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Old 11-28-2012, 08:41 PM   #101
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Rv family, I pm'd you about the software
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:08 PM   #102
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First, let me appologize for using an old post, but I can't figure out how to create a new post - and this is the closest topic for me to pile onto.

I'm moving back into my Sunseeker after a winter in SD, only to revisit struggles with the m4LCD unit. When I try to use the radio/music function there is a bad buzz in the speakers. I have a selector switch on the cabinet over the door which says "A" "B" "Both" but switching it does not seem to have any affect on where the music comes from. The buzz/feedback is present with any sound source including phone, streaming via bluetooth, radio and with the ipod attached.

The m4LCD is essentially wasted weight in the RV with the GPS constantly rebooting even with two tries with new cards from the manufacturer, the iphone speaker phone useless since the microphone is in the dash and driving bent over to speak into it dangerous, using the iphone through the connector to play music causes even more feed back (so I have to use a separate iphone charger and stream bluetooth which still has feed back), the radio stations are lost everytime I have to reset the whole system via the little 'reset' button using a paperclip (almost every time I use it), I was wondering if anyone has had any success just trading the unit for whatever radio Chevy of Ford may have offered to fill the hole in the dash?

any suggestions other than seeing what color the flames would be if I throw it in the campfire would be greatly appreciated.

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PS - it could be me since I can't figure out how to create a new post either...
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:16 PM   #103
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Not to pour fuel on the fire, but there are some posts on the M4 and the firmware updates that are available. As opposed to making you search for those in your frustrated state...I'll just repost here.

"For any Questions you may have regarding the operation of your in dash Radio / navigation system in your Forest River Motor Home or for any mapping software upgrades, please contact the Magnadyne factory direct and ask to speak to their technical sales specialist Mark Jones or Mike Thrush at 800 638-3600."

Having posted that, let me also say I have heard some feedback issues with the speakers, and in most cases it was because the subwoofer level was turned WAY too high. If you pull the dinette cushion or look under the sofa (depending on model) there is a "level" dial on the sub. Try turning that down and see if that helps the feedback portion. If not, maybe a firmware update on the M4 will.

I just used my iPhone 5 today in training to pair via bluetooth and stream music (i never use the dock...since the connector is the 30 pin for the old iPhone) and it sounded great.

It is a good little system when you get it working as it should.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:26 PM   #104
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bclemens,
Thanks for the quick reply - I toured the factory last summer and was pleased by the staff at the Sunseeker facility. I have gotten three different firmware cards from magnadyne but will try them again.

I have a 2013 Sunseeker 2300. Can you tell me what the A/B/Both selector switch is for on the outside of the cabinet over the sink is for? It does not appear to affect speakers used although it says "speaker selection" on it.

I will disassemble my dinette to see what the subwoofer is set at.

Thanks again!
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:33 PM   #105
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A is two rear speakers, 2 dash speakers
B is just the rear speakers
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May be a bad switch.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:53 AM   #106
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Talked to rep named Mike. Very helpful leaned my system 8 upgrades behind. Currently traveling but heading home today and will visit dealer next week to make current. Hopefully it will work.
Friends with new Solara were so disgusted with theirs crashing, even after upgrades, replaced with Kentwood and very happy now
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:46 PM   #107
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bclemens,
Hope you had a good holiday weekend. It is beautiful here in the Black Hills. I disassembled my dinette (Sunseeker 2300) and turned down the gain as well as fiddled with all other controls in the Jensen subwoofer. End result is that the only sound coming out of that box is essentially white noise - which does not even jive with whatever music is playing. With the fuse removed I can use my stereo without that pesky background sound - so thank you for that tip. The A/B speaker selection scenario still baffles me. The only output is from speakers installed in the roof of the RV. Essentially no sound comes from the speakers in the Chevy doors. So, I tried to disassemble the switch to see if it may have been wired goofy. I took the knob and little nut around the knob panel off. The panel does not come off, and from the cabinet (over the sink) where it is mounted I can't see the back of the switch (must be a false wall?)

SO, this boils down to two questions - how can I test to see if my Jensen Subwoofer is scrap and any suggestions on how to test the switch?

Thank you very much for your help. I love this little RV just sorting out the little "pesky" things.

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Old 05-28-2013, 02:55 PM   #108
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Not sure I can trouble shoot the sub...might be something the dealer will have to take a look at.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:59 AM   #109
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Good morning bclemens

Last week we finally got the new RV, I have a couple issues regarding the sound system & M4 Magnadyne:

1) We always hear a humming from the subwoofer (under the couch) when the radio is on. The only way to get it to stop is to turn the volume knob on the subwoofer unit to its minimum (aka: silent)! What is strange is when I mute the M4 unit the humming would stop. Any ideas? Do you feel a ground loop isolator would help? If yes how should I install it?
2) When the iPod is docked, is there a way to keep the control on the M4 screen always active? This auto hide function is killing me!
3) Is there a way to close the radio program without shutting down the unit? I don't see how to shut down only the radio, while continuing to use the unit, let's say for GPS.
4) The GPS maps are from 2011. Very old for a 2014 coach.

Sorry might be basic questions, we spent some time trying to figure out how everything works but were unable to close on these.

The humming is VERY annoying, we just cannot get the kids to sleep on the couch with the radio on.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #110
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Others may chime in here as well...but my first thoughts.
1. Sound like a bad connection on the sub. If you have another speaker maybe hook it to those outputs from the stereo. If it plays, great, bad sub. If not...bad connections.

2. I'll be honest, I hook up via Bluetooth so that I can use the controls on the iPod/iPhone. I plug into the USB on the radio to charge but don't use the dock. I don't like that once you're in "iPod mode" the controls show on the screen but aren't really touch screen. You hit the arrows on the screen. seems counterintuitive. If I want a playlist I should be able to hit the playlist line...not an arrow at the bottom of the screen. So I have no good answer on this one. I've never seen the autohide.

3. I'll have to look into this. Maybe just turn volume down as a quick fix.

4. you may want to check with Magnadyne on this. Their contact info is listed in this thread. They might also have some answers on the other items.
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