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Reception and audio intermittent

Both in my car and in my home docking station, the satellite radio has intermittent audio and displays the "acquiring signal" message. The signal strength constantly fluctuates for no appearent reason between 3 and 1 and sometimes X. The problem has gotten worse over time. The antenna and all other connections are properly connected. I have the background of being a former electronics technician and I would like to open up the receiver for a visual inspection without breaking the unit. Does anyone know how to open the unit? I tried removing the two small Phillips screws but could not open the unit.It is out of warranty so I have little to lose by trying. Could you help me?

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  • torre236 Feb 22, 2008

    I have the same problem.The red light is out only to flash on for a few seconds and then go dark again plus aquiring signal is always on and off.I believe this unit kt-sr2000 is a lemon and should be replaced by JVC.

  • fja1726 Jun 02, 2008

    I suppose it's good to see that I'm not alone in this. The JVC unit constantly displays "acquiring signal" even though the lower left corner shows two or three bars of signal strength. Of course, the unit is now out of warranty!

  • NYAngel98 Jun 05, 2008

    I seem to be having the same problem. I have mine just resting in the lower console of my truck because it doesn't fit well on the windshield -- so sometimes if it moved a certain way or I hit a bumped that physically moved the unit sometimes I'd lose signal until I played with it's position, and it'd be fine again. The problem I'm having now started the other night, when the radio was playing perfectly fine... then all of a sudden it stopped playing the audio. Yet, I still saw the station and show information on the screen. I tried moving it around, nothing changed. Looked like it was working (as far as the screen info) but still no sound. I tried changing channels, nothing still. I then shut it off, and turned it back on. I had full reception in the lower left corner, but the "aquiring signal" message came on, and stayed on. If I played with the plugs in the rear of the cradle - the signal strenth would change, even jump from full bars to an "X" -- go from "acquiring signal" to "antenna not detected". I'm not sure if maybe there is something wrong with the cradle, and not the radio itself? The screen and all parts of the radio seem like they're working fine function wise - but it's like it just won't play or sometimes get a signal (even w/ 3 bars) I called sirius, and they resent me a signal anyway, but advised me that I was getting full reception, and that it might be a connection to the radio. Do they sell replacement cradles in the store? I really don't want to buy a whole new radio if it's just the cradle that maybe isnt' making a solid connection to the unit. (Especially since I have the boombox for this model, and I dont' think they sell it in stores anymore... hate to have to hunt it down online and take a chance that it's used or not going to work right either) Anyone else have a similar issue?



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Sorry I can't help. I'm having the same problem. Seems to be a common problem with these units. I posted the same problem. If you get an answer before me could you please forward it to me and I will do the same for you. THANKS AND GOOD LUCK

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