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Power, and system beeps, but no music

I power up my head unit and no music comes forth, it has power, no error coded, cd player reads, and the system still beeps when changing source, menus ect. Opened it up, nothing looks burnt, or unhooked. What happened... was working well, hit a bump, got static then nothing, so i figure something maybe toasted will keep digging deeper, any advice on where to start?, what to look for? would love to get back up and running. Joe

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Won't power up. Displays SEC / Help Then SEC / 8D201399 Note the serial number is CD201399. Alan

All Eclipse brand radios have a feature called ESN (Eclipse Security Network) installed. This means a Key CD may be inserted into the head unit so that if the unit is stolen or battey is disconnected from the unit you will have to enter the key CD to unlock the unit.

For example, lets say you purchased this unit from bestbuy. You installed it in your car and you wanted to activate the ESN security feature. You need to choose anyone of your cd's from your collection, lets say you chose The Offsping, Conspiracy of One. Input the disc hit the correct buttons ( I'll explain those later) and your Eclipse 54400's ESN is active.

Now, your 54400 is stolen a week later, the thief will plug in the 54400 into his car and it will show SEC [disc], so he/she will insert a cd and it will say [ERR]. If he or she does this 5 times it will show [call 800] which will lead them to Eclipse customer service, but you will have already called eclipse and told them that your unit was stolen. Whether you get your head unit back is highly doubtful but nobody else will be able to use it.

Now for your answer, to activate ESN:
1.Turn the vehicles ignition on and press the power button 2. Press and hold Radio station preset 1 and the FM-AM button for more than one second 3. Insert the CD of your choice. A [SEC] message will now aooear on the screen and ESN is active. Anytime the unit loses power you will have to reinsert the key cd.

To deactivate the ESN feature:
1. Turn the vehicles ignition on and press the power button or the FM-AM button (make sure the tuner is on). 2. Press and hold the radio station preset button 1 and the FM-AM for more than one second. 3.Once the display flashes [disc] insert the key cd you selected to activate the ESN. The display should now read [CnCl]. The ESN is now deactivated.

To resume normal operation after the power has been disconnected to the unit:
1. Wait for the dispaly to read [disc]. 2. Insert you key cd, if the correct CD is inserted your display will read [---] and the cd will begin to play. If the wrong CD is inserted it will display [Err]. If you insert the wrong CD 5 times it will say [call 800] and then you have to send the unit to eclipse to have it rest. Good Luck!

How to read the Electronic Serial Number:
1. Turn the vehicles power on. Prss the FM-AM button. 2. Press radio preset button 4 and the FM-AM button for more than a second and the display should show your 8 digit serial number. This number is to identify your unit if it is recovered after being stolen. Yep, that will happen!

Keep in mind that the "security code" in a radio basically fulfills this function, ensure that in case of theft, the computer does not work in another vehicle;
I didnt know there was a website to get the radio codes. Before you pay anyone to get your radio security code, I recommend you get on the internet, Eclipse dealers, ask for the parts counter, tell them you need your radio code, have your serial number handy as well as all other numbers off the radio housing.

Or, call 1-800-233-2216 (Fujitsu ten) and they will assist you in the removal of the security code for a $25 charge. the number being displayed is probably the serial number of your unit. If you can remove your radio the SN will be on a tag.

Hope this helps.

Oct 28, 2010 | Eclipse CD3422 CD Player

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Stereo reading error a/o on screen

This is a very broad error code meaning electrical or mechanical problem. I'm sure you've tried turning the ignition on and off. If toggling between radio and CD doesn't help, its time to check for loose connections or open up the head unit.

Jun 29, 2010 | Pioneer DEH-P2900MP CD Receiver...

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My pioneer head unit wont come off mute when i turn on the radio mp3 or cd player

It happened to me today and it passed after a while when i was arriving home. Try to reset it by taking the power source off for a couple of minutes then try again.
Don't forget about your system definitions, it will be restored to default.

May 21, 2010 | Pioneer DEH-P5900IB CD Player

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if you lost battery power the head unit thinks its been removed or tampered with. You should have a code that came with the manual that you have to type in to unlock it.

it is a feature that deters thieves from stealing it because it is useless without the code.

If you do not have the code you will have to call kenwood with the serial number to get the code.

Dec 15, 2009 | Kenwood KDC-MP205 CD Player

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Location of reset on unit

when you disconnect it from cables, it resets. But i believe that is not the problem. Check speaker cables. I think you have problem with internal power amps. They have thermal and current protection. look for short circuits on speakers or speaker cables.

May 30, 2009 | Sony CDX-GT500 CD Player

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Kenwood head unit not powering up help please.

find your remote wire. it would help to know the type of car and the kind colors of wires your using as your 3 main wires.
normally in most chevy and fords they are yellow 12 volt.
black as ground.
red sometimes even a tan as your remote start.
deff check your start

May 09, 2009 | Kenwood KDC-W6027 CD Player

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Cd shuttle ejects when power to head unit is turned on

Hi Adam,

Since you've been trying things for so long, you may not mind another, unless you've tried it already.You'll need someone to help you.

Try using a volt meter on the main power to the changer. (If the changer is din mowered only, this can't be done) and when toy power up the head unit by ignition or other method, read the voltage on the main power wire (yellow?). Tell me what it shows. Also, the "turn on" wire for the unit is usully in with the data cable to the unit, and won't be able to check that.

Also try to read BOTH the acc AND the power wire on the head unit while turning on.

When you read the voltges, make sure that you use the ground ON THE CHASSIS of the componant that you are checking. "Maybe" you have a voltage variance like you said d to a weak ground at one of the units? I'm just troubleshooting as I would if you had brought it to me. Let me know again. Thanks.

** Note- Have you actually reset bothe the head unit and changer?

Larry T
Winona Lak, IN

Jan 27, 2009 | Blaupunkt Louisiana DJ32 Cassette Player

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Jensen cd 2610 aux input has little volume

first of all the rca jacks in the back of your radio are for plugging in an amp, not your mp3 player. there should be an auxiliary jack(looks like a headphones jack) in the front of the head unit. if there is no auxiliary jack in the front then you will have to go buy a new head unit with an auxiliary jack.

Jan 27, 2009 | Jensen CD2610 CD Player

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Pioneer deh 1600 has no power

Well.. if there is smoke coming from the head unit, the head unit could be bad. It odviously may have a wire crossed or a fuse blown, or even the wire harness could be bad. First, check the fuse for the radio on drivers side door, then check the other fuse box under the hood. Make sure all radio fuses are intact and not blown. Second, check behind the head unit to make sure no wires are touching each other and shorting out. Third, if nothing else helps, buy a new head unit & wiring harness :]

hope this helps!!!

Jun 12, 2008 | Pioneer DEH-1600 CD Player

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Error message

Check and see if there is a fuse on the back of the unit if so check it to make sure that it is not blown. Also make sure that it is at least a 25 - 30amp fuse. If that is not it the make sure you have the power wires hooked up right. See a Er-05 message means that the power that that unit needs is not there. So it will not read all cd's. It takes more power to read a burner than a normal cd. Hopefully this helps

Dec 11, 2007 | Kenwood KDC-MP228 CD Player

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