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Kenwood KDC-519 CD Player

Face plate just stopped working, however there is still power because it will flip to where the cd can be inserted, but it will not accept the cd and one is stuck in there now. what do I do?

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Re: Kenwood KDC-519 CD Player

Check ribbon cable from main board to face for breaks in the lines. Replace ribbon cable if bad.

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