Question about Kenwood KDC-519 CD Player
None of the lights on the faceplate work or light up ...all the functions work properly. I can listen to the radio and CDs, even the faceplate flips over when keyed off.
I seen the post where another individual was having the same problem, and it was suggested to replace the ribbon cable. However, I noticed the other day when I was changing a CD, that when you press the button and the faceplate rotates down in order to insert a CD, all the lights on the face work like they are supposed to, but once you insert a CD and faceplate closes again, all the lights go out on the face.
I've tried pressing the reset button, but the only thing that done was cause me to lose all my settings (bass, treble, radio presets, etc.), and without any lighting on the faceplate, I can't see how to reset any of the settings.
Would this also be a ribbon cable problem, and if so, why will the lights work fine when the faceplate is open, but when closed there's no lights?
Is something shorting out or something?
Any help would be most appreciated!
It is a ribbon problem its not really worth fixing unless u love the radio it cost about 50 bucks to fix
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
Detach the faceplate and look at the electrical contacts on the back of it for damage/dirt - you can spray it with electrical contact cleaner. Do the same to the contacts on the head unit - it sounds to me like one or more of them are a bit loose or otherwise not working properly.
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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