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I think it got wet

Put the stereo in a dash on a boat, tested it out and worked fine. Was fine for a few days then it rained, i guess it isn't a waterproof area that i put the stereo in. I went to try it out today and the numbers on the screen were all screwy looking, couldn't actually read anything on the screen. tried to put in a cd but it wouldn't take it, and it just seemed to be doing random things like trying to eject out of nowhere. When i put the cd in and it came back out (only went in about half way) it came back out with water spots on it. after that i realized it must have gotten wet in there. Is this unit fixable or do i have to get another?

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  • b0mbtrack Mar 13, 2008

    thanks, i was afraid of that but i might as well give it a shot.

  • b0mbtrack Mar 14, 2008

    i can't seem to find this unit anywhere at all, is there another jensen one i can get that i could just slip the unit out and slip this one in without changing the wires or the housing?

  • b0mbtrack Mar 14, 2008

    Thanks, i do have my manual but i'll also try to give them a call just to be sure.

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Yike! As with most electronics, they are necessarily dead when they get wet, but you do have to be very careful with them until they're dry. Here's the best you can do:

  1. Remove the stereo from the boat completely.
  2. Remove the cover(s) from the stereo to expose as much of the inside to air as possible.
  3. Let it sit for a few days inside to dry.
  4. Reassembly it and install it back in the boat.
If you're lucky, the unit will return to normal operation. Unfortunately, my guess is, since you powered the unit up when it was wet, damage may have already been done.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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    Tygh Duval Mar 14, 2008

    You're right, the CD400M looks to be well discontinued. I can't even find an owner's manual online, so your best bet is to compare your owner's manual (you still have it, right?) to this one for the Jensen MSR3007 and see if the wiring and connector seem to match up. Either that, or contact Jensen directly.

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