Question about Kenwood Excelon KDC-X789 CD Player
Some people will tell you to reset the unit, you can try that but I don't think it will work.
it has a small little button inside of a very small hole in the display, you can press it with a pen tip or something small like that, but you will lose all things stored in memory. Preset stations, clock ect.
The problem you are having is an electrical one on the main board, or you have a broken connection somewhere on the main board.
The supply voltage for the dislau illumination comes from a transistor ref # Q41. If you have a multimeter and are very good at taking thing apart and putting them pack together perfectly you can try to figure it out yourself. But you also need a power supply and would need to take the wiring harness out of the car to power the radio on.
Your best bet is to take it in and have it looked at by a professional.
This is not a very old radio and may still be under warranty. It gets a 2 year warranty from Kenwood, and if you got the extended warranty, it will be longer.
I hope this helps you, but there is no easy fix for this problem that can be done without some serious electronic troubleshooting skills.
Let me know if you need any further help.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
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