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Backlight won't work on screen

I had my Avic N2 for about 3 years and I been riding with the backlight off for about 1 of those years. It just went out one very cold day my car barely cranked up. After the car did crank up, I noticed the screen was blank but the touch still worked. Good thing I had more screens in my car or I would have panicked. I think it's about time I learn how to fix or replace the backlight on this unit so I can discard the other screens I have in my car. Can someone help me ether A. explain how I fix the backlight problem, B. Replace what ever it is I have to replace to get the backlight back on or C. let me know if there is a Chicago IL Pioneer repair show that knows how to fix em (I rather drive to them and wait for it to me done than ship the unit to someone and be without a radio for how ever long). Any help would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU IN ADVACE!

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Re: Backlight won't work on screen

Sounds like the flex cable has failed. I have the N1 and when the flex cable snapped, the screen still worked, but the backlight is off. Pioneer issued a recall of the flex for N1 and N2's. They will fix it for free.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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