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Shutting Off i connected the kenwood kdc-x679 to my car and it worked fine, then it shut off and i could not get it to come back on, i know there is power gettin gto the deck becasue i checked the power source and its good also the security lights blinks and the motorized screen goes up and down, but the display will not come on or work does anyboyd knwo a solution to this. also everytime i click on one of the spolutions nothing comes up excpet the person info

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Does anyone have the procedure on how this ribbon can be replaced. step by step with pictures. I did it on my kdc-x711. is it similar to that?

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Re: Shutting Off

The usual repair for a morotized face plate with symptions of no display, some buttons working or no buttons working & sometimes even the faceplay not moving, is the ribbon backthat connects the main unit to the face plate. Sometime you might be able to see the gold/yellow flat ribbon as the face plate flips. it's not too difficult to cange but it takes patience. the cables run around $15 to $30.00.if you replace it yourself, watch out incase the spring for the ribbon tension unwinds. good luck

Posted on Dec 14, 2006

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Kenwood also has the manual on their support page: . Just enter the model number. On this site, you can find the manual is several languages. The direct link to the English version of the manual is .

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