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At the beginning of last summer my audio system stopped working - seemed to be the same problem that many owners have experienced. Everything else on the centre console was fine.

Anyway, i never got round to doing anything about it, drove without audio for 4 months, then put car away for winter at beginning of November. Yesterday, i went out to start the car for the first time this year - to find trickle charger had not been working - battery flat. Got that sorted, and to my surprise the audio is now working perfectly again.

Has anyone experienced similar before? I thought once the audio system died that was it - had to be replaced.

Or is it likely to die again soon?

Thanks, Ivan
 

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I've read previously that the hard drive can fail to boot up properly and then crashes, killing the audio/sat nav. Maybe when the power came back on it rebooted properly (i.e. fully) and hence all working OK? Whatever has happened, hopefully it was just a glitch. I know others have had less good luck and the unit has failed beyond reasonable repair, requiring replacement.
 

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It will fail again, maybe tomorrow or in 6 months time. I’m on my third set up!
Why 3 times? you not had the DBA HD legartas/R35audio upgrade? or just the AV unit upgrade? isn't that guaranteed for 12 months? Clarion?
 

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The first one was the Nissan extended warranty that they did, that was put in about 18 months after I bought the car. This lasted about 3 years and was then replaced by a Clarion refurbished unit supplied by R35 Audio, that lasted 10 months before it started to make “crackling” noises so Andy gave me another free replacement.
 

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Guys - Thanks for the replies. Sounds like I should start saving for a new unit!
 

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These older units have serious design flaws. Just don't bother with them. When they go or have issues, get the DBA upgrade. Keep saving OP, you'll need it soon I'm sure.

Andy
 
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