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Faceplate won't go to up position

I was just wondering why my pioneer radio is actiing real funny lately? For instance I try to get my face plate to the closed position by pushing the open button but it tells me a display message of mic in. I also try to eject my cd and displays the same message mic in. If anyone can help that would be great, and yes I did push the reset button and nothing.

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Re: Faceplate won't go to up position

The flexible pcb that connects the front to the main board needs replacing, common fault

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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