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Display is OUT but everything functions....... what to do?

My display on the faceplate has stopped working, is there a battery in this unit or some type of recall or fix for this ?

Help! same thing but now everything stopped working

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SYMPTOM: No Display.
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.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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