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My KDC-X79 Has gone crazy to!

Everytime I turn my car on my Deck keeps opening and closing and wont stop. Unless i take off the Face Plate it keeps doing this. Its driving me nuts! Just wondering if the if u tried replacing the Ribbon Cable and if so, did it work? Please let me know.

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Duncan
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SOURCE: My display has gone crazy

You might have a break in the flat ribbon cable that connects the faceplate to the mother board. Those types of cables often get a break in one or more to the traces (wires) that they are made of.

Posted on Jun 30, 2007

ttech
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SOURCE: No Power to face plate

Hello James,You missing a Major supply to the Face,Take a Test lite and Ck to see if your getting voltage on the Memory wire Also ck Fuses ttech

Posted on Jul 20, 2007

robotek
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SOURCE: Kenwood KDC-322

If you have the remote control for the unit, or can buy one then you can reset the code. Just ask me how...

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenwood KDC-322

Common Kenwood Security Codes
Many Kenwood radios are configured with the same security codes:

KCAR - This seems to be a "backdoor" to some Kenwood models.
3051 - This is the security code which is printed in the manual of many Kenwood models.
1234 - This is a security code commonly chosen by Kenwood owners.
Entering Your Kenwood Security Code
If the car battery fails or is disconnected, the Kenwood will ask for the security code.

The procedure to enter your security code differs on various models of Kenwood car stereos. Here are three of the more common procedures:

Type 1
During the code request mode, while holding the DISP key depressed, press and hold the Volume UP or DOWN key for 3 seconds until the "..." display disappears.
Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote.
Type 2
Press the "Auto" button and "Track up" on the face of radio at the same time until the four dash lines disappear.
Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote.
Type 3: Model# DPX-4020 and DPX-4030
Press and hold the 1 then the 6 preset keys until the display shows the letter 'C'.
Enter the security code using your Kenwood remote.
Entering Letters on your Kenwood Remote
To enter a letter using your Kenwood remote, press a button once for the first letter, twice for the second letter, and three times for the third letter -- then press the Track Up or Next Track key to send the letter.

To send the letter 'A', press the 2 key once and then press the Track Up key. To send the letter 'B', press the 2 key twice and then press the Track up key.

Finally, when you are done entering all of the letters, press and hold the Track Up button for 3 seconds.

The key sequence to enter the security code KCAR is:

5
5
Track Up
2
2
2
Track Up
2
Track Up
7
7
Track Up
Your Kenwood should then enter tuner mode.

A Security Code Bug in some Kenwoods
There is a reported bug in the security code handling of some Kenwood stereos. In models with thie bug, the security code is stored incorrectly. The workaround is to enter the wrong security code.

In models with this bug, you have to decrement the third character of the security code by one. If your security code was 1111, you would enter your security code as 1101. If your security code was 9999, you would enter 9989.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Face plate will not light up

my problem as i think was same..
..problem actually not plate...it something inside...
repair guy just fixed something inside...as i understand some condinsators heats and after some pereod of time its broked by himself..so he first was thinking that it was plate but after it he foung the problem in this condensators....actually problem in tape and not in plate...

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

kenw392
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SOURCE: Kenwood KDC-MP428 - the display is out but works otherwise

there are several surface mount resistors on the right side inside of the deck that need to be resoldered.

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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