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    HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    We just got my son a car (1994 Mercedes E420) which has an Alpine CDA-7840 head unit. The stereo is GREAT, however it seems to go into "blackout" mode and, without the manual, we're not sure how to get the screen out of it. I've tried looking for a manual online, but have not had any luck. Can anyone help? Would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    www.alpine1.com they'll have the manual....doesnt have a button that says blackout?




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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    On all my alpines, all you did was press and hold the display button (disp.)

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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    It has the words "blackout", but it's above the MUTE button...there must be another button (like a function key) to press with it, but I've tried all and can't figure it out....any further advice? and, thanks for the quick response, it's greaty appreciated.




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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    Quote Originally Posted by bimma85
    www.alpine1.com they'll have the manual....doesnt have a button that says blackout?
    It seems I have to be an authorized dealer to get help, or am I missing something?
    Thanks for the quick response,
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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    Quote Originally Posted by #1bugsbunnyfan
    It has the words "blackout", but it's above the MUTE button...there must be another button (like a function key) to press with it, but I've tried all and can't figure it out....any further advice? and, thanks for the quick response, it's greaty appreciated.
    Did you try pressing and holding that button...like for 5-7seconds?

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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    Quote Originally Posted by ngsm13
    Did you try pressing and holding that button...like for 5-7seconds?

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    Yes, but it puts in MUTE mode....the word "blackout" is sandwiched between the SOURCE button and the MUTE button.




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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    just press and hold all the buttons on the face(not at the same time). one of them does it.




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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    Quote Originally Posted by #1bugsbunnyfan
    It seems I have to be an authorized dealer to get help, or am I missing something?
    Thanks for the quick response,
    ~Linda

    Ah, I see where I click without login...looking now. Last time I tried that, the site wasn't functioning. Thanks.




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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    Quote Originally Posted by kuijo
    just press and hold all the buttons on the face(not at the same time). one of them does it.
    Actually, I just found the Owner's Manual on Alpine's site (which wasn't working the last time I visited). I'm searching now...AND I'LL LET EVERYONE KNOW.




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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    I was searching for you, and would have had it by now...but Firefox **** itself loading that PDF. Don't know why either.

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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    Quote Originally Posted by ngsm13
    I was searching for you, and would have had it by now...but Firefox **** itself loading that PDF. Don't know why either.

    NG
    Yeah, well, I got it and downloaded it and you know what it says? It says to PRESS THE BLACKOUT BUTTON....WHAT? THERE IS NO BLACKOUT BUTTON. What a riot.




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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    Hold SOURCE + MUTE ?

    Just throwing out ideas..




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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    the manual says to press and hold blackout for 2 seconds
    Quote Originally Posted by ngsm13
    I was searching for you, and would have had it by now...but Firefox **** itself loading that PDF. Don't know why either.

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    worked for me

    To original poster...go to alpine1.com then go to support....when it bring you to that screen it will give you the option to "continue without login"....click that go the manuals the acrhived cd players and then to your model

    I would just post a direct link but it wont let me




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    Re: HELP for my son's Alpine Head-Unit - blackout mode

    Quote Originally Posted by bimma85
    the manual says to press and hold blackout for 2 seconds
    Which he says is labled between Mute and Source... So hold down either one and see what happens.

    Is this a used unit?




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