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AVIC-N2 stopped working and wont stop flashing PLEASE HELP!

My AVIC- N2 is by-passed and stopped working about 3 days ago. All the buttons are flashing on and off and none of them work when I try pressing them. I cant eject the movie that’s inside the unit and the screen comes out automatically once the car is on. The only way to close the screen and stop the flashing is to ether turn the car off or remove the face off the unit I don’t know how the problem started exactly because I was out of town when it occurred, but I know it happened when my wife tried to watch a movie.
I’ve tried to reset the unit by pushing that little button with a pin but that didn’t work. I also unplugged my car battery for about 2 hours thinking that it will reset the system but that didn’t help either.

Is there a way to completely reset the system that I’m not aware of?
Does anyone have any idea what is causing this problem?

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated…

Thank you

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Re: AVIC-N2 stopped working and wont stop flashing PLEASE...

Sound like the ribbon cable because before breaking off completely the vibration of the engine can cause current to fade in and out(open and close circuit).

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