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07-19-2007, 11:56 PM
I have a friend who has a KDC-X590 Kenwood HU and the display does not work at all. It had been intermittent but has completely quit now. We don't have a service manual on this unit. Any ideas what might be the problem

07-21-2007, 05:51 AM
Will the unit still operate but have a blank display?
As in - you can listen to the radio or CDs or whatever - you just have no visual confirmation of the key presses you're making?

Sounds like dirty contacts between the faceplate and the unit to me.

07-21-2007, 10:10 AM

Also try to reset the unit.

If all that doesn't work, check that the power, acc, and ground wires are secure. I know some people who just twist the wire ends together and wrap them with tape. Over time, they'll tend to come loose. Closed-end caps, butt connectors, or soldering are really the way to go.

07-21-2007, 10:18 AM
The unit functions okay except the display is dead. It started by being intermittent and now it does not work at all. I wondered about doing a reset and the customer was wondering about replacing the front face plate. I think it is probably a poor connection somewhere.

I will check the contacts on the face plate and then try to do the reset.