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Display on a Kenwood KDC-MP532U radio

The display on our car radio one day didn't show up. We thought the display was dead, but sometimes when you get in to drive it lights up just fine. It just seems to depend on the day. Nothing else seems to be effected, just the display. Is this a common problem? Any thoughts?

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  • moely Jun 01, 2008

    My kenwood kdc-mp532u radio don't work that I just brough 30th of May 08.Maybe because I am in Germany maybe the frequency is differant Idon't know.I need the radio to play.

  • wendiyking Jun 12, 2008

    I had the same problem that started happening this week... let me know if you figure it out.



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I read up on this and saw Tech48's post related to a different model. He's the one who deserves the credit. I'm just the rookie who has the soldering iron. However, here's a picture of the 5 resistors that you need to reflow and "top up"

My model is the KDC-MP532U (same as the 532, but with the USB option).

Here's the overall view. The CD-Player is standing on its edge at the bottom. The resistors are on the bottom right by the brass screw post.


...and here's a close up of the board and the resistors....


Hope it helps. Thanks Tech48!!!! It's like I've got a new stereo!!

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