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kenwood tk 890 not powering on

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radioman16

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i just bought a kenwood tk 890 off eBay. it has the remote kit . krk 7db, i cannot get it to power on. the ignition sense cable is hooked to the radio unit. when i plug the power cable in i can hear a relay click.
Any help would be appreciated thanks.
 

ramal121

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Oops, this may affect the other post I just replied to. If you have the KRK-7DB, then the set up was for a dual band radio. By not having the second chassis hooked up may prevent you from booting the whole thing up. You hear a click, do any pixels show on the display?
 

radioman16

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no nothing shows on the display. and from the looks of it you are right about it being part of a dual band. is there a way to make it a single unit? thanks
 

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If it was "Radio 2" of a dual-band setup, you'll have to undo the hardware mods before it can be used as a normal TK-890 again.
 
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