Is MY Stiletto 100 dead??

Discussion in 'Sirius Portables' started by HarleyJoel, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. HarleyJoel

    HarleyJoel Member

    My Stiletto 100 will not charge, even with a new battery. I checked the power cords with a volt-ohm meter and it is getting power to the unit. The unit works when plugged in but refuses to charge for any length of time making it pretty much useless for me.
  2. SSF

    SSF Member

    Before determining if your SL100 is dead we need to see if the battery still works. Do you happen to have any friends who may own this radio so we can replace the battery?
  3. HarleyJoel

    HarleyJoel Member

    I bought a brand new battery and it (and the old one) does work but the problem is that it does not charge. I can rarely get it to charge for a minute or so but then it stops charging. The longest I was able to charge it was about 30 minutes and the radio worked fine for a little while until the battery died again.
  4. mynameisjamie

    mynameisjamie Member

    This might be fixed with a reset and erase.
  5. HarleyJoel

    HarleyJoel Member

    I tried that too. I think it's dead.:(
  6. MM

    MM Administrator

  7. HarleyJoel

    HarleyJoel Member

    Yes. I had high hopes that the recovery would fix everything and was very disappointed when it didn't work. I'm starting to think it's a hardware problem in the unit itself.
  8. snakester

    snakester Member

    Do you have a home dock? If so, see if you can get away with charging the battery in the slot behind the Stiletto. If that works, it's definitely your radio. If not, it's the battery.
  9. HarleyJoel

    HarleyJoel Member

    I don't have a home dock but it's worth a try. I'm pretty sure it's the radio not charging the battery since the one battery is brand new.
  10. nafddur

    nafddur Member

    Just do a warranty exchange and upgrade to an S2. You won't regret it.
  11. snakester

    snakester Member

    The stiletto 100 doesn't have an appetite for loved songs, as I've heard the SL2 does.
  12. nafddur

    nafddur Member

    Just move any loved songs you really want to keep onto your Micro SD card - it's simple. And then, when you do a warranty exchange (yes, tons of us have done those on SL100's too, and lost ALL our loved songs!) you just transfer the micro card to your new receiver.

    And, the strange thing is that, as many times as I've lost programmed recordings due to the S2 memory corruption issue (thank god for cassettes), I've never lost a single loved song.
  13. vetehead

    vetehead New Member

    Try plugging into your computer and see if it charges.
  14. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    Did yours come with 2 batteries one slim one big-mine did-also a good idea to do a complete shut down at least twice a week-if you bought a new battery and it still isnt working it might be dying-if so warranty exchange is probably a good idea
  15. dnasty

    dnasty New Member

    I have the same issue with my 100. I am thinking the car dock is bad. Try hooking it to another charger, such as your computer (not sure if that actually charges), car dock or home dock and see if it charges.
  16. Vols44

    Vols44 Well-Known Member

    Wanted to piggyback this thread with a related issue. I record every evening and listen to my favorite programs the next day. The past few weeks the battery attached to the receiver stops charging while in the home dock. Even after a device recovery the batteries charge fine in the rear slot and the male connectors in the dock a free of dust and dirt. Ditto the female ends on my SL100.

    I use to think the batteries were getting too hot, but the same problem occurred after switching to another room in the house. One night I left the fan blowing on the system and there were no problems the next night the same problems.

    Any advice or comments are appreciated.
  17. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    It may be the dock itself which has a bad connector. Can you try a different dock?

    Also, maybe I read it wrong, but did you say you kept a fan on it for 1 night and the problem went away until the next night when you did not have the fan on it anymore? If this is the case, the obvious solution is to have the fan blow on it every night. This would be an indication of a heat issue somewhere.
  18. Vols44

    Vols44 Well-Known Member

    Posted a WTB thread in the hardware exchange forum. It gets frustrating when I miss a recording because a battery gets hot and/or the charger connection fails. I know they're not manufactured anymore since they stopped producing Stiletto's. A Soloist or Universal Executive System will be one expensive way of recording programs while hooked up to an AC connection.

    I opted for the e-mail notification if/when TSS gets a hold of more hardware.
  19. Vols44

    Vols44 Well-Known Member

    TSS-Radio came through with it's usual excellent service and notified me they had a refurbed home dock less than a week later.
  20. Vols44

    Vols44 Well-Known Member

    Duplicate post.

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