New Delphi Myfi Problem

Discussion in 'XM Radios' started by romad, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. romad

    romad New Member

    This past week while I was in Prescott, AZ my radio started doing a weird power down/power up thing. It would power down for about 10 seconds then power up and work for another 10 - 15 seconds, then repeat several times before working fine until the next day. It had worked fine most of the day but started doing this when I came out of a movie theater. I thought it might be the Car adapter or power adapter.

    Well, now that I'm back in California I put the MyFi in the mount installed in my Jetta with power hardwired, and the same thing happens where it didn't before. It works fine after a few of these cycles. Maybe it has to warm up from generated heat?

    Anyone have a similar problem?
     
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  2. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    One of my older (non-Delphi) radios did something similar. I replaced the battery and it took care of it.
     
  3. romad

    romad New Member

    This is a fairly new battery, less than 2 years old. The battery it replaced was the original battery from 2005.
     
  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    If the battery gets too hot or too cold I think they go a bit wonky. I remember reading about that on forums back in the day where everybody had an AirWare or a MyFi.
     
  5. romad

    romad New Member

    I know that my unit display conks out when it is too hot; I fixed that by aiming one of my center vents at it so the cold A/C air hits it. I'll order a new battery and see what happens.
     
  6. geosync

    geosync Well-Known Member

    Too hot!! Just like your receiver, or amplifier, but not your computer.
     
  7. romad

    romad New Member

    Well, I decided to try reconditioning the battery first. I brought the unit inside and mounted it into the Home cradle. I then let it charge for 48 hours before putting it back in the car. It has worked flawlessly since. I still ordered a new battery to have on hand.
     
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