Why does mondo never stop loading
1) plug in power (2) screen says grace digital audio (3) says starting (4) says loading
It stays on loading forever
The Mondo GDI-IRC6000, released in 2011 by Grace Digital, provides a combination speaker platform for both online radio streaming and digital audio playback.
Go to the Home button > WiFi and network setup > View configuration
Check to see if it is connected to your home network. for example:
ESSID [your network name]
MAC address [letters and numbers]
IP address 192.168.0.xxx
Network device rt3870 (mine)
If these are not correct then you may not be connected to your WiFi network correctly. This radio requires an internet connection to work. Sometimes a particular station will not work so try a different station.
I have had an issue with some locations not working well such as putting the radio within 3 feet of the router.
You can also try the Master Power reset and the Reset to Factory defaults under the settings menu.
I had the same problem with our radio. To solve it, I took it apart, and just re-seated all of the connectors from the various components to the main PCB. I also pulled off the daughter card (top-most board on the stack) and re-seated it as well. When I turned it back on, it needed to be re-configured, but successfully connected and started working again.
To take apart the radio:
What's inside is basically a small Linux PC with a UI for streaming radio stations. The WiFi is a dongle plugged into a USB jack inside; I managed to improve the reception on ours by plugging in a WiFi dongle with the same WiFi chip (RT3870) but a better antenna.
Obviously, this all voids the warranty, but I think these radios have been out of production for a few years anyway, so you probably don't have much to lose.