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Sony cdxgt50w car cd player

Will not work at all! The 10amp fuse is not blown, and I am 100 percent sure that power is getting to the unit. Still it acts as if it is not hooked up whatsoever. I would like to fix it without buying a new one. Please suggest ideas

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If you are sure power is going to unit,There is a strong possiblity you have a burnt trace , main harness solder joints bad or shorted reverse polarity protect diode on main board .Also make sure you have power to both MAIN power (RED) and STANDBY POWER ( YELLOW) AND of course a good ground on radio chassis..

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