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I cannot turn unit (Kenwood KVT-514)on. Red light (reset)

Customer Question

I cannot turn unit (Kenwood KVT-514)on. Red light (reset) blinks slowly. I just changed car battery.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  KKassel replied 5 years ago.
The red light blinking is the anti theft, did you set up a code the 4 digit one?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Expert:  KKassel replied 5 years ago.
ok press the reset button and it should turn on
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

pressed reset button before I messaged you. The red light quits blinking while the reset button is depressed but still not able to turn unit on.

It worked fine up until I changed the battery.

Expert:  KKassel replied 5 years ago.
Does the monitor retract and move?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No. The unit does operate at all.
Expert:  KKassel replied 5 years ago.
you must have missed a battery connection on the battery then, unless you removed the stereo
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

There is still power to the unit - the blinking red light. Is there any combination of buttons to press to reset the unit? How long should the reset button be held in for a proper reset? Or should I remove the battery cable and reconnect it differently? The problem must have something to do with the unit being off of baterry power for a while.

Expert:  KKassel replied 5 years ago.
hold the reset for 10 seconds, sometimes it takes up to 5 times to reset
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Tried holding reset 10 seconds and repeated for 5 times. still cannot open or play unit. can hear the eject motor run after pressing Eject. any new ideas?

Expert:  KKassel replied 5 years ago.
You do not have the optional remote do you?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have it somewhere. What would you suggest once I find it?
Expert:  KKassel replied 5 years ago.
try turning it on with that, if it still does not work then it could have blew the fuse in the back of the harness