My shows "ACQUIRING SIGNAL" but the signal is not picked up by the unit. I have checked all connections and used different antenna positions to see if that would solve my problem. My wife also has a unit and it worked perfectly in my car using my antenna and hers, so I'm confident that the antenna is not the culprit.
I contacted SIRIUS and they re-sent the signal to my unit, still no response, same display.
While on line with SIRIUS, I reset the unit back to factory default which did nothing either.
I can't imagine what could have happened, the unit worked flawlessly until now with no problems at all.
Any suggestions you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
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Re: Will not pick up signal
My guess is that in some point u droped it or something like that
the problem sounds like a crystal fault
and with u cannot do nothing
before u send it to fix
try opening the device and see if the wireing of the antenna R fine
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honestly I am also stumped I would say try to rewire the system but with a new harness and try turn on the headlights after you have the old harness off and use a volt meter on the battery then the ignition wire and see what it reads. that's all i can think of besides trying a new deck. But honestly this is the first time I have ever heard of this problem and thats all i can think of.
You can try a different antenna or a signal booster.Or use more than one antenna for picking up signals from different directions and use a diplexer to combie the signal into one.I have a Terk HDTVo and it will pick up stations from 40+ miles away when it is clear,but is choppy during storms.There will be under menu or tools on your remote a diagnostics option that will show signal strength on the chanel you are watching. Well hope this helps.
If the signal is good statement seems to imply that it is working, perhaps this is my misinterpretation of what you mean by this. Signal refers to the abi;ity to connect to satellites 4 are requied for triangulation. If the unit is fully charged and not connecting , then it is quite possible that the unit has a damaged SIIRF chip or whatever chip was used in your model to acquire satellite connection. The cost of repair is costly, it means total replacement of the M/Board. Never start car with the unit connected into DC car power, spikes will damage the chip
This is an odd fix, but I read it yesterday after having the "Acquiring Signal" issue for a week. I put it in the freezer for 30 minutes, brought it back to my desk and now it works. I don't know why or how, but I am happy.
It is not possible to set up 2 base units to work with same handset as the base unit and the handset are tagged by their operating frequency, which also works as the privacy filter for the user, so that your neighbors cannot pick up your line and use on your expense. For your requirement you need a DECT system that can support multiple base stations.
Question: Why won't my unit acquire satellites?
There are a several different factors that can cause a GPS unit to not acquire satellites:
If your unit is indoors, it may not acquire satellites.
If your unit is trying to acquire satellites for the first time, it is normal for it to take a while to establish its initial position.
If you have just finished updating the software in your unit or you have performed a master reset, your unit may take longer than normal to acquire.
If your unit has traveled a long distance while turned off or not tracking your travel, it may take a longer period of time to acquire.
If your unit has not been used for an extended period of time, it may take a longer period of time to acquire.
If your vehicle has a protective coating on its windshield or electronic devices which interfere with the unit receiving signal, you may need an external antenna.
If your unit is not acquiring satellites, it is recommended that you place the unit in a stationary position where it has a clear view of the sky. In some cases it may be necessary to take the unit outside of your vehicle as certain vehicles inhibit the unit from acquiring satellites. As the unit receives signal from the satellites, it will begin to lock on to them individually until it has acquired enough information to establish your position.
If your unit is still having trouble acquiring satellites, please ensure that it has the latest version of operating software. You can do this using our WebUpdater program which can be found at the following link:
Sirius does not stand behind their products, There is no out of warranty repair for their radios, and they do not offer sites for repair. Seems like this is a definite problem with this model. Their solution is to buy a new radio,(with all the new-docking,boombox etc) accessories. also they charge $75.00 to change to the new radio.I liked my sportster 1 because of the FM modulator. It just had to be centrally located and all the radios in my home picked it up(no docking) the new radios require $50.00 docking stations for each stereo location and radio location, unless you bring a boombox everywhere, and the sound isn't the same. I feel there should be a class action lawsuit against Sirius for these reasons and I might look into it. What do all you think?