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I've been running a new Alpine system for about two years now (headunit, Type R subs, Type R speakers, Dynamat, Audyssey, etc.) and have been using a thumbdrive for media storage. For about the past five months the headunit will simply 'die' while playing a song and turn off by itself. Then, a few minutes later, you will hear the deck sound like it's trying to load a CD (which I never have in there given the thumb drive) and then the unit is good to go. This isn't a huge deal for me but I'm curious as to why this may be happening. It's not as simple for me to simply get a new headunit because I have a model which uses Audyssey technology which I don't believe they make anymore. And, after experiencing it, I have no interest in using a non-Audyssey headunit again.

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I had a head unit that used to do that and it was a shorted ground.

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Forgive my ignorance - I assume you mean a shorted ground from the headunit itself, not the large ground I have in my trunk from the amps, correct?
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Have you checked the connections at the harness? If all is solid, you may end up having to get a hold of of alpine tech support and send it in. Their service is fantastic. I believe it is a set price for service. Like a hundred bucks or so and they fix it. Don't quote me on that though. wink.gif

Since the deck just shuts off, is it at any volume? I mean, not just wide open?

Can you get it to do it ? Is it a voltage issue? Like the system is causing so much voltage drop that the deck shuts down? Grasping at straws here.

It sounds internal to me in the head unit. Sometimes they can just go bad.

Also check with the audyssey module. Make sure that is not faulty.

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Have you checked the connections at the harness? If all is solid, you may end up having to get a hold of of alpine tech support and send it in. Their service is fantastic. I believe it is a set price for service. Like a hundred bucks or so and they fix it. Don't quote me on that though. wink.gif

Since the deck just shuts off, is it at any volume? I mean, not just wide open?

Can you get it to do it ? Is it a voltage issue? Like the system is causing so much voltage drop that the deck shuts down? Grasping at straws here.

It sounds internal to me in the head unit. Sometimes they can just go bad.

Also check with the audyssey module. Make sure that is not faulty.

Thanks, Denno. I'll take it out and look at the connections on the back. When I installed it I made sure all connections were tight, but who knows what happened in the last two years. The unit shuts off at any volume, not only when I'm playing it loudly. Thanks for the help smile.gif
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