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LCD screen back light doesn't work

I've had my JVC KT-SR2000 for a little over a year and the red backlight for the LCD screen just stopped illuminating. The LCD still works but you can't see it unless you are an inch away from the screen. I have both the car kit as well as the home dock so I really don't want to change units. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    jvc backlight doesn't work, afer 3years. why?

  • MrGreg Dec 12, 2007

    Yep heres another have the same issue. Have multiple car kits and a home kit. Works fine just cant see the display. Any one know where parts might be purchased? ive had it apart. the lcd wouldnt be too hard to replace. May try picking one up cheap on Ebay.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    Me too! The manufacturer has absolutely no interest in helping either.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    Mee too all of a sudden red diplay disapeared and to view anything you have to have the lite rite???? anyone come up with a fix for this.. JVC told me I would have to buy another one uurrggghhhhhhh

    mike from mass.

  • Windsearcher Mar 25, 2008

    backlight just died today. About 2 years old. Have 2 auto kits and a home kit with extra long cable.... really don't want to replace it. Any help??

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    Backlight went out. I purchased the unit from Best Buy. They no longer have the JVC. I tried to contact JVC, went through their phone menu and was finally told if it was under warranty, which it is not, to send it in amd they will look at it. I am using the radio without the light as best I can.

  • lswaters Oct 04, 2008

    I've bought the JVC KT-SR2000 about 3 years ago, and the backlight went out after about 3 months. It was replaced. The new unit lasted for about a year, then the light went out again. I've so far invested in the unit, the boombox, the car kit, and otherwise it works fine, and I don't want to go out and buy something new. So I guess I just have to live with it.



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Sirius Radios got VERY HOT and it would destroy the LED lighting in the units. XM seemed to get it under control by using a 5volt or 6volt power supply, but the 12 volt Sirius radios were almost fire hazards to the point that I had to run a small computer fan on mine to keep the display working; until I junked the radio.

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Great solution! I only got as far as opening up the unit to the sirius tuner and then ran out of time.

Thanks for the "key" to the puzzle!!

Posted on Mar 31, 2008



Ditto - JVC KT-SR2000 backlight doesn't work (watched die yesterday), after 2 years, 10 months. Sadly JVC no longer represents quality.  
Note: Original JVC KT-SR2000 was a fire hazard - defective from start - overheated hardly describes it. BestBuy replaced first month. 

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I was able to fix mine, and blogged the process:

JVC KT-SR2000 backlight repair

Of course, opening the unit voids the warranty, but if it was still under warranty, you wouldn't need to know how to fix it yourself, would you? :)

Hope this helps!


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