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Cd player locked

I just installed a kenwood kdc-x680 head unit in my truck. i got it in and everything worked fine. i pressed and held the source button til the faceplate flipped over.i didnt have a manual or remote to flip it back over, so i pulled the fuse thinking it would reset itself. now when you turn the truck on it flips over then flips down like it is ejecting a cd, but has no display and none of the buttons seem to do anything. is it locked or am i missing something? if it is locked, how do i unlock it?

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    ITS FUCKED UP

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    My problem is similar. With key on I can pull and replace fuse and it wil flip open and light up for a second. If I turn key off right away it will close. If I leave key on it will flip like a cd is ejecting and stay there after a minute. I cannot leave it half way open because my shifter will hit it, so i removed the fuse after I got it to close.Thanks Ken@ odellomaha@aol.com

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It has a defective ribbon cable between the face and the motherboard. This is a common repair, but must be done by a repair shop. My shop charges around $60-70 for parts and labor for that repair, to give you a ballpark of what to expect.

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