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Pioneer AVIC-N2 Blank screen and noop faceplatge buttons...

Hey bud how are you??....I called Pioneer and indeed they still offer ribbon replacement if I send the unit in....I checked the silver sticker at the bottom of the unit and it's still intact....So I have no idea if the "bypass" was done previously or not since I bought this unit to fix (along with the hide-away brain)...Also none of the faceplate functions work (except the clock function button)...I have to disconnect the power to power the unit off...I have it connected at home to a battery for the testing - never installed it on a car yet...

So what do you suggest?? should I send the unit to Pioneer for the ribbon replacement?? I don't believe the "bypass" was ever done but I could be wrong....Ho can they charge $200 if I never authorize the work?? If that happens I will not pay them and take the loss...It's not really worth it to me...I paid $100 for BOTH units....What do you suggest?? Is it okay to call you directly if I have more questions and when it's a good time for you?? Thanks again for your help....Vasilis K.

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SOURCE: were can u find or buy a brain box for a pioneer Avic-N2 car ster

The cheapest place is on ebay, you can pick one up there for half of what Pioneer charges.
Or call 1 800 pioneer for a new one

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I have seen Pioneer replaced ribbon cables fail in as little as 3 months. Rick on Ebay guarantee his cables for life or as long as you own it. His company name is Same Day Audio Services and he is very reliable. He will do it for around $100. Pioneer only replace it free for the first time, after that they might charge up to $220. Good luck.
PS. I fix service and sell the Avic N series on Ebay.I get my part from Rick, mention Hogan from Utah and you might get a discount.

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There is a time limit on how long you can stay on when using hospital's courtesy computer(my wife is hospitalized). Keep me update on how things go, I will do what I can to help. My knowledge on the N series is very good. I am a few steps away from mastering the N's.

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