View Full Version : eclipse cd7100 issue..esn?

07-12-2012, 10:49 PM
If you get locked out of this eclipse deck, what specifically comes up on the screen? I bought a used eclipse 7100 without knowing much about the esn issue, and the deck is powering up, but there is basically a square in the middle of the display that is blocking the display. Is this the esn lockout?

07-12-2012, 11:03 PM
I have never messed with a security coded HU before, and def never turned any of mine on, but maybe the main reset button will take it out of that mode?

07-13-2012, 02:27 AM
if its in esn mode, you cannot take it out unless you have the code disc. im looking for someone with experience to tell me what happens to the screen when this occurs. Im not sure if im locked out for security measure, or if the screen itself is burned out

07-13-2012, 03:37 AM
i know there are some eclipse people on here

07-13-2012, 06:09 AM
Im sure this isn't the answer you wanted, but maybe tell them you bought it on craigslist, or it was in the car when you bought it.

If you have lost your key CD and locked the system, the CD player must be sent to the manufacturer to be reset. As the ESN is in place to prevent theft, you must provide proof of purchase to the manufacturer.

With your vehicle and CD player turned on, press and hold the "FM-AM" and "Preset 4" buttons until the serial number flashes on the screen. Write down the serial number.

Call Eclipse customer service at 310-327-2151. Explain that your system has locked and that you need it reset. The operator will provide details about how and where to send your system to be reset.

07-13-2012, 02:02 PM
well the thing is that i am trying to determine if it is in fact the esn lockout, or if there is an issue with the screen burning out. Its just a square in the center of the screen, but its not giving me any messege or anything like "SEC" or "ESN" or "insert esn key" etc

07-13-2012, 02:56 PM
Never had a eclipse deck so I'm not sure, but it seems like this should answer your question.

All Eclipse brand radios have a feature called ESN (Eclipse Security Network) installed. This means a Key CD may be inserted into the head unit so that if the unit is stolen or battey is disconnected from the unit you will have to enter the key CD to unlock the unit.
For example, lets say you purchased this unit from bestbuy. You installed it in your car and you wanted to activate the ESN security feature. You need to choose anyone of your CD's from your collection, lets say you chose The Offsping, Conspiracy of One. Input the disc hit the correct buttons ( I'll explain those later) and your Eclipse 54400's ESN is active.
Now, your 54400 is stolen a week later, the thief will plug in the 54400 into his car and it will show SEC [disc], so he/she will insert a CD and it will say [ERR]. If he or she does this 5 times it will show [call 800] which will lead them to Eclipse customer service, but you will have already called eclipse and told them that your unit was stolen. Whether you get your head unit back is highly doubtful but nobody else will be able to use it.
Now for your answer, to activate ESN:
1.Turn the vehicles ignition on and press the power button 2. Press and hold Radio station preset 1 and the FM-AM button for more than one second 3. Insert the CD of your choice. A [SEC] message will now aooear on the screen and ESN is active. Anytime the unit loses power you will have to reinsert the key CD.
To deactivate the ESN feature:
1. Turn the vehicles ignition on and press the power button or the FM-AM button (make sure the tuner is on). 2. Press and hold the radio station preset button 1 and the FM-AM for more than one second. 3.Once the display flashes [disc] insert the key CD you selected to activate the ESN. The display should now read [CnCl]. The ESN is now deactivated.
To resume normal operation after the power has been disconnected to the unit:
1. Wait for the dispaly to read [disc]. 2. Insert you key CD, if the correct CD is inserted your display will read [---] and the CD will begin to play. If the wrong CD is inserted it will display [Err]. If you insert the wrong CD 5 times it will say [call 800] and then you have to send the unit to eclipse to have it rest. Good Luck!

Read more: What i do for reset my eclipse 54400 after power lost (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_i_do_for_reset_my_eclipse_54400_after_power_l ost#ixzz20WhVcXAL)

07-13-2012, 08:05 PM
hmm...some info I can use on there. I am not getting any of those msg's. Perhaps its a faulty unit itself

07-14-2012, 01:37 AM

07-14-2012, 02:55 AM
Does it play music? maybe clean the contacts on the face plate?

07-14-2012, 03:18 AM
i was getting FM static..maybe i can clean all connections

07-14-2012, 03:30 AM
Sounds like the screen is going bad

07-14-2012, 04:13 AM
Im not 100% on this, but if its locked out I think you would get no sound.

07-14-2012, 11:39 PM
confirmed today that its not esn...but is a faulty unit