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Kenwood KDC-MP232 I'm having the same issue as the others on the lcd screen being is my situation: After a friend bought a new deck he gave me this one....I saw it working fine in his car, we took it out put in his new one put the mp232 in my car and everything is working fine it plays cd's, radio, but the lcd screen does not light up....the lights on the buttons are lit up, just not the screen......could I use the same style fix by soldering the resistors? PLEASE HELP!!! Lol

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  • Dennis Leach Jan 04, 2009

    Hey Dave thanks for the info....any tips or tricks in getting this deck open and removing the board for soldering would be appreciated...



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This is a similar repair, but the resistors you need to reflow solder on ae on the bottom of the circuit board, not the top like the other models. The reference numbers for the resistors are R130, R131, R133, R135, R136, R137, R138, R139, R140, AND R141.

They are 4.7 ohm resistors and should have "4R7" printed on the top of them. They are not as close together as the other model has them, but if you take the board out of the unit you should be able to find them. Put just a touch of solder on both sides of each resistor. This should be plenty to fix this problem.

It is also possible that you may have another cause for this problem, but this is the most likely cause.

I hope this is some help for you. Let me know if you need further instructions.


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  • Kel louise Jun 11, 2017

    Hi dave can you help with same problem with blank screen on Kenwood car audio KDC-U7053BT I can only see on front right 4R7



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