Question about Pioneer DEH-P8600MP CD Player
I've had this unit for four years and love it but it has always been a little quirky in terms of intermittent weirdness - volume gets stuck then works again, face plate eject won't work sometimes and display looks pixel-y. On a few occasions the unit would not power at all on upon ignition start but after a couple of goes it would.
The latest problem is that the unit will not switch on at all, the display is dead in the water and the unit is stuck in my car. I have tried the reset button several times and have waited a reasonable amount of time (two weeks) to see if it will magically come back to life but so far nothing. Also, I took it into Best Buy where it was originally purchased and they checked the harness with a multimeter and 12 volts is showing in the appropriate places. The technician there checked three different points on the harness for voltage and also checked the ground. He said all was good so the problem is with the unit.
I see that a couple of other people have posted about ribbon cable issues - is there a way to check this by opening the unit? Does anyone have any other ideas as well as to what may be the problem? I really love this stereo mostly for the 13 band graphic and having a quick look at what's out there now, I think I'm going to have a hard time finding something comparable - I'd really love to get this unit going again. Thanks so much everyone.
Car audio decks are just like pets....You go through many in a life time and you will eventually just have to put the thing to sleep....Not meaning to sound insensitive but It sounds like the micro crystals and/or micro electrical circuits are finally fried. These "quirks" as you described, are symptoms of an elderly deck that was dying of microscopic electrical short circuits which caused the main panel to go...Dust, corrosion, and heat are immanent and typical causes. It's really going to be more money fix it than whats it would be worth to just buy a new one. You can find refurbished ones on E-bay pretty easily, or you can be open to trying something different. I have had the best luck with Pioneer, JVC, Bose and Rockford-Fosgate. Stay away from cheaper brands such as "Rampage", "Audiovox"...people just buy those to fill the hole in the dash before they trade thier car in.
Posted on May 11, 2009
NO POWER!! TOOK APART AND ALL LOOKS GOOD.NOT BURNT NO SMELL OF BURNT! WHAT ARE THESE CRYSTALS U ARE TALKING ABOUT?HOW DO U TEST THEM? WHERE ARE THEY AT.RIBBONS LOOK GOOD TO.help please!!!
Posted on May 06, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
when you take the unit out of your car and looking at the top of the unit there are two black screws. Remove those then remove the entire cd player cage by the 4 CHROME screws on the four corners of the cage the two in the front are in the two holes in the ver front (**use magnetic screw driver for this**) then disconect the two wire plug and the ribbon cable from the bottom of the cd player cage **BE GENTLE** there are two black tabs on either side of the ribbon cable. THEY ONLY MOVE ABOUT 1/8TH ON AN INCH using a jewler flat blade screw driver gently slide the clip out to un crimp the ribbon cable then once the cage is removed you can open the face. To open the face there is a white gear wheel on the rightn hand side of the unit you can rotate it with your thumb with a little effort. Rotate accordingly..... at that point you shouldnt have any problem but let my know if you do..
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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