Question about Alpine CDA-9883 CD Player
I just installed an Alpine CDA-9883 stereo with a direct connect to an iPod. I plug in my 80gb and the stereo simply says, "Searching," and never changes. My wife's 4gb nano worked perfectly with it. I have read about going back to previous versions of the iPod software by restoring the factory settings. This did not work as my iPod came with version 1.2.1. I am pretty frustrated and do not know what to do, any suggestions?
This seems like an old, dead thread, but maybe someone else will stumble across it.
I have an Alpine CDA-9883 w/ the KCE-422i ipod cable. Audio was working fine, but I was unable to change playlists, or search music on the iPod (an iPod Photo, 1.2.1 OS).
After experimenting for a while, (disconnecting & reconnecting the cable, resetting the head unit, & resetting the iPod) I finally stumbled across a solution (of sorts.)
I did two things, and I'm not sure which of them actually worked, but it's working properly now. 1) I completely restored the iPod and reloaded all the music using iTunes, 2) I did not allow it to sync album art. I happened to notice in another forum that another one of the newer Alpine head units had problems with album art, so I took it off the ipod. Whether it was this, or the complete restore that worked, I'm not sure. However, neither my nano nor my iphone work properly and they both have album art. So maybe that's the problem.
But here's the odd part. After I got it working, I changed the Sound Check value to "on" and changed the Equalizer on the iPod and it stopped working again. When I turned the equalizer off, it started working again.
Apparently the head unit is very finicky about the settings on the ipod.
Hope some of that helps someone else. Now it works great, and I'm very happy with the head unit/ipod connection.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
Restoring factory settings won't revert the player back to previous ipod software. Check with the alpine website product support and see which ipod software versions are compatible with the car deck you installed. I would think the latest version would be supported. then go to the apple website and download the most recent version of itunes that alpine says is compatible. connect your pod and open itunes. upgrade the pod to that itunes version and try it again with the car deck.
Posted on Jul 30, 2007
Simple solution sued class action file by everybody that bought cda 9883 or cda 9885 they both have that issue just like apple was sue over there battery issue and i would bet tell will come up with a response or solution its there problem not apples they advertise that is compatible with apple there for it should work because they follow apple the apple ipod works fine by itself there for its not apples responsibility
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
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