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Kenwood kdc-x811 faceplate quit responding.

I just re-installed this stereo in a new car I bought. Everything worked as it should up until about three days after. I drove to work listening to the stereo and it worked fine.. after getting off work 8 hours later, the player opened and started playing the disc I had in, but the face wasn't illuminated nor was it responding to any commands. The remote would make the red light blink but wouldn't do anything either. I hit the reset button thinking it would work and now nothing. I'm assuming this is because its in code mode but I can't enter the code because no buttons work. Can anyone help? I tried disconnecting the power already and it didn't work.

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Call Kenwood they can give you a code to enter by using the remote

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