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Light faded out on face plate X590 kenwood

Has there been a solution tot his problem yet. Mine just crapped out today it faded in out one time later. is there a part or a place to fix it. Kenwood should back this unit. My last unit is still working into its 12 year with no problems. Almost sorry i switched for the Ipod functions.

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  • Y2Kasper Jun 04, 2008

    Exact same problem with my KDC-X590. On a rare occasion I actually took it out of my car overnight (which happened to be about 8 degrees that night) and the very next day there were no lights. Everything functioned fine and the display lit up & went off 3 or 4 times since then but it's been off for a couple of months now. Luckily I have the remote control functions memorized but it still sucks to have this expensive head unit that doesn't light up!

    Any fix yet??



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The same happened to my kdc-x590 but took it apart n the screen had like a burnt on the lower left hand side of the screen. Any suggestions or is it definitely not gona light up anymore?

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Thanks for posting a fix! I'm comfortable enough to solder if it's not extremely delicate. What do you think the difficulty is for a novice solderer?

Also, do you have any referenceslike a picture or diagram of the board? I'm assuming you are talking about the main board in the unit as opposed to opening up the face plate?

Thanks again!

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Here is the solution:
There are a series of surface mount resistors in the front right corner of the main board on the top side of the board. Front right while facing the unit looking in. Those surface mount resistors need to be resoldered, they are heat stressed. If you know how to solder, go ahead and do it. If not, I adise you to take it to a shop to have them reflowed. There are a line of them all in series with each other in that right front corner of the main board. That is the only way to fix this problem, have the solder reflowed.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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