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No display on sony cdx-m8800

Hi ive changed the ribbon on this model but still no front display is there a on or off function for this blackout mode cheers paul.

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  • oscarmyer Apr 29, 2008

    the front display is dead on my sony cdx-m8800 i already replaced the ribbon cable and it didnt fix the problem does anybody out there know what the problem could be

  • daryl5 Jun 15, 2008

    same problem but found the problem the smd transistor burn and don't know what the number of the transistor in board the Q620 any body can tell me what the number of this transistor!

  • snips1 Oct 19, 2008

    Im having same problem with display window. Everything is working fine except I have no display on main display window...I was also wondering if I accidentally turned off the display...i looked through manual and didnt see anything about turning the display off. Is it even possible that i turned it off ?

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    hi i have the same problem i have change the ribbon it all works ok but i have no display and no lights can anyone out there help



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Bought new wire harness for Sony CDX-M8800,to
fit a '95 Jeep Cherakee, Do not have a remote for said sterio. Can this be operated w/out the remote
control attached. If so, how? E-mail address is

Thank -you, Please send advice!!

Posted on Jul 12, 2008


If the remote makes it work and it plays ....if all functions work other than display check for bad solder joints on the display pay  attention to the ones on the corners if the unit is or was a tight fit in the dash its possible that the unit got a little stress and broke loose from the board .... if there is a white powder look in the display it probably bad... the silvery black in the corners is normal

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