Damn my pre-1998 Kenwood CD Changer

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  1. Fondue

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    Hi folks.

    My tape / tuner headunit (Kenwood KRC-659) recently gave up the ghost and so I purchased a replacement unit (KDC-M6024). Unfortunately, it appears my old CD changer (Kenwood KDC-C710) is uncompatible because it was made in 1997, not 1998. This is a bit of a bugger, since it means I'll have to fork out for a new one - something I'm not that keen on doing at the mo'!

    I know it's a longshot, but does anyone know if there is some way to convert my old CD changer to work with my new head-unit?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Dave20

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    contact kenwood.. when they changed technologies in about 1994 they did the round to square and square to round converters so ppl could use old headunits with new ones and visa versa.

    but.. afaik the 710 changer was the standard round plug which was current up untill i left the trade in 2001 so im not sure on ya problem :) unless the new 2003 kenwoods have different plugs

    btw the leads were £15 roughly (but pioneer's version of the adaptor was £90 ;) )
     
  3. Fondue

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    Cheers, but the cable fits, I think they just changed the 'language' spoken between the head and the 'tail'!

    Meh.
     
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    mmm.. is there a switch on the changer ?? i vaguely remember something inside the flap on the 710's.. with it switched one way the headunit would not recognise it with it the other everything would work fine..
     
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    Hi Dave. There's no switch - I looked for it but to no avail. I think the O-N switch was present from the 711 onwards. I can't seem to find a manual for it either to see if there's something I've missed (it came with the car).

    Oh well, no matter - I'm just glad I bought the MP3 reading head unit, meaning 1 cd can hold more than my CD changer anyway!

    Cheers anyway folks.
     
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    sorry i couldnt help more
     
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    T'was appreciated :)
     

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