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  • damian3619 Aug 03, 2008


    I`ve got a problem with my alpine cda-9855r,because the display doesn`t work and all the rest does work properly

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    The only fix is if you buy the biolite display from alpine...i rang them up and it cost about £110...including vat. To replace, it should be fairly straight forward, but you will need a soldering iron as the alpine display are soldered to the board, not the electric connectors but the mounts that hold it in place...the electric connection is done by a ribbon and this is just pull and push back in.
    The display is a fault on all biolite screens, ina-n333r, rr, rrs, 9855 etc etc. Considering how much the ina units are worth (about £1200 when they first came out), its still very cheap to replace the display yourself with a new one or get alpine to do it for £90...i have received feedback that the alpine techs do an amazing job!....on the 9855 and other mp3/cd units, it would be cheaper to write off the unit and learn from your mistake of buying one in the first place. As I said, the INA units are probably the best of both worlds in navigation, mp3/cd systems and it also have a brillant tuner with built in TMC,,,,so its worth every penny. Guys, dont try and look for other ways of fixing it as you might create more damage to your units. When you get if fixed, it should give you service for another 3 years depending on use, and if alpine has sorted the fault out with their replacement might be an idea to pass a constant 12V to the illumination circuit so that its always in dim/night mode ...hence preserving/burning at half rate.
    Hope this helps..
    Vikram.....ina-n333r owner

  • bobirs Feb 25, 2009

    Hello guys, I have the same problem, but my faceplate is in perfect condition. The display works perfectly! The problem is in the headunit but I can`t find the datasheet so I can fix it..Please help me :(



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I have problem with my 9881, Im able to play CDs, but cant see anything on display and only control which works is the volume knob... And theres no illumination aswell. Cheers.

Posted on May 07, 2010


Its a design fault guys...i know this blog is old, but if its a biolite screen, then it expires after a while, ...yes expires! the display needs replacing and yes you guessed right, its not cheap!

Posted on Oct 17, 2008


I had exactly the same problem !!! it plays CD's but cannt seee anything ! help !!

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