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KDC 128 CD Player

I am having problems with my kenwood kdc 128 player. It will come on for about 1 minute then turn off. I have already checked the ignition, battery, and ground wires and reconnected them. I have also checked the fuse box in the car and on the back of the radio. No fuses are blown. What could be the problem? Please help.

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  • utcsenior Sep 10, 2007

    The player does not get hot. I haven't tried your method yet, but I will later. I will let you know what happened. I hope it works.



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It could be that the player is going into protect mode. This is normally due to a short in a speaker cable, or one or more of your speakers is blown. Try disconnecting all of your speaker cables at the speaker end and make sure the connectors don't touch. Power it up again and see if it stays on. Bear in mind you won't hear anything. If it powers up. Carefully plug each speaker back in. It will power off if you plug in the dud! If it still doesn't power up. disconnect all of your speaker cables at the player end. If it powers up this time one of your cables is shorted. Same as the speakers, plug one pair of wires in at a time to find the dud. If it's still switching off. It could be a blown circuit on the output stage of the amp. Here's a silly question. Does the player get hot? All this assumes that you have had this player working with these cables and speakers before. If not check that the speakers are the correct rating (Resistance in Ohms) for the player. And lastly here's where you can get a manual

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