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I've been reading this forum daily (well, almost) for over 3 years, and I don't think I've seen this one yet...
I unlocked the door, sat down, listened to the familiar sounds, and then pushed the start button after about 30 seconds. The dash did everything normal, but the Command Center (CC) screen stayed blank. Not knowing what to do, I acted like nothing happened (ignorance is bliss...), put her in drive and drove away. It was eerily silent. No radio, no blowing fan, nothing to do but look at the road and smile. About 5 minutes later, the screen suddenly popped on, along with the music, and all was fine until my next shutdown. It was about an hour later, doors locked, etc., and when I came back the screen was blank again. I drove away again, hoping it would come back, but this time it did not.
The next day it happened again, only it took about 10 minutes, and then the screen kept popping on and off by itself. If I could "catch it" in time, I could turn the music on, and it would stay on even though the screen went blank. Weird.
Oh, also, when it was blank, the steering wheel controls did nothing either, except for when I was able to get the music on first (with good timing), and then the buttons worked fine even with the screen going blank again.
Anybody else witnessed this?
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Maybe get one of those stickers to put on the screen.. like clocks and some navigation units have that make it look like the screen is on while it is sitting inside the plastic packaging... haha..

not really a solution but a good laugh.. Its funny in my own head thinking about it.. :)
 

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Richard Carnes said:
I've been reading this forum daily (well, almost) for over 3 years, and I don't think I've seen this one yet...
I unlocked the door, sat down, listened to the familiar sounds, and then pushed the start button after about 30 seconds. The dash did everything normal, but the Command Center (CC) screen stayed blank. Not knowing what to do, I acted like nothing happened (ignorance is bliss...), put her in drive and drove away. It was eerily silent. No radio, no blowing fan, nothing to do but look at the road and smile. About 5 minutes later, the screen suddenly popped on, along with the music, and all was fine until my next shutdown. It was about an hour later, doors locked, etc., and when I came back the screen was blank again. I drove away again, hoping it would come back, but this time it did not.
The next day it happened again, only it took about 10 minutes, and then the screen kept popping on and off by itself. If I could "catch it" in time, I could turn the music on, and it would stay on even though the screen went blank. Weird.
Oh, also, when it was blank, the steering wheel controls did nothing either, except for when I was able to get the music on first (with good timing), and then the buttons worked fine even with the screen going blank again.
Anybody else witnessed this?
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Sounds like there is a bad connection to the touch control unit or a bad power supply in the unit. Should be pretty easy to solve.
 

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I have had it happen 2 times in the last week. Both times it stayed off for the entire drive but was back once I shut the car down and came back. I was, in both situations, unable to shut it down for 2 minutes prior to leaving due to time constraints and after each trip the command center operated fine. When it was non responsive, it remained with the fisker symbol on in the center of the screen. It was not completely blacked out. It just never seemed to boot up. Kinda like the computer booting up but remaining in the windows startup screen, never advancing. Both trips were 15 min at least in duration so it had plenty of time to finish booting up.
 

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suggestion: please mention software version when having problems. Maybe it is a good idea to add the software version to your name / countrty.
I will do in a minute.
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UPDATE: Thanks to my 13-year-old son, we discovered that although the screen is blank, if you push where we all know the "agree" button is, everything actually is still working. This is, of course, somewhat challenging to do while driving, and you have to remember exactly what "buttons" were pushed in what order, but for now at least I have sound and, when I'm feeling really daring, I can turn the vents fans on an off.

Still running 6.14.2, but will be updated to 6.15 sometime next week.
 

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As for the 2 times it has happened with me, I am still on 6.14.2 and my closest dealer is 3 hours away. It takes some time to arrange taking my car to that area of the country. I live in Arkansas. As for the button, it is still not responsive even with pushing its location on the screen. My blank screen is not blank, it has the fisher symbol in the middle of the screen and never has the agree button nor is it ever responsive during the entire drive, no matter the time, both situations greater than 15 minutes in time of drive. Once out of the car and it shuts down, come back and it is fine. Another feature to the event is all the exit/entry and seat presets go back to disable and if I go back into settings all the presets still exist, they have just been turned off(disabled) and I have to enable again. [hr]
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this is one of the problems we have dealt with for years with out H-60M glass cockpit helicopters, trying to figure out if a fault is software or hardware. I think a lot of stuff is being blamed on software that is actually a hardware issue.
 

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I just had a blank-white-screen occur today: I got in the car to run various errands, started it, went through the usual "preflight list" (I always page through system, phone, and audio and then select my iPod), backed out of the garage, put it in drive, and ... audio cut off and I had an all-white blank CIU screen.

(Note, I have 510, have had it for ages.)

I parked the car and turned the system off but rather than waiting for the 2 minute boot, I turned it back on and the Fisker logo came up, and then the "Agree" screen, and I "Agree"d and had air conditioning control. The phone would not connect, the audio iPod control would not work (but still showed an iPod), and eventually I noticed that the heading never showed up so checked Navigation, and it too was busted ("waiting for navigation" or some such, with a dancing cursor).

I figured this was OK for my first errand anyway, and went and did that and by the time I got back to the car and started it, everything was fine. It looks like the CIU just went totally out to lunch, while the other underlying systems kept running, then several (phone, audio, and navi at least) got confused when the CIU came back.
 

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May also want to do the water intrusion fix sooner rather than later so that the CIU you do have, acting up or not, lasts longer.
 

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Guys bring your other fob into the car. I think the battery is low
Searched the forum for fob battery, but no useful results. Eventually the battery in our fobs will run out. Anyone knows how to replace it? If the old battery is taken out, will fob lose its memory and connection to specific Karma? What battery is inside the fob?
 

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The battery is very easy to replace with the remote in your hand you want the side of the remote that flat the opposite side of the buttons . I use a pocket screwdriver you can also use the point of a knife . You want to pop open the cover .Place your tool in the seam just below the release button for the valet key pop open that cover inside you will find a CR 2032 battery replace the battery remember positive side up .
 

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The battery is very easy to replace with the remote in your hand you want the side of the remote that flat the opposite side of the buttons . I use a pocket screwdriver you can also use the point of a knife . You want to pop open the cover .Place your tool in the seam just below the release button for the valet key pop open that cover inside you will find a CR 2032 battery replace the battery remember positive side up .
Thanks Harleyguy. What is your expectation of fob's battery life?
 

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Not really sure if I ever replaced one yet to be honest .If one remote works and the other one doesn't the battery is the first place to start
 
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