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Kenwood VR-605 display fading out

The display screen on my Kenwood VR605 receiver is going bad. It fades in and out. If I tap on the display panel it comes back on strong. What is causing this and how do I fix it?

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  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    same problems VR-705

  • jrocnuck
    jrocnuck Mar 10, 2012

    here's the link to the exact problem/fix that i was able to use to fix my issues:

    good luck

  • jrocnuck
    jrocnuck Mar 10, 2012

    I know this post is old, but this might help somebody!

    I have a vr-6060 and had same prob and fixed it..

    here's the link to the exact problem/fix that i was able to use to fix my issues:

    good luck



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There is a cold solder connection on the display device, on the display driver board, or on or in the power supply that supplys the display voltage to the driver board. The only way you can repair it is if you have some soldering experience and or some electronic troubleshooting skills. If you go in and start poking around, and you poke at the wrong thing, It will smoke on you, as solid state electronics are very unforgiving when it comes to shorting out something, even if its for a blink of an eye!!! If you really like the unit, take it into a repair shop, as it should'nt cost to much to repair. If the units 3 to 6 years old, Maybe its time to think about upgrading to a newer unit??. Good Luck

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