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Powering up Delphi SkyFi 3

When i start up my SkyFi 3, IT only gets as far as the "Detecting SD Card." Even with a card in the reciever, it still does not detect it and does not move past that screen. Rebooting with the ModeButton and Volume up only brings me to the same screen and no farther.

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    I had this problem. I called Delphi and they replaced the unit. Nothing could be done from my end. I tried upgrading the firmware and still nothing.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    Same thing out of the blue. Card in slot or not, still a dead end. Volume up and Mode switch held does not help either. I will have to check on my warranty, I know it has been over a year. Typical technology!



    Somebody please find a way to resolve this.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    My Delphi Skyfi 3 boots up to "Scanning Media ,'' and no further. I pulled it out of the cradle in my truck and took it into work to play, and it's never booted up again.

    rod

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    I was recording a channel on the way to work. I took the Skyfi 3 from it's cradle and took it into work. Later I booted it up to listen... and it will not go past the scanning media screen. Is there no combination of buttons to push to reset it?



    Rodney in Tennessee

  • united9198 Apr 21, 2009

    I am now on my second SkyFi 3 and the freeze while "Checking For Media" problem continues. I have done everything requested by Delphi including sending my unit in for repair. The unit that I got back has the exact same problem.


    I called Delphi and was told that this is a problem with this radio and they will replace it if I send it in. They told me that they did not have a fix for the problem other than trying another radio. When I asked if the replacement would have the same problem, I was told that would be known until I installed it in my car and activated the new radio with XM.


    Between billing hassles with XM and equipment hassles with Delphi, I am about one inch from ****-canning the whole issue and going back to listening to my iPod. Do you suppose there is any chance that Apple will buy XM Sirius and Delphi and do the job right?

  • united9198 May 15, 2009

    After continued problems with the SkyFi 3 hanging at the "checking media" screen I called Delphi again. Once again, I got 20 minutes of hold, but after getting through, I may have found the solution.

    The Delphi rep instructed me to REMOVE THE RADIO FROM THE DOCK and do the reset. (hold down right arrow button while pressing the off-on switch. On at least 5 previous calls, I was never told to remove the radio from the dock when doing the reset. The tech rep said that is the solution and that I should have been told that previously.

    No one mentioned that bit of information and since it has now been 3 days since the reset, it appears to have fixed the problem. Who would have thought it would be so simple.


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I found the soloution to my problem on the "Shop Delphi" website. I had to do a hard reset described at this link:

http://www.shopdelphi.com/contact/ce/s_pf/#2516

It erased all memory in the Skifi and reset everything back to factory specs, but I have my radio back.

Rod in Tennessee

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I called Delphi today and reported that my Skyfi3 had died. They told me to

- put the radio back in the charger and then
- press the + volume and mode button together for 3 second to reset the radio

and it worked. Now the radio is charging. I'll see what happens once it's fully charged.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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I've found that if the radio is very cold, it won't reset no matter what you do. I place it in front of a heater vent to warm it up for a while and it makes it work properly after the reset is done. Now, I don't know if it will work in your case, but it's worth a try. I'm going back to my original Delphi XM2GO radio...never had any problems with that. I'll use the SkyFi3 as an oversized MP3 player.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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I was able to get past the scanning SD and Checking media freezes. What I do in the car is put the radio into the cradle just far enough to get it power, then when it passes the first screen (past the version check at the bottom), and pulls up the MP3 song playing, I push it all the way in. Then, I cycle through the modes to get a clear broadcast through the FM modulator. Some times, the MP3 song takes about 10 seconds to come back up if you go back to this mode, but it eventually plays. A pain in the neck to do some times, but it works.

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