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Kenwood car stereo cd player reads protect mode how do i fix this

My kenwood cd player for my car is now reading in protect mode how do i fix this

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I have a kenwood kdc-241 car stereo and it has gone onto protect mode i have done everything it says in the manual and even taken it out of the car just in case it was damp i have tried putting it back in but still is in protect mode can anyone help me please

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Reset the unit, and it will be fine

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I have a kenwood KDC U 353 car stereo and it has gone onto protect mode i have done everything it says in the manual and even taken it out of the car just in case it was damp i have tried putting it back in but still is in protect mode can anyone help me please...urgently

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  • shashank Jun 28, 2013

    I have a kenwood KDC U 353 car stereo and it has gone onto protect mode i have done everything it says in the manual and even taken it out of the car just in case it was damp i have tried putting it back in but still is in protect mode can anyone help me please...urgently

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