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Your KDC-X590 I just wanted to let you know that your Kenwood KDC-X590 does get a 2 year warranty. Sometimes the warranty card that comes with the radio is wrong. I work at an authorized Kenwood service center and all you need to do is take it to an authorized Kenwwod service center along with your proof of purchase and they will take care of the rest for you. If you do not have an ASC (authorized service center) near you, you can always look one up anywhere in the country and ship it to them with the info I stated above. if you would like, I can send you the address of the shop I work at. The repair for your radio is to resolder some surface mount resistors that you can find in the front right corner of the main board with the radio facing you. You also need to have the cd mech out to see them. They are identified by ref numbers. R43, R44, R46, R47, R49, R50, R51, R55 AND R57. I put the repair information on the original post where you asked about the 2 year warranty and everybody else had the display out problem. If this is still of some help to you, I would really appreciate a good rating on the other post here: thanks and good luck with your radio, let me know if you need any more help.

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  • Dave DeGain
    Dave DeGain Sep 20, 2008

    The resistors you need to resolder have the 2R7 on them, the others with ref # C18 and C20 are capacitors and do not need solder. Just those with 2R7 on the top of them.

  • funkfool Apr 10, 2009

    Same problem - will see if I am still under warranty - otherwise it is the tech48 repair for me.

  • tjp745 May 18, 2009

    I have a kenwood x590 with the same display problem - I did exactly as instructed and found the resistors 2R7. When I resolder the resistors 2R7 is the solder applied on the edges of the resistors or on top of the resistors?


  • Philip
    Philip Dec 05, 2011

    Hello, Can this problem be solved in the same or similar way on Kenwood Kdc-M9021 ? The unit does the same thing ... all working great but nothing on the display. I came across your post and now i'm hopeing you can help me with some advice. I'm good with soldering but the only thing is that in my unit there are no R43, R44, R46, R47, R49, R50, R51, R55 AND R57 or resistors with 2R7 on them. Thaks allot.



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I have the kenwood x590. I have the lid open and the Cd mech out and looking straight down into the circuit board with the face pointed at me. Im looking at the right front corner and i see two two resistors labeled c20 and c18. To the right of those on the very edge of the board i have a row of chicklet looking things with number on top named 2r7. They are all named the same thing. Most of the number on my board starts with a C there are a few W's Q's.

Im guess the serial number on the board is j76-0169-02 x34-4150-10


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Factory Reconditiond moseld are 90 day warrenty FYI

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SOURCE: Kenwood X590 - LCD Display Gone

Resolder all the resistors. They say 2.7 in the manual, but the print on the component is 2R7. For solder use 60-40 rosin core with flux. The thickness should be a small diameter, but most any solder will work, you will only be putting a very small dab of solder on each solder connection. Just enough to make it melt and reflow, no more. This is no guarantee that it will fix your unit, but it is the most common cause. You may find that the display being out for yours is something different. If you have a voltmeter you can put the radio on a bench and check the voltages (DC) on those resistors when it is powered on. You will need a small power supply capable of about 3 amps to power up a car stereo. I don't remember what the voltage are supposed to be, but you should start at one end and have a high voltage and as you go from one resistor to another, the voltage will go down in equal increments. It is a voltage ladder and with all the resistors being the same value, you should have the same voltage across each resistor.

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