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I had the ANTENNA WIRE CRACK AND APPEARANTLY IT MIGHT HAVE SHORT CIRCUITED SOMETHING INSIDE MY RECIEVER and NOW it wont read the new antenna I installed. Anyone that can repair it, contact me to pay you and send it for repair. I have a lifetime subscription and cannot give up this reciever.

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  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    reciever was plugged into cigarette lighter adapter that the wire was broke on now the reciever says no antenna detected, even on home boom box the reciever says the same thing did it damage the reciever?



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I had a similar type problem where i have a lifetime subscription and my XACT VISOR XTR3 unit had a faulty power connection that was driving me nuts. i decided to try and swap out the internal receiver component with a new unactivated unit i bought on ebay. (all the types are out there and pretty cheap even for new)

in opening the new one up i found the only difference from unit to unit is the receiver brain inside the unit, and it is relatively easy to swap out the brain into the body of a new unactivated unit. just four small screws and carefully pull the brain out of the long multi-pin connector. i put the old brain into the new carcass, screwed it back together and it works like a champ. just have some patience in figuring out exactly how your particular unit comes apart, and you will need small screwdrivers and either a small allen-key set or torx set - my old unit had the allen-key screws on the outer case and the newer one had torx screws.

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