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Stereo stopped responding

All of a sudden, almost all of the buttons on the face of this stereo stopped working.  The only buttons that work are 'off' and 'eject'.  If I insert a CD, it will play from start to finish.  Since the buttons don't respond, I can't skip tracks, adjust the volume, or anything else.  I can't turn on the radio or set it to aux.  I've tried resetting it.  Is there anything that can be done or is it just shot?

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  • dsdonut Oct 30, 2007

    This is for an Aiwa CDC-X204

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    I have the exact same problem with the exact same radio.

  • twindahl Nov 13, 2007

    Lost volume control, can't change tracks, no radio or mp3 playing. Exact same problem!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    Yep, just had it happen to me today. I guess still no fix. Anybody try disonnecting the battery and reconnecting. I might try that.

  • wdumas226 Jan 22, 2008

    Did anyone notice if the CD player skipped through tracks before going into a coma? Mine did this when I inserted a CD - it skipped through to (lucky) track 13 (!) and started playing. I tried going back to the beginning of the disk, and found that all of the controls had locked up; then just as suddenly there was no sound as well. I've tried all things (i.e. reset, depressing controls for 5-10 seconds, etc.) except taking out the battery, which I may try this evening.

  • garfield1978 Apr 04, 2008

    We have the same problem and I've check everything I can think of without taking the unit apart.

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    Exactly the same problem all but the off and eject button will not work. I too also got the stereo to work again but only for a couple of days then, the same thing and now I have reset disconnected the power nothing works

  • Elisse Jul 08, 2008

    I'm silently suffering with all of you as none of my CDC-X204 buttons are working. I tried pushing the reset button (exposed when face is removed) and all that did was mess up the time on the clock. Frustrating!

  • mapalmam Aug 27, 2008

    I have an Aiwa CDCx504MP, the radio just died, I have checked everything, fuses, internal fuses on the radio, unhooking it from the dashboard, but to no avail. It starts, the console lights up, but it does not respond to any button. Not even Eject.
    No solution so far...

  • nls0407 Aug 29, 2008

    Same thing with mine! It happend one other time, by magically fixed its self after I kept pressing a bunch of buttons!'s back to BROKEN! I don't know if a certain sequence of button pressing will fix's driving me CRAZY!!! Has anyone talked to the company?

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    Have the same problem. None of the buttons work except for off and eject. Piece of ****. Never had a car stereo break before.



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1. While in Demo mode push and hold the "PUSH-MENU" button until "set" appears on the screen.

2. push "Seek" + or - to select Demo

3. turn "PUSH-MENU" to select "demo off"

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

  • jimboiv4 Nov 08, 2010

    WOW! that actually worked!! thanks a ton!


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I just had the same thing happen to me. After a little run around I finally got the support number for AIWA. 800-289-2492. I called and they said it was $20 just to speak to a support rep. Told them forget it. If anyone calls please and pays the fee, post their response.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008


Well, I managed to finally get it to work. I'm not sure how but basically the car sat in the cold for a couple days. Cranked it up. Drove for a little bit and played with the buttons and knobs and it magically started working. I'm guessing the a certain combination can lock the screen and I managed to unlock it? Not sure. Needless I am happy my radio works now but sorry I don't have a more difinitive solution.

Good luck!

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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