My little Sangean has stopped working when asked to draw power from its batteries (when not hooked up to AC and you press "on", it goes to the station for an instant and then flashes E) but it continues to draw power from the batteries and they have maintained the preset station information over a couple of weeks. I've tried several different sets of batteries to no avail. The radio works fine when hooked up to electricity, but that kind of negates its appeal as a portable. Any suggestions? And...if it has to go back to Sangean to be repaired, is it worth it, it's about 6 years old? Thanks, Ed Waldock
Remove the battery compartment door and the batteries. There should be a small hole marked "reset" under the upper battery cradle. Press (gently...until it clicks) and hold for 5 seconds. Replace batteries and try again.
Has this been resolved yet? Mine worked fine yesterday and today I get nothing but three zero's (000) in the screen...no buttons work (and the lock switch is off). Has anyone run into the issue of no power (note: I have only used battery power so far with the radio).
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make sure the battery is unplugged from the laptop and only hook up the ac adapter. If you can't get it to turn on then try anotherr knowng good working adapter and if it still can't turn on then the motherboard is bad and will need to be replaced.
If its not a micro-p glitch, sounds like the radio was subject to a spike or surge wile plugged into the AC adapter. If the "power" light stays on all the time, thats what happened. Believe me, I was Sangean America's tech from 1990-1995. Rob The fix is to replace a transistor, or fet in the main pwr supply. (Close to where the adaptor plugs in.) I wish I could give more details, but its been 14 long, long years.
Don't be mis-led by the working display. I had the "no power" problem with a working display too. I measured the voltage of the two AA batteries. One was 1.33 volts and the other was only 0.76 volts. Replaced the weak AA and everything worked. I suspect the 'enable' circuitry fails around/below 2.1v.
1. Press and hold the laptop power button down, for 10 seconds. 2. Now remove the battery 3. Repeat step one above 4. Let the laptop sit for 10 minutes. 5. Reinstall the battery 6. Make sure docking station is unplugged, and insert laptop into docking station. 7. Plug in power supply (to dock) 8. Start the laptop. 9. IF IT STARTS, let it run a while to see if the battery is charging 10. Remove it from the dock and repeat steps 1-5 above and then go directly to 8 (start without connecting dock).
CONCLUSIONS: If the laptop started in the dock on step 9 but not 10 (only on battery), your battery or power regulator circuit may be damaged. However, if it starts in step 10 but not step 9, your docking station -or its AC power supply may be damaged Let me know how this comes out, please.
I have the same problem. The unit was working perfectly until we had a power outage. Once the power was restored, the unit (battery side power outlets) stopped working. It won't power on upon pressing the power switch (I've tried plugging and unplugging.) The little red (fuse or circuit breaker) thingie at the back is loose. Any ideas?