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My dual xdvd8181 head unit will not power on. i bought it used and tried the old power wires to positive side of battery and ground to negative side and nothing happens. the in line fuse on the power

I have not actually hooked the whole head unit up to my vehicle's factory radio wires inside the dash. like i stated in my question i was just trying to see if the thing would power on by touching the power wires from the head unit as well as the ground wire to the positive and negative side of my car bettery. i have heard by doing that the player should power on or light up or give me some notification of the unit actually receiving power, but when i did that nothing happened!

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When you disconnect your battery and then reconnect it again, it disables the radio. This is an anti-theft protection for your car radio.
The enable your radio the activation code is in your vehicle owner's manual. If you do not have this code you need to go to your vehicle manufacturer's service centre and get them to enter this code for you.

Posted on Jan 07, 2013

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    dmoneylive Jan 07, 2013

    i never disconnected my battery though. i simply turned my car on my factory radio comes on along with everything else then i popped the hood, took my dual in dash head unit to the car battery and tried to touch the power and ground wires from the head unit to my car battery while the car was running and the head unit didnt do a thing.

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SOURCE: My dual xdvd710 was working

Hello,

your dual xdvd710 is having a power problem. The power board is defective that's why the dual xdvd710 is not powering on. One way or the other, the power board has been affected.

A component on the power board like capacitor may have been defective.

Detach the dual xdvd710 from the truck, get a screw driver, disassemble the dual xdvd710. Use a meter to read the power board of the dual xdvd710, in other to detect the bad component. Make necessary replacement and the dual xdvd710 should power on again.

Purchase the replacement online or at any electronics accessories store within your vicinity.

Good luck.

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