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Replacing the Front ribbon/cable

I need to replace the cable running to the face plate. I saw skill level five is needed (Is this out of ten?). Is there a place to read/see how to replace this? Mark

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Re: Replacing the Front ribbon/cable

It's not that hard, if you can find the ribbon cable online or from the manufacturer you've done the hardest part already.... just take the deck apart, disconnect the old ribbon cable from the main board, and practice reconnecting it first, then connect the new one. If you're good at tinkering and taking things apart it should be no trouble at all. Good luck!!

Posted on Aug 20, 2007

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Missing face plate

What part is missing? Is it just the faceplate, or the gear mechanism as well?

I have one of these that the ribbon cable is bad and can't seem to find a replacement. I am debating just buying a new stereo. If i do, I could sell you the faceplate. email me at rad73082 (at) yahoo

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You need to take the unit apart to fix the cable since the other end of it plugs into the board inside, it's pretty easy to take apart though. Good luck!

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first check all of your power and ground connections and be sure your battery is good then try the small reset button on the front face. if that does not work you may need a new flexible ribbon cable that you can find on ebay cheap.

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Replacing the facepale

that hole on that model is for a locking screw, the locking screw is installed to minimize theft and for other precautions. If the face plate is having any odd reactions its normally do to the flex cable. The best sign for a dying or dead flex cable is at the joint. The joint can be viewed at the point when you remove the face plate. Immediately after pulling the face plate off look behind the pivoting frame at the orange colored ribbon, you should only be able to see a small portion of it. If there is any sign of a yellowy residue its a sign that the protective covering of the ribbon is deteriorating. A bad flex cable is everything on the moving face plates.

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There is a ribbon cable that goes from the display to the main board of the radio that may be bad, if you have everything connected properly and all you get is the red led, this is a possibility. No way for anybody to know if you have it wired wrong if they can not look at it themself.

The red wire is for power when the key is on, the yellow wire should get power all the time, the black wire is ground.

If you have those correct, the radio should at least turn on. If you have these right, you may need a new ribbon cable. The connector that interfaces with the detachable face must also be taken off the old ribbon cable and put on the new one, or get a new connector and just replace it. The ribbon cable does not come with that connector. It is soldered on the ribbon cable, so if you are not very good with a soldering iron, you should have a service center do it for you.

Let me know if you want the part number for the ribbon cable and/or connector, I can get those for you.

I can not guarantee that the ribbon cable is the problem, or that it is the only problem, but it is the most likely problem with that model number of Kenwood. I have repaired many of them, so I have a good idea what causes most of the problems, but I have seen times when the usual suspect is not the problem and something else like the LCD in the face is bad, or the IC that controls the display is bad. Even a voltage regulator on the main board of the radio can be at fault as well. There are probably about 10 different things that can cause that one problem, having an experienced technician is always the best way to determan the problem with certainty.

Let me know if I can be any more help for you.


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I am going to replace ribbon cable. How can I connect cable to face?

The Face cover is snapped in, so you need to use a small flat tipped screwdriver  and run it around the black and silver plastic cover, and it should snap off. Take Your Time!

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Problem with face plate.

Check the ribbon cable the one connects the face to the main board,ussually that's where the problem is.
You can get it from parts number is J84-0121-12
You need to have some soldering skills to replace it.
Good luck

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Face Plate

If this is a "flip face" type of display then you may have a broken lead in the ribbon cable that connects to the main board from the flip face. This is a very common problem. You'll need to replace that ribbon cable.

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u need 2 replace the ribbon that goes to the panel to the unit.i had the same problem with mine then i went on to ebay and found the ribbon there (cdx-m8800 repair kit)hope this helps

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