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The display on my kenwood kr-v8050 s/n 30341922 does not

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The display on my kenwood kr-v8050 s/n 30341922 does not work. everything else is good, you just can not read the display, like what frequency you have tuned to. What can be wrong? easy fix?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Nathan replied 10 months ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, David.

What would have happened here is that the led display has failed, which is farily common to see on these receivers as they age.

There is no simple fix, like changing a light bulb. The entire display would have to replaced, which simply isn't feasible. There are no parts readily available for it and the system has virtually no value at this point. This is a 1992 model receiver, which was really designed for about a 5 year service life, which it has greatly exceeded. You could buy a brand new system with updated features and a fresh warranty for far less than you would pay to have this one repaired.

Depending how you'd like to proceed though, I can try to help with finding a repair shop, or recommending replacement options.

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Expert:  Jack replied 9 months ago.

Hi , I`m Jack

Does the display light up or show anything ?