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After dead battery and subsequent jump start, 2006 Ion radio

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After dead battery and subsequent jump start, 2006 Ion radio doesn't work and display is completely dark (off). Pulled fuses seperately and they look fine. Does it need a reboot?
JA: How old is the battery? Have you checked the battery gauge on the dash?
Customer: At least a year old. Had been jump-started twice. the first time left no problems. Don't remember what the gauge says but car starts fine for days now.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. Just pulled the two fuses seperately and they look fine.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Not that I am aware of.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It isn't uncommon for a radio to fail after a jump start, battery disconnect or replacement and odds are the problem is internal in the radio.

If fuses are good then what will need to be done is remove the radio and test it's power and ground feeds to ensure there isn't a wiring issue preventing it from working. If the powers and grounds are present then the radio will either need to be replaced or sent out for repair to somewhere such as United Radio.