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Blank Screen My screen is completely blank even when the unit is hooked up to a TV. The TV screen displays the DVD but the portable unit screen stays blank. How can I fix this?

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Re: Blank Screen

The screen in your dvd might not be getting the volts it needs to work,the ribbon cable that comes from the base gets broken sometimes because of the hinge action of open and closing constanly.You need to call RCA at 877-794-7977 and ask for an estimate or an idea of how could cost to repair.Good luck.

Posted on Oct 17, 2006

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I don't know if you ever got an answer or not, but we have this same unit and also had this problem. (now we have a different problem) Anyway, there is a small button on the mail base that I think is on the upper right. When the screen is closed the button is compressed, when the screen is opened it should fully pop out, but ours did not. It appeared to be, but if you pressed it in, it would fully pop out and the screen would work. Sometimes we had to do this several times during a trip. For some reason it would not stay fully popped out? We had already taken the exact same DVD player back to Target because of this same problem, only to have the second unit do the same. I bought this particular player because I assumed with the "Eddie Bauer" name it would be quality. I was mistaken. Hope you already figured this out. Sincerely, T

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My sister owns this unit, and like other users on this post, her screen quit working on her. She brought it over to me to see if I could fix it before she tossed it out. I first hooked the unit up to the TV with supplied A/V cables to see if the unit was outputting video. The unit supplied video to the TV fine, so I figured the problem was with the LCD screen or the connection from the unit to the LCD.

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