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#10928418 - 06/19/15 01:39 PM Radio help
takern Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/04/14
Posts: 17
The stereo on my boat has quit working. It started off turning its self off if i had a hard landing after going over a wave/wake. Then it slowly got worse to where it would do it even in small chop. finally it cut out and never turned back on. I rewired it and checked fuses and nothing. then i pulled off the faceplate and pushed it back on and magically it worked again. Then a few days later i took the boat out and it will not even turn on. I have good power all the way to the plug going into the radio and power all the way back at the ground so I know it is not an issue with the wiring.

I am thinking that something inside the radio broke or the face plate is just broken. unfortunately none of the local radio places have one i can plug the faceplate in to check that. So as of now I have no radio and I am out of ideas short of just replacing it. Any other ideas?

#10928485 - 06/19/15 02:10 PM Re: Radio help [Re: takern]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1045
Loc: Richland-Chambers
Since you are mounted on a boat, you need to check the negative connection as well. If you have a solid positive and a solid negative contact, then it would have to be in the radio.
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#10933878 - 06/22/15 08:11 PM Re: Radio help [Re: takern]
psycho0819 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
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Loc: Kaufman
Might be the contacts where the faceplate mate up to the unit are corroded enough that it's not making contact on one or two pins. You might try using a pencil eraser to clean up the contacts on both the unit and faceplate. Beyond that, the pounding from being on a boat might have taken its toll.

I run a round Jensen on my boat in the old speedometer hole. Not a high end unit for certain, but I love it so far.
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space!

#10948571 - 06/30/15 09:23 AM Re: Radio help [Re: takern]
takern Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/04/14
Posts: 17
I think the radio is just shot from the beating lik you mentioned. i pulled it completely apart this morning and everything looks to be in place with no corrosion, even inside the faceplate. Bummer


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