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Kenwood DNX8120 The display is frozen on the XM satellite option and says "loading" I reset the unit twice, but it's still frozen.

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Looks like a software issue. You may need to reinstall the firmware/software for your device from the Kenwood site, or the CD that comes with the unit when you purchased it..

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