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Sony CDX-M8800 Everything works perfect except My main display was not working so i changed the ribbon. The main display still does not work. What shall I try next????? Do i need to get some contact spray or something.. Thank You Rob

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Hi i had that problem and changed the ribbon and my front was dead

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