Sirius S50 Manual
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Sirius S50 Frequently Asked Question
The S50 docking kit is the ultimate accessory enabling every user the ability to transport their S50 from their car to their home. Designed around the SIRIUS media dial, the home docking kit will complete any home stereo system.
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User reviews and opinions
|tahir||10:21pm on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010|
|The programming on Sirius is generally good. Unlike a lot of users I personally love my S50. Great all in one product. Satellite radio, MP3 player and radio Tivo all built into one.|
|applewize||4:25pm on Saturday, August 28th, 2010|
|I have been using my S50 since 2005 and have to say that this unit is outstanding. I bought this, tried to use it, it would not work.|
|walddo99||4:45am on Wednesday, August 11th, 2010|
|Let me just add myself to the long list of dissappointed customers of SIRIUS and the S50. The CAR DOCK is junk. This will be the third replacement I have received from Sirius. Customer care is not very helpful either.|
|viaChima||10:14pm on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010|
|Faulty design, faulty manufacture, faulty service Please do not buy this product it will fail as mine has making it an expensive mp3 player.|
|mdea||3:04am on Sunday, May 16th, 2010|
|I bought this, tried to use it, it would not ... absolutely no pros sirius customer service is the poorest , rudest and un-educated service EVER I have been using my S50 since 2005 and have ... Sleek design, provides years of service, easy to use, take anywhere! Memory is not expandable.|
|leo_watson||12:45pm on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010|
|Overall, I liked the designed & functionality of this unit. Sleek, portable & compact design (MP3 player), bright TFT color screen. I purchased this player for xmas and I liked the fact that it was a portable mp3player, the fact that it did not receive live radio was not a concern,...|
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Be sure to observe the following warnings. Failure to follow these safety instructions and warnings may result in a serious accident. Do not operate the Sirius S50 in a way that might divert your attention from driving safely. As a driver, you alone are responsible for safely operating your vehicle in accordance with traffic safety laws at all times. Be sure the unit is installed as described in the installation instructions in this guide. When installing the unit using a Home Kit or Executive Kit, follow the installation instructions included with those kits. To avoid short circuits, do not open the unit, and never put or leave any metallic objects (coins, tools, etc.) inside the unit. If the unit emits smoke or unusual odors, turn the power off immediately, and disconnect the unit from any power source.
[ Warning and Safety Information ]
Do not drop the unit or subject it to strong shocks. If the unit doesnt seem to be working properly, turn the unit off, remove the battery from the unit, wait 10 seconds, replace the battery and then turn it on again.
My Sirius Studio Software
End User License Agreement
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO INC. END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (EULA)
This End User License Agreement (this EULA) sets forth the agreement between you and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. (Sirius) for the use of the software in S Series Sirius satellite radio receivers (the Receiver Software), the My Sirius Studio computer software (the Computer Software and, together with the Receiver Software, the Software) and their use with S Series Sirius satellite radio receiver and accessories (the Receiver) and Sirius satellite radio service (the Sirius Service). In addition, for your use of the Sirius Service, you agree to be bound by the Terms & Conditions of Service set forth at: http:// www.sirius.com/serviceterms (the Terms and Conditions). YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS EULA. BY USING THE RECEIVER AND THE RECEIVER SOFTWARE, CLICKING ON THE ACCEPT BUTTON TO INSTALL THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE, AND/OR INSTALLING, COPYING OR OTHERWISE USING THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS EULA. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS EULA, CLICK ON THE CANCEL BUTTON IF YOU ARE INSTALLING THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE SO THAT IT IS NOT INSTALLED, AND DO NOT USE THE RECEIVER. 1. GRANT OF LICENSE. Sirius hereby grants to you a non-exclusive, limited, license to use the Software and any related documentation (the Documentation). You may: (a) use the Receiver Software (including the PPI Software (as defined below) in object code form only as fully integrated into the Receiver in order to operate the Receiver for its usual purpose, (b) use the Computer Software simultaneously on up to three computers and (c) copy the Computer Software for back-up and archival purposes; provided that any copy must contain all of the original Softwares proprietary notices. Sirius and its suppliers, including without limitation, Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) and PortalPlayer, Inc. (PortalPlayer), and their respective suppliers, retain all rights not expressly granted herein, including without limitation, all world-wide patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other proprietary rights associated with the Software. You agree that Sirius suppliers (including Microsoft and PortalPlayer) are third party beneficiaries of this EULA and may enforce your performance of its terms. 2. LICENSE RESTRICTIONS. (a) You must be at least 18 years old to assume the obligations set forth in this EULA. Minors may use the Software and the Documentation only if a parent or legal guardian assumes the obligations set forth in this EULA and thereby assumes full responsibility for the minors use of the Software and the Documentation. (b) You may not: (i) permit other individuals to use the Computer Software; (ii) modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, extract source code from, disassemble (except to the extent that this restriction is expressly prohibited by law), reproduce, or create derivative works based upon the Software or the Documentation; (iii) copy the Software or the Documentation (except as permitted by Section 1(c)); (iv) rent, lease, publicly display, transfer, or otherwise transfer rights to the Software or the Documentation and/or (v) remove any proprietary notices or labels on the Software or the Documentation. Any violations of this Section 2(b) will immediately terminate your license to the Software and the Documentation. (c) You may use the Software and the Documentation only in a manner that complies with all applicable laws in the jurisdictions in which you use the Software and the Documentation, including without limitation, applicable restrictions concerning copyright and other intellectual property rights. (d) You may use the Software only for your private, non-commercial use. You may not use the Software in any way to provide, or as part of, any commercial service or application. Copies of content files, including without limitation songs and other audio recordings, which are stored and/or transferred using the Software, and which are protected by the copyright laws or related laws of any jurisdiction, are for your own personal use only and you may not publicly perform them or distribute them to third parties. (e) By storing content on the Receiver, you are making a digital copy. You may not use the Receiver or the Software in an attempt to, or in conjunction with, any device, program or service designed to circumvent technological measures employed to control access to, or the rights in, a content file or other work protected by the copyright laws of any jurisdiction. (f) The Software embodies a serial copying management system required by the laws of the United States. You may not circum-
The My Sirius Studio Software CD included with the Sirius S50 will allow you to connect your Sirius S50 to your PC running the Windows XP or Windows 2000 operating system. It is important that only this software be used to transfer and manage information on your Sirius S50 to ensure that the operating system software essential to the operation of the Sirius S50 is not removed or damaged. Should this essential software be removed or damaged, the Sirius S50 will no longer function. The software also provides for upgrading features and functionality as they become available from SIRIUS. Be sure to periodically connect the Sirius S50 to your PC to load the latest updates. Refer to the user manual included on the software CD for further information on installing and using the software. The My Sirius Studio software should be installed before connecting the Sirius S50 to your computer.
Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Do not use any other power adapter for the Sirius S50, or connect it directly to the vehicles power. Doing so will damage the unit. The vehicle dock operates on 5v DC, 1.5A. Using anything other than the supplied cigarette lighter adapter to power the vehicle dock will void the warranty.
The Sirius S50 is designed to operate between -5 to +40 C (23 to 104 F). Avoid leaving the unit in a vehicle or elsewhere where the temperature may fall outside this range. Extreme temperatures or extreme temperature fluctuations can degrade the performance of the LCD display screen, and possibly damage it.
Cleaning and Maintenance
If the Sirius S50 becomes dirty, turn the power off and wipe it clean with the provided microfiber cleaning pouch. Do not use hard cloths, paint thinner, alcohol, or other volatile solvents to clean. These may cause damage to the unit.
[ EULA ]
vent or attempt to circumvent this system by any means. (g) You shall not export or re-export the Software or the Receiver without the appropriate U.S. or foreign government licenses. (h) The PPI Software (as defined below) is commercial computer software and any accompanying documentation is commercial computer software documentation. Use, duplication or disclosure of the PPI Software and/or documentation by an agency or instrumentality of the U.S. government is subject to the terms of this EULA pursuant to FAR 12.212 or DFARS 227.7202, and their successors, as applicable. (i) Supply of the Receiver and the Software does not convey a license nor imply any right to distribute content created with this product in revenue-generating broadcast systems (terrestrial, satellite, cable and/or other distribution channels), streaming applications (via Internet, intranets and/or other networks), other content distribution systems (pay-audio or audio-on-demand applications and the like) or on physical media (compact discs, digital versatile discs, semiconductor chips, hard drives, memory cards and the like). An independent license for such use is required. For details, please visit http://mp3licensing.com. 3. AUTOMATIC COMMUNICATIONS FEATURES; USE OF INFORMATION. (a) The Computer Software includes functionality that may automatically communicate information to Sirius over the Internet as part of its normal operation. These communications features may be enabled by default. You may opt out of these communications by changing the settings in preferences menu of the Computer Software. An initial list of the communications features is listed below. The communications features may be changed by any updates of the Computer Software that you install. By installing and/or using the Computer Software and any related updates, you agree to permit the installation and use of the communications features. You are responsible for any telecommunications or other connectivity charges incurred through use of the Computer Software. (i) Once you install the Computer Software and connect the Receiver, the Computer Software may provide Sirius with user information, including electronic identification number of the Receiver (the ESN). (ii) The Computer Software may provide Sirius with the following information from time to time: the channels of the Sirius Service that you listen to on the Receiver and the amount of time which you listen, the content that you store on the Receiver, and the channels of the Sirius Service that you have set as presets on the Sirius Receiver. (b) Sirius may match the ESN and other information it receives to personally identifiable information provided by you as part of your subscription to the Sirius Service. Sirius may use the information it receives to keep statistics on the aggregated anonymous use of the Software and/or the Sirius Service and to provide you with additional content. You may opt out of receiving any additional content by changing the settings in preferences menu of the Computer Software. 4. DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT. (a) The Software uses the Microsoft digital rights management technology for Windows Media (WM-DRM) to protect the integrity of Sirius and third party content (Secure Content) so that the intellectual property, including without limitation, the copyright, in such content is not misappropriated. Portions of the WM DRM software (the WMDRM Software) use WM-DRM to transfer or play Secure Content. If the WM-DRM Softwares security has been compromised, owners of Secure Content (Secure Content Owners) may request that Microsoft revoke the WM-DRM Softwares right to copy, display, transfer, and/or play Secure Content. Revocation does not alter the WM-DRM Softwares ability to play unprotected content. A list of revoked WM-DRM Software is sent to your computer whenever you download a license for Secure Content from the Internet. Microsoft may, in conjunction with such license, also download revocation lists onto your computer on behalf of Secure Content Owners. Secure Content Owners may also require you to upgrade some of the WM-DRM components distributed with the WM-DRM software (WM-DRM Upgrades) before accessing their content. When you attempt to play such content, WM-DRM Software built by Microsoft may notify you that a WM-DRM Upgrade is required and then ask for your consent before the WM-DRM Upgrade is downloaded. WM-DRM Software used by third parties may do the same. You agree that Microsoft and other third parties may upgrade the WM-DRM Software without notice to you. If you decline an upgrade, you will not be able to access content that requires the WM-DRM Upgrade; provided that, you will still be able to access unprotected content and Secure Content that does not require the upgrade. (b) You may not take any action to circumvent or defeat the security or content usage rules provided or enforced by the WM-DRM Software. Sirius is not responsible for the operation of the WM-DRM Software in any way, including without limitation, revocation of the WM-DRM Softwares right to copy, display, transfer, and/or play Secure Content. Sirius is not responsible for any communications to or from any Secure Content Owner, or for the collection or use of information by any Secure Content Owner. 5. OWNERSHIP. All title, ownership, rights, and intellectual property rights in and to the Software and the Documentation shall remain in the property of Sirius and its licensors. The Receiver Software contains software owned by PortalPlayer and/or its suppliers (the PPI Software). The PPI software includes MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. The Software also includes Microsoft Windows Media Technology. The Software is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and international copyright treaties. 6. WARRANTIES. (a) Sirius warrants that for a period of 90 days from the date of your acquisition the Software if operated as
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excess antenna cable in a location where it can be hidden.
Battery Installation, Charging, and Disposal
The SIRIUS S50 is provided with a battery which, when fully charged, will provide approximately 6 hours of listening time when listening to SIRIUS content, and will vary when listening to your audio files depending upon the encoding technique of the audio files. As batteries age, the amount of listening time diminishes and replacement (or spare) batteries are available from your SIRIUS product distributor. The amount of listening time the battery provides is also dependent upon several factors which may be adjusted to maximize the time between charging. Decreasing the length of time the backlight of the display screen remains on will prolong battery life, as well as adjusting the brightness of the display screen to a dimmer setting. Both of these adjustments are made through the Setup menu. Refer to the Brightness section on page 86 and the Backlight section on page 87 for instructions on changing these settings.
Media Player Battery Installation
Once the antenna cable is routed through the vehicle, and you are satisfied with the cable routing, peel the protective material from the adhesive strips and press the rubber antenna cable cover/tail firmly into place on the vehicle. Double check that the location of the antenna and rubber antenna cable cover/tail are correct, and continue to press firmly down on rubber antenna cable cover/tail for another 30 seconds. (Figure 4) At room temperature (68 degrees), maximum adhesion usually occurs within 72 hours. During this period, avoid car washes and other contact with the antenna and rubber antenna cable cover/tail.
To install the battery in the media player, grasp the media player in your hand as shown in Figure 1, positioning your thumb just above the head of the SIRIUS dog logo. Then press your thumb down gently on the battery cover and slide your thumb to the right to open the battery compartment. Lift and remove the cover, and remove the battery from the compartment. Discard the plastic protective material from underneath the battery, and place the battery back into the compartment. Slide the battery cover back into place. The battery provided with the Sirius S50 is fully charged at the factory, but may require additional charging time to top off the charge.
Connecting the Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Pausing a Live Broadcast
If you are unable to continue listening to a live broadcast but do not want to miss the broadcast, you can pause the channel for 30 to 60 minutes depending upon the content. When paused, the broadcast is put into a replay buffer.
1. Press Play/Pause to pause a live broadcast. 2. The audio will mute and a time bar will be shown near the bottom of the display screen indicating the memory capacity and how much of the replay buffer is filled with the broadcast. (Figure 1)
Preset Removed CNN
When a broadcast has been paused, the time bar will fill from the right (live broadcast) to the left, and the time display indicates how much of the broadcast is in the replay buffer. The indicator within the time bar indicates your current listening position in the replay buffer. When the currently paused time is at the limit of the replay buffer capacity, play of the broadcast will automatically resume. The live broadcast will continue to be added to the replay buffer, overwriting the oldest portion of the broadcast in the replay buffer.
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Playing a Paused Broadcast
Fast-Forwarding and Rewinding Through a Paused Broadcast
Press Play/Pause to begin playing a paused broadcast from the point at which it was paused. (Figures 2 & 3)
1. Pressing Fast-Forward and Rewind navigates through the replay buffer, either by time or by segments. 2. As you fast-forward or rewind, the indicator in the time bar will move to show your current playback position relative to the live broadcast. (Figures 4 & 5)
Pressing and holding
Play/Pause jumps to the live broadcast.
Tuning a different channel or playback of a playlist will discard the replay buffer.
Pressing and releasing Fast-Forward and Rewind moves forwards or backwards to the start of the next or previous segment and play immediately begins. (Segments are the beginning of songs or shows.) If the beginning of the replay buffer is reached playback immediately begins. If the end of the replay buffer is reached the live broadcast resumes. Pressing and holding Fast-Forward and Rewind for one second moves forward or backwards in 10 second intervals, which increases to 30 and then 60 second intervals the longer the button remains pressed. Play begins immediately when the button is released or the beginning of the replay buffer is reached. If the end of the replay buffer is reached, the live broadcast resumes.
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Saving Songs and Shows
Songs and shows can be saved by using Love while listening to a live broadcast. The Sirius S50 will hold approximately 50 hours of SIRIUS content, saved using Love and scheduled recordings, and includes the content automatically saved in My Sirius Channels. As much as half of the total memory storage space (512MB) is available for MP3 or WMA files downloaded from your computer. Downloading files will reduce the amount of storage space available for SIRIUS content, however, storage space is always reserved for SIRIUS content. The encoding technique of your downloaded files will also affect the amount of files you can store, as higher quality audio formats consume greater storage space. Current memory usage may be checked by accessing Content Management from the Setup menu. Refer to the Memory Usage section on page 82 for instructions.
Saving a Song
will be prompted to save or not to save the partial song. When recording a song, it will be recorded exactly as it was broadcast. If you attempt to tune away before the song is complete, you will be prompted to confirm that you wish to stop recording, and if you want to save or discard the partial recording. In some instances, songs are protected and cannot be saved. When this occurs, an alert will be displayed and the song will not be saved. If you attempt to save a song, and the memory is full, a Memory is Full prompt will be displayed. If there are at least 10 songs in My Sirius Songs which can be deleted, Figure 2 is displayed with the following choices: Dont Save. The current song or show you are attempting to save will not be saved. Make Room and Save. The 10 songs which are least played are deleted, and the current song is saved.
1. Press Love to begin saving the song. 2. While the song is being saved the love icon will be displayed briefly, and the heart icon in the lower right corner will be displayed until the song is saved. (Figure 1) 3. When the song is complete, it is saved in My Sirius Songs. Refer to the Listening to Saved Songs, Shows, and MP3s section on page 56 for information on playing back the song.
Memory is Full
Dont Save Make Room & Save
If you have tuned to a channel that is in the middle of playing a song that you want to save, you will only be able to save the song from the point at which you tuned to the channel. You
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Saving a Show
ed to confirm that you wish to stop recording, and if you wish to save the partial recording. In some instances, shows are protected and cannot be saved. When this occurs, an alert will be displayed and the show will not be saved. If you attempt to save a show, and the memory is full, a Memory is Full prompt will be displayed. Refer to the notes in the previous section on page 52 for information concerning the Memory is Full prompt.
Downloading Audio Files
1. Press and hold Love to begin saving the show. The heart icon will be displayed briefly and a time bar will indicate the amount of time available for recording. (Figure 3) You will be prompted to press Love to set the record start. (Figure 4) 2. You may use Fast Forward and Rewind to modify the starting point of the recording before pressing Love. (Figure 5) 3. Press Love to set the starting point. 4. You will be prompted to press Love to set the end of the recording. (Figure 6) You may use Fast Forward and Rewind to modify the ending point of the recording before pressing Love. 5. Press Love to set the ending point. 6. The recording time is now set. (Figure 7) When the show completes recording, it is saved in My Sirius Shows. Refer to the Listening to Saved Songs, Shows, and MP3s section on page 56 for information on playing back the show.
New Program Entry Field Descriptions Continued
This entry specifies the length of time to record. The default entry is one hour. This entry specifies how often the scheduled recording should take place. The default entry is Once. Options for frequency are: Once. The scheduled recording will take place only one time on the specified date and time, and will not repeat. Daily. The scheduled recording will take place daily, beginning on the date specified and continuing every day of the week at specified time. MF. The scheduled recording will take place every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the specified time. Saturday and Sunday are not included in the schedule. Weekly. The scheduled recording will take place once a week beginning on the day of the week specified by the date, at the specified time.
1. Press the Setup button. 2. Select Content Management Schedule Recordings If you are creating a new program: Select New Program. (Figure 1) If you are editing an existing program: Select the program you wish to edit Select Edit Program. (Figure 2) If you are deleting an existing program: Select the program you wish to delete Select Delete Program. (Figure 2) The program will be deleted and you will be returned to the Schedule Recordings screen. (Figure 1) 3. The New Program screen will be displayed (Figure 3). Use the Media Dial to change an entry, and press the Select button to set the entry and move to the next entry. To return to a previous entry use the Back button. Refer to the table following for an explanation of each entry. 4. When you have pressed the Select button at the last entry, the new program will be saved. If it conflicts with an existing scheduled recording, you will be prompted to keep the new program and replace the conflicting one, or delete the new program. (Figure 4)
New Program Entry Field Descriptions
SCHEDULE REC BACK New Program 06-25 Ch 143 08:05p 08-20 Ch 64 11:55a
06-25 Ch 143 08:05p BACK Edit Program Delete Program
NEW PROGRAM 01 Channel: ____ ___ Date: ___ / ___ / 00 Time: ___ : ___ PM Duration: ___:___ Frequency: Daily
Channel Date Time
This entry specifies the SIRIUS channel you wish to record. The default entry is the current channel. This entry specifies the date the scheduled recording should begin. The default entry is the current date. This entry specifies the time of day the scheduled recording should begin. The default entry is the current time.
New program conflicts with: 06-10 Ch 01 10:00p
Returns to previous menu or list
Programming the Jump Feature
1. Press the Setup button and select Jump Settings. (Figure 1) 2. To program the Back button for traffic/weather, select Traffic/Weather and the city closest to your location. (Figures 2 & 3) 3. To program the Back button to a regular channel, select JumpSet and the desired channel. (Figures 4 & 5)
JUMP SETTINGS BACK Trafc/Weather: -----JumpSet: -----Figure 1
TRAFFIC/WEATHER Houston Los Angeles Miami New York
JUMP SETTINGS BACK Trafc/Weather: Los Angeles JumpSet: ----Figure 3
JUMPSET BACK None 001 Hits Starlite
JUMP SETTINGS Trafc/Weather: ----JumpSet: 064 Outlaw BACK
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The sleep timer feature will turn the Sirius S50 off after 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes. The sleep timer function differs from the auto shutdown feature in that you may change channels, or any other activity, without interrupting the sleep timer.
Setting the Sleep Timer
The auto shutdown feature turns the Sirius S50 off after one hour of inactivity. This feature is only available when in the vehicle dock. Enabling this feature while using the Sirius S50 in your vehicle prevents accidental battery drainage by turning it off if you forget to do so.
Enabling Auto Shutdown
1. Press the Setup button. 2. Select Time Settings Sleep Timer: Off
Select an amount of time. (Figure 1)
1. Press the Setup button. 2. Select Time Settings Auto Shutdown.
SLEEP TIMER BACK Off 15 min 30 min
If there have been no buttons pressed for one hour, the Sirius S50 will automatically turn itself off. If any buttons are pressed during the one hour shutdown period, the auto shutdown timer will be reset to one hour. After 59 minutes of inactivity, a prompt will be displayed to cancel the auto shutdown. Pressing the Select button at the prompt will reset the auto shutdown timer to one hour.
The Sirius S50 must be in a dock for this feature to work. When you set a sleep time, it will only occur once. You will have to choose a new sleep time each time you use the sleep time feature. If you are recording any songs or shows when the sleep time has been reached, the recording will be terminated when the Sirius S50 turns itself off.
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The auto dimming feature will automatically dim the display screen of the Sirius S50 when the ambient light becomes dark. This is useful if using the Sirius S50 at night in a vehicle.
Enabling or Disabling Auto Dimming
Setup Menu Navigation
When the Sirius S50 is docked, the Setup Menu is accessed by pressing the Setup button on the vehicle dock. (Figure 1) Options in the setup menu are selected by highlighting the menu option using the Media Dial and pressing the Select button. To return to a previous menu, choose the BACK menu option or press the Back button. To exit Setup, press and hold the Back button. When the Sirius S50 is being used as a media player, the Setup Menu is accessed by pressing the Setup button on the media player. (Figure 2) Options in the setup menu are selected by highlighting the menu option using Fast-Forward and Rewind and pressing Play/Pause. To return to a previous menu, choose the BACK menu option if available, or press the Setup button. Not all menu options described in this section are available from the media player. To indicate which menu options are available on the media player, each applicable section or sub-section will have an earbud icon indicating that the menu option is available on the media player. Each option in the setup menus is described in the following sub-sections, in the order in which they appear when the Sirius S50 is docked.
SETUP MENU BACK Audio Settings Content Management Device Settings SETUP MENU Time Settings Audio Settings Content Management Device Settings
1. Press the Setup button. 2. Select Display Settings Auto-Dim: Off/On. (Figure 1) 3. The Auto-Dim menu option toggles to turn Auto-Dim on or off.
Adjusting the Auto Dimming Brightness
Press the Setup button. Select Display Settings Auto-Dim Brightness. (Figure 2) Turn the Media Dial to select the brightness level. (Figure 3) Press the Select button to set the new brightness level.
DISPLAY SETTINGS Brightness Auto-Dim: Off Auto-Dim Brightness BACK
DISPLAY SETTINGS Auto-Dim: On Auto-Dim Brightness BACK Wallpaper: Off
The Sirius S50 must be in a vehicle dock for the auto dimming feature to function.
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[ Setup Menu ]
The Audio Settings menu option provides for enabling or disabling the verbal audio navigation cues, system sounds, and startup sounds, and for changing the audio output level.
Audio Nav On/Off
The Content Management menu option provides for scheduling recordings, deleting saved songs and shows from playlists, for clearing My Sirius Channels, and for checking the amount of the Sirius S50s memory currently being used.
Audio navigation cues are the audible voice cues which are heard when using the Sirius S50. To enable or disable the audio navigation cues, select the Audio Nav On/Off menu option from the Audio Settings menu to toggle the On/Off setting.
System Sounds On/Off
Details for scheduling recordings is found in the Saving Songs or Shows with a Scheduled Recording section on page 62.
System sounds are the beeps and other sounds which are heard when using the Sirius S50. To enable or disable the system sounds, select the System Sounds On/Off menu option from the Audio Settings menu to toggle the On/Off setting.
Startup Sounds On/Off
The Delete Content menu option provides for deleting songs and shows from My Sirius Songs, My Sirius Shows, and My MP3/WMA (My Playlists). Details for deleting content is found in the Deleting Songs or Shows from My Sirius Songs, My Sirius Shows, and My Playlists on page 60.
My Sirius Channels
Startup sounds are the sounds which are heard when the Sirius S50 is turned on. To enable or disable the system startup sounds, select the Startup Sounds On/Off menu option from the Audio Settings menu to toggle the On/Off setting.
The audio level menu option changes the audio output level of the Sirius S50. To change the audio level, select the Audio Level menu option from the Audio Settings menu. Turn the Media Dial to increase or decrease the audio level and press the Select button to set the audio level. (Figure 1)
The My Sirius Channels menu option clears all songs from a favorite channel in My Sirius Channels. If you discontinue listening to a particular channel, and want the Sirius S50 to begin saving content from another channel, select the My Sirius Channels menu option from the Content Management menu and select a favorite channel to clear. (Figure 1) Select Yes at the prompt to clear the channel. (Figure 2) You may also clear all My Sirius Channels by selecting the Clear All Channels menu option.
CLEAR ALT NATN?
DISPLAY SETTINGS BACK Backlight: 15 sec Brightness BACKLIGHT 5 sec 15 sec 30 sec 60 sec
The Wallpaper On/Off menu option provides for turning the wallpaper displayed in the background of the screen On or Off. To enable or disable the wallpaper, select the Wallpaper On/Off menu option from the Display Settings menu to toggle the On/Off setting.
The brightness feature increases or decreases the brightness of the display screen. To set the brightness, select the Brightness menu option from the Display Settings menu. Turn the Media Dial to adjust the brightness and press the Select button to set the brightness. (Figure 1)
The Auto-Dim Off/On feature turns the automatic dimming feature of the display screen in low light conditions On or Off. Details for setting auto-dim On or Off is found in the Auto Dimming section on page 78.
The Auto-Dim Brightness menu option sets the brightness of the display screen when it is dimmed. Details for setting the auto-dim brightness is found in the Auto Dimming section on page 78.
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The Jump Settings menu option provides for setting the jump function of the
Back button. This option is used to turn off the Sirius S50. Select the Shut-Down Device menu option to turn the Sirius S50 off.
Details for setting the jump feature to a traffic/weather channel is found in the Jump/Back Feature section on page 74.
The Sports Settings menu option provides for choosing your favorite teams for game alerts, and also for enabling or disabling the Game Alert and Sport Ticker features.
Details for setting the jump feature to a channel is found in the Jump/Back Feature section on page 74.
The Parental Controls menu provides for locking channels and playlists, and for hiding channels.
Details for adding favorite teams for game alerts is found in the Game Alert section on page 65.
Game Alert On/Off
To enable or disable the game alert feature, select the Game Alert On/Off menu option in the Sport Settings menu to toggle the On/Off setting.
Sport Ticker On/Off
The Locks Enabled/Locks Disabled menu option provides for enabling or disabling the channel and playlist locks. Details for enabling or disabling locks are found in the Parental Controls section on page 68.
The Daylight Savings Time option enables or disables the daylight savings time adjustment. To enable or disable the daylight savings time function, select the DST Observed (or DST Not Observed) menu option from the Time Settings menu to toggle the observed/not observed setting.
The auto shutdown feature turns the Sirius S50 off after one hour of inactivity. Details for setting the auto shutdown are found in the Auto Shutdown section on page 77.
2. If the installation does not begin automatically, double click the SiriusStudioSetup icon to begin the installation.
Sleep timer turns the Sirius S50 off after a specified period of time 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Details for setting the sleep timer are found in the Sleep Timer section on page 76.
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[ My Sirius Studio Software Installation ]
3. At the Welcome screen, click the Next button.
5. At the Choose Components screen, click the Next button.
4. At the License Agreement screen, click the checkbox I accept the terms of the License Agreement if you accept the terms of the license agreement and click the Next button.
6. At the Choose Install Location screen, click the Next button to accept the default installation directory.
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9. If the Microsoft.NET Framework software needs to be installed, the installation will begin, otherwise continue to the next step. At the Microsoft.NET Framework Setup screen, click the Yes button to install the software. If you agree, choose to accept the license agreement and complete the installation.
7. At the Choose Start Menu Folder screen, click the Install button to select the default Start Menu folder.
10. At the PortalPlayer Welcome screen, click the Next button. (The PortalPlayer Service Provider is a driver that ensures proper communication between the S50 and your PC.)
8. Wait while the installation progresses.
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11. At the License Agreement screen, click Yes if you accept the license agreement.
13. Wait while the Setup Status screen is displayed for the installation to complete.
12. At the Choose Destination Location screen, click the Next button to accept the default installation directory.
14. When the PortalPlayer software installation is complete, click the Finish button.
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15. If Windows Media Player needs to be installed, the installation will begin next, otherwise continue to the next step. Complete the Windows Media Player installation before continuing the My Sirius Studio software installation. If you agree, choose to accept the license agreement, and accept the default selections presented with each installation screen.
Additional car docks will allow you to enjoy your Sirius S50 in other vehicles which you own. The kit includes a car dock, mounting kit, cigarette lighter adapter, and magnetic antenna.
The home dock provides full Sirius S50 functionality through your home stereo system and quick syncing with your PC. The home kit includes a home docking cradle, a USB cable, audio cables, an AC power adapter, and a windowsill antenna.
Replacement (or spare) battery for the Sirius S50.
Replacement ear buds for the media player.
Media Player Armband
Armband for the media player.
The executive system provides full Sirius S50 functionality in a sleek boombox style. It includes an AC power adapter and a windowsill antenna.
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Satellite Frequencies . 2322.293/2330.207 MHz Terrestrial Frequencies. 2326.250 MHz Power Requirements. 5 Volts, 1.5A Negative Ground, DC Operation Temperature. -5 to +40 C (23 to 104 F) Headphone Output. 18mW Left + 18mW Right @ 16 ohms Signal-to-noise (S/N) . 90dB (MP3) Receiver Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth). 9.65 cm x 4.8 cm x 1.7 cm (3.8 x 1.89 x.67) Media Player Weight. 183g (5.9oz.) Memory Capacity . 1 GB Antenna Type . Low Profile Magnetic Antenna Cable Length . 21 (single micro-cable) Connector Type. SMB (right-angle) Audio Interface . 1/8 / 3.5 mm Stereo Jack Remote Control Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth) . 10.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 1 cm (4.13 x 1.77 x.39) Remote Control Battery Requirements. CR2025
12 Month Warranty SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that should this product or any part thereof, under normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship within 12 months from the date of original purchase, such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced with new or reconditioned product (at the Companys option) without charge for parts and repair labor. To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product is to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale), specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the location shown below under WARRANTY RETURN. This Warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or noise, to correction of antenna problems, to costs incurred for installation, removal or reinstallation of the product, or to damage to tapes, compact discs, speakers, accessories, or vehicle electrical systems. This Warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the opinion of the Company, has suffered or been damaged through alteration, improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident, or by removal or defacement of the factory serial number/bar code label(s). THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANYS LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANYS LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT. This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 48 MONTHS FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. No person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than expressed herein in connection with the sale of this product. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. WARRANTY RETURN: To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, please return product to an authorized retailer or call Customer Service at 1-888-869-5590; proof of purchase and description of defect are required. Products to be returned to an approved warranty station must be shipped freight prepaid. Write down the SIRIUS ID (SID) of your Sirius S50 in the space provided below.
The 3 Finger Salute A Beginners Guide to Resetting the S50
Copyright 2006 by Mike Rubin (ME_RUBIN) for the Sirius Backstage S50 Radio Community. SIRIUS, My Sirius Studio, the SIRIUS Dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. Last Printed: 9/10/2006 8:51:00 AM
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Table of Contents
OH MY GOD It Does Not Work... 3 What is The 3 Finger Salute?... 4 You Have Been Warned... 4 Preparation.... 5 The S50 Buttons.... 7 Starting Fresh- Recycle the Power... 13 Its 3 Finger Time!... 18 Step 1 - Turn the POWER OFF... 18 Step 2 Lock ON Button.... 18 Step 3 Volume UP Button.... 19 Step 4 - Play Button.... 20 Step 5 Power Button... 20 The 3 finger Process.... 21 Get ready to let go of the buttons.... 21 What else might I see.... 23 Formatting the S50... 24 Copying Firmware to S50 Unit... 25 The Second Format... 26 Data Creation.... 27 Your Radio should now Work BUT... 28 Reset back to Factory Defaults... 29 Completing the Factory Restore... 32 S50 Final Restart.... 33 Safely Disconnecting the S50.... 33 You are now free to remove the USB Cable!... 35 The Final Update.... 36 Removing the Car Dock Firmware Files... 38 Whats Next..... 39
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OH MY GOD It Does Not Work
Imagine spending over 300 dollars for the ultimate Sirius Satellite Radio. A radio that has features of a MP3 player, works like a TiVo to record, pause, and playback recorded content and just plain looks cool. Then all of a sudden it stops working. Oh My God! It does not work! Help; what do I do? Have no fear; all it probably needs is a little reset, just a quick 3 Finger Salute to get that baby refreshed and ready to go again. Ok you ask how do you do it? Well you could call Sirius Support and wait the obligatory 24-48 hours for a return call, or venture here to try it yourself. Just in case things dont work out so well, heres the support info:
If you need S50 technical support, please contact: SIRIUS S50 Product Support @ 1-800-869-5364 For SIRIUS Customer Care: 1-888-539-7474 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org For S50s that finally bit the dust, but are still under warranty, contact warranty support at: 866-257-7726
TiVo and the TiVo logo are registered trademarks of TiVo Inc.'s subsidiaries worldwide
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What is The 3 Finger Salute?
The 3 finger Salute is a process by which you can press a series of buttons to perform a low level format to reset the flash drive of your S50 Radio. This is often used as a Last Resort to being able to reset your radio back to the factory defaults. This is necessary due to issues resulting from real life use of the S50 radio.
You Have Been Warned
This process has not been sanctioned by Sirius, Sirius Backstage, the author, or anyone else. Using this or any other procedure on your S50 may make your radio inoperable. Some people have even stated that it could turn your S50 into a Brick. To be honest, the author has tried this procedure dozens of times, resetting, reformatting and has not or never seen a S50 turn into a Brick. Again, this procedure is normally used as a Last Resort. So, what do you have to lose? Go for it.
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Before you attempt to reset your S50 Sirius Satellite Radio, you should know that all the data that is on your radio will be reset and erased. This includes any recorded content, MP3 and WMA files. Anything that you have moved on to and configured will be reset back to the original factory defaults. You should make sure you have the latest My Sirius Studio (MSS) software is installed on your computer. This procedure will install the latest firmware, Application Firmware v1.4.1 and Baseband Firmware v0.5.54, on your S50 radio.
Currently the latest software version for MSS is 18.104.22.16823 Please visit the Sirius website to confirm that you have the latest version. The web site URL is: http://www.sirius.com/s50support Your MSS version can be found by selecting FILE->PC Settings from the menu of the MSS software.
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You can also press the HELP -> About
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The S50 Buttons
You need to insure you know where the correct buttons for the reset procedure are. Before I tell you which buttons to press we need to do a little navigation of the S50 Itself. We need to identify some buttons and what we call them.
The Lock Button Located on the left hand side of your S50. It is the top button with the picture of the little lock above it.
The Lock Button
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The Volume Up Button Located on the left hand side of your S50. It is the just below the Lock button
The VolumeUp Button
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Note that the Volume-Up button is actually part of the Volume button. Depending on which half you press the top (Volume UP) or bottom (Volume-Down), the button rocks towards that side of the button. Specifically the Volume Up button has markings of a Dot with two expanding parentheses above the dot. As shown below:
Volume-UP is the top portion of the Button. It is the one with two expanding parentheses above the Dot
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Play Button- Located on the right side of the S50. The button is the second from the bottom located in the middle of the three button grouping.
The Play Button
The SYNC Button
While we are showing you the play button, Notice the Sync Button on the Home Dock. If you are using the Home Dock you will need to press the SYNC button when you connect your S50 to your computer.
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BE CAREFUL OF THE FAT FINGERS- The Play Button is the Middle of 3 buttons that are close together. Some people accidentally press more than one button or allow their fingers to slide off the Play portion of the button. The Play button is the middle section. It is identified by two vertical lines followed by an arrow pointing towards the top of the radio.
The Play Button is the Middle Section of the 3. It is identified by two vertical bars followed by an arrow (or less than sign <) pointing toward the top.
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The Power Button- The Top button on the right hand side of the S50. This button is confused by name because it is also the Playlist button.
The Power Button
is sometimes referred to as the playlist button. This button is located on the right side of the S50 unit and is on top
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Starting Fresh- Recycle the Power
It has been shown that if you recycle the power on the S50 it may help make this successful. To do this you will need to remove the back cover of the S50 and remove and re-insert the battery. The user manual does not describe very clearly, how to open up the battery cover. This can leave you with a broken battery cover. Follow these more detailed instructions to remove the battery cover. Now lets remove the battery and reinstall the cover back onto the S50 unit case.
Grab the S50 unit in your left hand as shown in Figure above, positioning your thumb just
above the head of the SIRIUS dog logo. PUT YOUR LEFT HAND THUMB HERE
Then press your thumb down gently on the battery cover and slide your thumb to the right to open the battery compartment. You might use your right hand thumb on the base to help guide the back cover to the right. It should slide to the right approximately 1/8th of an inch.
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You should be able to see the three tabs of the top of the cover.
Battery cover should slide approximately 1/8th of an inch towards the bottom of the unit
If it does not move, press a little harder with your left thumb. If this is the first time removing the cover, the back cover can be tough to move. Sometimes your thumb slips while sliding the cover, putting on a pair of rubber gloves or the kind that you use to wash dishes may help; use something that keeps your hands from slipping.
With your right hand, slowly lift the bottom of the cover up about 1 inches then lift away towards the right. This allows the 3 small tabs on top of the cover to not get caught on top of the battery compartment. Put the cover to the side.
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Once the cover is removed, you will see the battery below. Note that the battery has the label side facing you. Also notice the contacts on the upper right portion of the battery. This is important to remember when you put the battery back in the device.
At the base of the battery you will see that the battery has a small tab with the case indented so you can use your fingernail to lift up the bottom of the battery.
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Using your right hand index fingernail, position it under the tab and lift the battery up to pull it out of the back of the case Once you have lifted it up, gently grab the bottom of the battery and pull it out of the case. Leave it out for 10 seconds then place it back into the compartment, remembering to put it back with the label facing you and the contacts on the top right side. Push it all the way into the compartment. Now we need to put the battery cover back onto the case. Here we need to be very careful not to force it back as there are some small tabs that could be broken if done incorrectly.
These 3 top tabs will slide under and inside the top of the battery compartment
Carefully insure that the Hook Tabs go into the holes located on each side of the battery
Just as you removed the cover, angle the top 3 tabs under the top lip of the battery compartment. Notice the two Hook like tabs located about 1/3 of the way down from the top of the cover. There is one on each side and they must fit into two holes on each side of the battery. Carefully angle the top 3 tabs into the back of the unit while lowering the bottom of the cover. You may need to pull the cover to the right slightly to get the two bottom hook tabs to fit into the holes.
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The battery cover should fit flat against the back of the S50 unit still revealing the three tabs at the top of the unit as show below
Now as you did previously, place you left hand with your left thumb slightly above the dog and your right hand at the base of the unit with your right thumb on the base of the battery cover, gently push the cover closed moving the cover approximately 1/8th of an inch. The top tabs should go up inside the battery compartment. If the tabs are hitting the top of the compartment, you will need to press down slightly harder with your left hand thumb.
Push cover with right thumb towards top of S50 unit
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When Complete the top 1/8 gap should now be closed and the battery cover should be flat against the back of the unit.
Its 3 Finger Time!
Ok the batterys reset and we are ready to begin. First take a deep breath The process goes like this.
Step 1 - Turn the POWER OFF
The unit should be out of the docking unit with no cables attached. You need to start with the Power Off. (It should be this way because you just pulled the battery and replaced it). If for some reason it is on, push the Power button holding it in until the unit does power off. You may see the Shutting Down message. Again if it does not power off repeat the battery removal procedure.
Step 2 Lock ON Button
Slide the Lock button up towards the Lock position. Use your fingernail if you need to, to slide it upward all the way towards the Lock picture. You should see Blue on the lower portion of the switch
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Step 3 Volume UP Button
Here is the first button to press. This is the first of the three buttons you will need to press. You need to press them in order listed holding them all down at the same time. You dont need to use one hand, although as a pro I have mastered this 3 Finger Salute with one hand. Use your left hand Thumb to press and hold in the Volume up button. Make sure your finger is on the upper portion of this button
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Step 4 - Play Button
The next button to press is the Play button. Again while holding the unit and pressing the volume up button turn the unit over and use your middle finger to press and hold the Play button. (Those that are not holding a camera with their right hand can use it to press this button)
Step 5 Power Button
The final button to press is the power button. You should now be holding the Volume up and Play button.
With your left index finger press and hold the final button the top Power button. Just to review: Power off Lock On Press and hold o Volume UP o Play o Power This should begin reformat process.
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The 3 finger Process
Get ready to let go of the buttons
The 3 finger salute not only allows one option, there are actually 3 different procedures that this can do. Upgrade Firmware Firmware Upgrade Mode Erase Data - Format Nand Mode Erase Data Only Erase Data and upgrade Firmware Format Nand Mode Erase Data AND Firmware
Each of these modes will be displayed in succession on the S50 display screen. When you get to the one you want you will let go of the buttons as the way to select the option. Here we will walk through the process and show you what you will see. After about 3 seconds the display turns on and shows the S50 logo
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After about 5 seconds the first of the modes screens appear. Each successive mode will display about 5 seconds apart giving you time if you wanted to let go of the keys. Once you get to the Format Nand Mode Erasing date and firmware screen and you see the word percentage, let go of the buttons
Keep Holding Buttons
LET GO OF THE BUTTONS
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What else might I see
If you pushed the buttons incorrectly or for some reason you dont see the upgrade or format screens, what you may see is something different. The most common screen you see is the Playslists screen. Others say they see the playlists screen, then the screen goes blank. When this happens, you will need to turn the unit back off and try again making sure you press the buttons properly. Keep trying. Sometimes it took 3-4 times for me to make this format happen. In some instances, some people have said they could never get the format screens but have successfully been able to do it after using windows to format their unit.
Note: If you try the Windows format of the unit, make sure you choose the Quick Format and the FAT32 file system. After you do this, go back and try the 3 finger again.
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Formatting the S50
Once the format procedure begins, it counts from zero up to 99 percent. At the end of the procedure, the process tries to load the Firmware image. Typically you will see a message that the Object Loading Failed. Please connect USB Cable. Note Here: Before you physically attach the USB cable to the computer or put the S50 in the Home dock you will want to start the MSS (My Sirius Studio) software on your computer. Once the software is running on your computer you can continue to attach the USB connection. At this point you need to put the S50 into your Home dock with the USB cable connected to your computer.
If you have the car dock, use the USB cable supplied to connect between the base of the S50 and the computer.
If you have the Home dock, make sure you press the USB Sync button to make the connection.
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Copying Firmware to S50 Unit
After syncing with the USB cable, The Removable Disk folder should be available on your PC. Once available, you will need to move over the firmware file S50Main.MI4 Several ways of doing this can be achieved. Here we will discuss using the MSS Software to do this. Other options can be to download and manually copy the firmware file. The manual method would be used in a non-pc ie MAC environment. That file is available at the following URL:
Ok, since we have already started the MSS Software, once the MSS software detects the S50 Device, a message should be displayed from the Service Provider:
Once this is displayed, you should press the OK button.
On the S50, You will see the following screen: Once you see the Safe to Disconnect, unplug the S50 from the dock or disconnect the USB cable from the bottom of the S50 unit. You will then see the Exit USB2.0 MSD message along with the Loading and writing object messages. Finally the Resetting the system is displayed. After this the screen should go blank. At this point you should use the Power button to startup the S50.
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The Second Format
Upon restart the S50 will then reboot and begin re-formatting again.
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Finally the S50 message Data Creation Please Wait will display
Finally you are greeted with the Playlists screen.
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Your Radio should now Work BUT
At this point your radio should be working. You can, if you want put it back into a dock and listen to radio but there still is a problem. You dont have all the bitmaps, voice tags and channel wallpapers and bitmaps.
If you connect to your computer you will see the DO NOT DISCONNECT message but not the one with the arrows. The USBCONNECT.BMP bitmap is missing and thus you will not see this image when you connect your S50 to your computer
NOTE: One thing here that always happens. Dont forget to unlock the S50. You might have trouble turning the unit off or on because the lock is still on.
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Reset back to Factory Defaults
The last step in the process will be to get your S50 loaded back with the current bitmaps and other factory standard files. To do this use the MSS software and connect your USB cable to the S50.
Once Connected the S50 Device shows up here
Press the Gear to get to the Device Settings
Press the Gear next to the S50 Image
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The bottom button allows you to restore you device to Factory Defaults. Press this button.
Press the Restore Device to Factory Defaults button
Press OK at the warning.
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Once you press the OK the MSS software begins the restore process. A Working progress bar will move very slowly. PLEASE BE PATIENT! This process normally takes about 10 minutes. So many people think their system is locked up here. This process takes time.
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Completing the Factory Restore
Once the factory restore is complete, the following screen is displayed.
You can follow these instructions if they match up. In some cases, you will find that the S50 will automatically do the eject and the s50 picture will disappear from the MSS software window. In this case, you will skip steps 1,2 and 3 and continue on with step 4.
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S50 Final Restart
Following step 1, you will need to eject the S50 from the computer. The instructions tell you to use the Eject Button on the MSS software. This may or may not work in all cases. If it does not work, follow these directions to safely remove and disconnect the S50. Depending on whether you are using the Home Dock or the USB cable you may have to use the Safely Remove Hardware icon. Using the Home Dock with the built in USB connection, the S50 will automatically disconnect and continue onto the Software Updating Screen. If not you will have to manually use the Safely Remove Hardware icon and disconnect the S50 from the USB Cable.
Safely Disconnecting the S50
To use the Safely Remove Hardware Icon, follow the steps below: Safely Remove Hardware Icon. Click here if you need to eject the S50.
Once you press the icon the Safely Remove Hardware window displays. Highlight the Sirius Satellite Radio S50 and press the Stop button.
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Pressing the Stop button brings up the Stop a Hardware device screen. Highlight the Sirius Satellite Radio S50 and press the OK.
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You are now free to remove the USB Cable!
Once the USB Cable plug is pulled on your S50 you get the Restart for Update screen displayed
If the unit does not turn off, press the playlist (Power) button to power the unit off. Sometimes with the Home Dock unit the dock powers off by itself. So simply remove the cable.
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The Final Update
Once the USB Device is disconnected, the S50 will update the software then tell you that the update is complete.
You will see two more screens on the S50
At this point the S50 should power itself off. If you did not do so already pull the S50 out of the Home dock or disconnect the USB cable and power the unit back on using the Power button. If you did not unlock the unit with the unlock button, you may have to do this as well.
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Once the unit is powered back on, you will see the Data Creation Please Wait one more time. This should be the last update and your S50 will have now been factory restored.
The previous version of the firmware v1.3.15 included several extra files that were copied to your S50 root directory. If for some reason, your upgrade includes these additional files, the following section explains how to remove them. If your upgrade is the current version v 1.4.1, you can skip the next section and proceed to Whats Next on the following page.
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Removing the Car Dock Firmware Files
WARNING: ONLY PERFORM THIS STEP FOR FIRMWARE VERSION v1.3.15 Not v1.4.1 Application Firmware v1.3.15 and Baseband Firmware v0.5.54, not only upgrades your S50, but also has firmware upgrades for your Car Dock. During this procedure we will not utilize the Car dock upgrade process. In order to remove these upgrade files it is necessary to delete the upgrade files that have been loaded on your S50. Follow the instructions below to delete these files. 1. Reconnect your S50 to your Home dock or attach your USB cable to the S50 and connect to your computer. 2. If you are using the Home Dock press the SYNC button. 3. Using Windows My Computer, click on the S50 Device to bring up the removable drive representing your S50 device. It should look like this:
4. Using your mouse, select the three files listed below and delete them using the right click of the mouse button or press the delete key from your keyboard. a. Cardoc.-16.rom b. Cardoc-32.rom c. Gen3fw.rom 5. Confirm each file as you delete it. 6. Use the Safely Remove Hardware Icon as described above under Safely Disconnecting the S50.
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That completes the reset process. The next time connect the S50 to the MSS software it will go to the Sirius download site and download all the latest bitmaps, voice tags and channel logos. This is normal for the MSS software. When disconnecting and ejecting the device you may be interrupting this final update process and in some cases you may see the message: My Sirius Studio is currently modifying the device. If you eject the device, it could lead to corruption. Are you sure that you wish to eject the device?
Just say cancel and wait a little while longer before you eject. In some cases it could be as long as 10 minutes. In the worst case, you might go ahead and eject the unit. If you do eject it while still downloading file, the file that could be corrupt would be the one of the bitmap displays or wallpaper files. The next time you reconnect the S50 to the MSS software you would uncorrupt this file. If for some reason those files are not available, the system will show a default wallpaper or no bitmap, so this is really not an issue. We all hope that the firmware gets better and more stable. Eventually it will so that we may never need to reset again, but until next time, keep your fingers crossed but ready to do the 3 finger Salute.
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