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Sony CDX M8800 Front Panel Problem

Whenever the front panel is opened, there is no illumination and no functions can be operated. When the front panel is closed using the remote the display does not work. You can get the display to work if you press the reset button but it fails again once you open and close the front panel. In addition the CD will not eject the CD, however this may not be related.

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  • Booyow Mar 11, 2008

    When panel is closed graphics and illumination works, but when panel is open it does not light up and buttons do not work. I tried the reset button and it worked the first time but when I opened the panel again it went back to the same thing. You also cant put a cd in or take one out.



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U need 2 replace the ribbon that goes to the panel to the unit.i had the same problem with mine then i went on to ebay and found the ribbon there (cdx-m8800 repair kit)hope this helps

Posted on Dec 28, 2006

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Ribbon cable needs replacing ive done it many times i have the instructions in colour very easy for £4.99 posted to you

Posted on Jan 15, 2008


Does this fix require any soldering?

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

The front panel dont come on or no power at all do u thing that the dash receiver not good

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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I done open stereo surgery and discoverd that when face panel opens i saw a nightmare that most of us out ther who once owned a motarola flipp hand set would of remembered the same thing happening? and guess what these stereo`s have the same truble . yes you guessed it that flexible pcb which is connected between the face and the unit is splitting on the face end of the head unit . i promis that is the cause get the magnyfier out. 3am im off to bed

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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I am having exactly thee same problem!! None of the buttons on the base unit light up/work and when the cd player is closed it's just a dark screen. I cannot eject the cd that's in the cd player either. The remote seems to work fine. I have tried just about everything including changing the fuses and nothing seems to have worked at all.

Posted on Dec 26, 2006

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