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Old 06-23-2013, 12:04 PM   #26
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I don't know if it matters, but I should probably mention; I don't use an iPod, I'm using a flash drive. (this one, btw, http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/drives/cruzer-fit/ ....which I can't recommend highly enough. It stick out of the USB plug less than a 1/4", about the same as the power outlet cover that is above the USB plug. Pictures of it in my center console available upon request.).
Anyway, I have never had to unplug it, and then plug it back in to get MyLink to recognize it. I leave it plugged in all the time (unless of course, I remove it to add more music). The music is always there.
My solution of powering off the radio before shutting off the car just gets the same source to come back on when starting the car the next time, as opposed to MyLink reverting back to FM upon restart.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:08 PM   #27
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I don't know if it matters, but I should probably mention; I don't use an iPod, I'm using a flash drive. (this one, btw, http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/drives/cruzer-fit/ ....which I can't recommend highly enough. It stick out of the USB plug less than a 1/4", about the same as the power outlet cover that is above the USB plug. Pictures of it in my center console available upon request.).
Anyway, I have never had to unplug it, and then plug it back in to get MyLink to recognize it. I leave it plugged in all the time (unless of course, I remove it to add more music). The music is always there.
My solution of powering off the radio before shutting off the car just gets the same source to come back on when starting the car the next time, as opposed to MyLink reverting back to FM upon restart.

Update: running errands, in and out of the car 4 -5 times - turning system off before engine shutdown works perfect...thanks to all who contributed here.....
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:25 PM   #28
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I have found out that it's not forgetting the flash drives. It's switching source. If you tap the source button on the left side or screen it will switch right back to usb and you don't have to unplug it. So something in there is telling it to do this. Mine wasn't doing it until today. I went through every setting this morning and changed everything to how I wanted it. So the problem started happening after I did that. I will try and go through the settings again tomorrow and set things back to default and see if the issue goes away. I'll let you guys know. Unless someone else wants to try that tonight. It might just be a coincidence but I dunno.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:29 PM   #29
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I don't know if it matters, but I should probably mention; I don't use an iPod, I'm using a flash drive. (this one, btw, http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/drives/cruzer-fit/ ....which I can't recommend highly enough. It stick out of the USB plug less than a 1/4", about the same as the power outlet cover that is above the USB plug. Pictures of it in my center console available upon request.).
Anyway, I have never had to unplug it, and then plug it back in to get MyLink to recognize it. I leave it plugged in all the time (unless of course, I remove it to add more music). The music is always there.
My solution of powering off the radio before shutting off the car just gets the same source to come back on when starting the car the next time, as opposed to MyLink reverting back to FM upon restart.
What capacity drive are you using?
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:39 PM   #30
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What capacity drive are you using?
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:42 PM   #31
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Ok cool. Thanks! I'll go grab one tomorrow and try it. Be better to have a little stubby one anyway.

That didn't sound so right.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:46 AM   #32
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I have found out that it's not forgetting the flash drives. It's switching source. If you tap the source button on the left side or screen it will switch right back to usb and you don't have to unplug it.
Correct.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #33
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GM should fix this. Powering down the radio before shutting the engine off should not be necessary. Nor should it be necessary to change the source back from FM. The system should default to whatever the source was during last shut down.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:10 AM   #34
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The problem isn't that it is "losing" the source.

When a USB drive is plugged in it has to be initialized by the OS, in this case the myLink, and read. While on a computer this is normal and expected, the myLink system seems to have been set with a timeout that is under the threshold for a thumb drive. So when you initially start the car up with the drive in, the system takes more time to initialize and index it than the programmers thought it would need.

Simple fix GM: Software update that increases the timeout before switching sources due to "No USB Drive Found."
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:33 PM   #35
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GM should fix this. Powering down the radio before shutting the engine off should not be necessary. Nor should it be necessary to change the source back from FM. The system should default to whatever the source was during last shut down.

Agreed.

But until they fix it.....
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:35 PM   #36
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The problem isn't that it is "losing" the source.

When a USB drive is plugged in it has to be initialized by the OS, in this case the myLink, and read. While on a computer this is normal and expected, the myLink system seems to have been set with a timeout that is under the threshold for a thumb drive. So when you initially start the car up with the drive in, the system takes more time to initialize and index it than the programmers thought it would need.

Simple fix GM: Software update that increases the timeout before switching sources due to "No USB Drive Found."
I'm sure you're right, but it's not just USB. If I shut the car down with XM playing, or AM, or Pandora, MyLink will start up with FM next time I start the car.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:41 PM   #37
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I'm sure you're right, but it's not just USB. If I shut the car down with XM playing, or AM, or Pandora, MyLink will start up with FM next time I start the car.
lotsa off the subject responses here...but I'm glad you get it...until they straighten it out, I'll just turn off before I shut down....glad to see that remote start does not effect the reconnect either...
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:36 PM   #38
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Here's what that SansDisk Cruzer Fit flash drive looks like in the console. I tied the little string on it so it would be harder to lose when I'm moving it around (yeah, it's that small). I put the cover on it(it's laying in the bottom of the console in the pix), and use the string to loop it on my keychain. The drive comes in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB, but it's the same physical size regardless of the capacity.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:28 PM   #39
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Cruzer Fit in 32 GB works great.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:55 PM   #40
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Cruzer Fit in 32 GB works great.
SAme one I'm using.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #41
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Just bought one and while it does remember the usb it still has issues with switching back to the menu screen after shutting down or even putting the beast in reverse. Scratching my head.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #42
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I have a cruiser for work too, but still like my ipod hooked up for playlists, etc...
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:35 PM   #43
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Mine also switches to FM but not all of the time. Have not discovered under which conditions or if it's just random. I only have one FM station stored in my "favorites" and this is the station it reverts to. Do all of you with this issue have an FM station preset? I am wondering what occurs if I would remove it.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:20 PM   #44
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I've not had mine "switch to FM". I typically change from USB to XM or FM before I shut it off to avoid the USB issues noted, but I've not had it change to something that I didn't already have selected.
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