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Avic n-2 blank screen==cable upgrade done year ago

Hi, blank screen-- all else seems to work ok--cable upgrade was done a year ago---cleaned contacts, tried resetting it, no results==anything i should do before taking it out and sending it to pioneer?

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    i have the same problem happen a couple of days ago...they told me to send it in and they could fix it.

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I have seen Pioneer replaced ribbon cables fail in as little as 3 months. Rick on Ebay guarantee his cables for life or as long as you own it. His company name is Same Day Audio Services and he is very reliable. He will do it for around $100. Pioneer only replace it free for the first time, after that they might charge up to $220. Good luck.
PS. I fix service and sell the Avic N series on Ebay.I get my part from Rick, mention Hogan from Utah and you might get a discount.

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Honestly, I don't know of anything else you could do at this point - those would have been my suggestions as well. I would look up a car audio shop local to you, ask them if they deal in Pioneer units, and see if they've had success with anything else before you go to the trouble of sending it off (you may find that the shop is an authorized repair center, or they may be able to handle the ship-out and return of your head unit).

I'm sorry I don't have more to tell you on this, but you've covered pretty much all of the bases you can cover without factory intervention.

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