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LCD Screen Out?

Ive got the unit apart, and CD mech out, but I'm having trouble locating the resistors, can you help me out?
I'm afraid I'm going to blow this thing up...

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  • JRTLover073 Jul 27, 2008

    I had the same problem - got the radio apart, but didn't know what to solder. Thanks to this solution that was posted on what the resistors had written on them, my dad soldered all nine of the resisters, and my radio display is working perfectly!!!!! Thank you so much!!!


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COUNTERMEASURE: Re-solder the following components on PCB X34-415:
R43, R44, R46, R47, R48, R49, R50, R51, R55, and R57.

Ok so if you remove the top of the unit and cd player down the right side you see a line of surface resistors that say 2R7 on them, they all need to be resolders to the bord theres 9 total.

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