Power Acoustik PTID-8960 Car Video Player - Page 4 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Hello... sorry to hear you are having problems! First we need to determine if you have a factory aftermarket navigation system If it is factory, there is not very many options for you the consumer to do yourself. If you have an aftermarket radio (store bought) then find where the antenna is located. Most of the newer antennas are about 1 inch by 1 inch square. If it is on your dashboard, it needs to be routed to the exterior of the vehicle. Navigation is done by "line of sight" with the satellite. If it is blocked by metal under the dash or the under the roof of the vehicle then that would be your problem. If your antenna is outside the car, then you may have a break in the line which would require replacement of the antenna. All that I have spoke of is if you have an aftermarket system. Each aftermarket system is gender specific, meaning if you have a JVC headunit, then you will have to go to a shop that carrys or can get JVC parts. Maybe this helped! Good luck with your venture!

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Power Acoustik... | Answered on Oct 19, 2012 | 108 views

hi at the rear of the amp where the power terminals are open it and where the power terminals conect to the circuit board you will see a black diode this is what we call a dummy or a reversed diode you will have to remove this and replace it if you dont and this happens again there will be more serious damage done and may be unrepairable let me know how you get on

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011 | 136 views

get it at best buy

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011 | 91 views

you can install a bypass switch but i don't recommend it because it is illegal.

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Feb 04, 2011 | 50 views

run away for ever

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010 | 93 views

do you have the blue remote off/on wire hooked up to the stereo?

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Feb 11, 2011 | 231 views

you may have bad solder connections inside of the amp.

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Nov 02, 2010 | 75 views

You haven't said the exact model of your Stax amps so i can't be very precise but most Staxs don't run with less than 1.5 ohm loads or when in series/push-pull configuration.
You haven't said the exact model of the protection system and at what rating it's set - if it's external. Maybe the current at which it gets activated is lower than what both amps are drawing at full power.
Maybe you connected the amps wrongly - the phases aren't aligned.
This also happens when the outputs aren't perfectly in sync and at equal value - check the preamp and the inputs.
In either way make sure of: the inputs to the amps are identical in every way, the amps are in parallel (watch the phases), the sub is wired at 2 ohms and all the wiring is as equal as possible..

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010 | 46 views

Is this a new amplifier - or used?
Did you get an owner's manual?


Power Acoustik... | Answered on Oct 15, 2010 | 33 views

It should just pop into that holder, it's possible it is worn out. It's pretty tough to say how to do it without looking at it... Any way you could take a few pictures of the setup and send them this way? Just post them on the comment here to start with... using the PICTURES button at the bottom of the text box.


Power Acoustik... | Answered on Oct 08, 2010 | 48 views

This sounds like a cap breaking down to me, under a load. Ohming out caps doesn't stress them, and they can still read good. I would concentrate on the electrolytics, especially the larger ones, in the power supply, as you suspect. Depending on the age of the device, sometimes techs just go ahead and replace them all, just to ensure a solid, lasting fix, since caps are the only really time sensitive components.
Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Sep 08, 2010 | 27 views

could be that the voltage that is going to the amp is to low or something is shorting out inside the amp if it is voltage then you need to add a secondary battery if that dont fix it then its inside the amp

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Aug 03, 2010 | 284 views

go to rockford fosgate's website they have a tab called "woofer wiring wizard" that will break it down for you

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Jan 16, 2010 | 63 views

You need to install someting called a power cap. the amp needs so much power to produce the big bass thump that the alternator cant keep up. Use a powercap and its like a power reserve.

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011 | 186 views

No, there is no adapter available. And the NAVIBOX-1 is not compatible with that head unit. The compatible unit's all have NR in the model number.

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Aug 09, 2009 | 188 views

bad ground most likely.

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Jun 30, 2009 | 232 views

first you have to carefully remove the center with razor knife careful not to cut into the cone.you can hot glue this back on when finished. doing this will expose the the two thin sound coils one is inside the other now carefully apply a thin layer of vasoline between the two that way there not touching each other directly. sometimes a piece of paper works to, but it gives a small vibration sound when finished. when done just glue the center back on

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Dec 14, 2008 | 57 views

ok so it when on protect check the fuse's or the amp might be bad

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Oct 31, 2008 | 79 views

Hi Sir
I Think You Should First Reinstall Your Car System And then you can try it again
if you are not successful in doing this then you should replace your car battery or check your battery terminals
thanks i hope it will help you

Power Acoustik... | Answered on Jul 12, 2008 | 108 views

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