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Kenwood KVT512 - Intermittent Lock Up

I have a refurb KVT512 in my car. On two occassions I have had it lock up on me. Both times it was working fine when I got out of the car, and then when I get back in it doesn't power on. If I press the reset button it come to life, but then I have to reset some (not all) of my settings. Since it is a refurb'd unit, I can't help but wonder if it was RMA'd for this, and maybe the factory just didn't get it to act up, so they turned it back out.

Any help would be appreciated!

-Jim

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  • Jim Kramer Feb 18, 2009

    I called Kenwood Tech Support, and they suggested I update the firmware on the unit. I was runnig version 1.4.0, and the latest version is 1.5.1



    I have applied the update, now I jut need to wait to see if it happens again.



    -JK

  • Jim Kramer Feb 27, 2009

    so far, the firmware upgrade seems to have fixed the issue. It has not locked up in the last 10 days.



    -Jim

  • Jim Kramer Apr 21, 2009

    the firmware upgrade did indeed fix the issue. It never hapenned again!!!

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