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Pioneer AVIC F-Series Head Units Are Garbage!!!
« on: September 20, 2009, 04:33:50 pm »
This past January, I purchased an used Pioneer AVIC F700bt. Normally I don't purchase used electroni cs, but the price was too good to pass up (and it was from a friend). After reading reviews online the only major flaw I read was the boot time was extremely slow. Luckily, Pioneer had an updated firmware that was about to be release. After dealing with the slowness for about a week I updated. Everythin g went smooth (but this was just a sign telling me that this head unit was flawed).

So after using it for about 6 months, I receive the dreaded "black screen". That's when you can hear your CDs or IPOD, but can't do anything else. Luckily, the problem is a system problem and not a hardware problem. The bad thing about it, it's a common problem with the F-Series head units, and because Pioneer has a new version out they won't repair it for free. *shakes head*

So I spent the past two days finding the systems files of the new head units, getting into test mod (this head unit is Windows based), and installin g the new files overwriti ng the old files. So basically its the old body with the new software! Two big thumbs down to Pioneer!

The only good that came about is, I know my way around the head unit now, and I can repair and upgrade the AVIC-F700bt/900bt/90bt.  :D So if you find one that blacks out for really cheap (>$100) get it and send it to me and I will repair it for you for cheap!

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Re: Pioneer AVIC F-Series Head Units Are Garbage!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009, 09:41:10 pm »
dude thats cool as hell, i mean it sux but its cool that u can "mod" a head unit. my fujitsu ten/eclipse head unit is giving me trouble. retail 800$ i got on ebay 3 years ago for 180. it was refurbish ed. i love it. just getting in the habbit of not wanting to read cd's
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Re: Pioneer AVIC F-Series Head Units Are Garbage!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 12:30:58 pm »
Someone (preferabl y Darryl)  link me (eBay is preferred) to a CD player under $100 so I can get it fixed & use it. My basic Pioneer works well but I really wouldn't mind an AUX connectio n so that I can just plug my IPOD in instead of bringing along my huge CD binder.

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Re: Pioneer AVIC F-Series Head Units Are Garbage!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 01:16:35 am »
Someone (preferabl y Darryl)  link me (eBay is preferred) to a CD player under $100 so I can get it fixed & use it. My basic Pioneer works well but I really wouldn't mind an AUX connectio n so that I can just plug my IPOD in instead of bringing along my huge CD binder.

You want my unit?

http://electronics.shop.ebay.com/GPS-Navigation-/139835/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A2530&_nkw=AVIC+F700bt&_catref=1&_sticky=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=15&_sc=1
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Re: Pioneer AVIC F-Series Head Units Are Garbage!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010, 06:43:25 am »
Those look good dare except they all are missing everythin g to make it work.

I've love to get one but then I have to convert mine back to a crx center console again.

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Re: Pioneer AVIC F-Series Head Units Are Garbage!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2010, 07:31:11 am »
Those look good dare except they all are missing everythin g to make it work.

I've love to get one but then I have to convert mine back to a crx center console again.

If you can get one for <$100, I believe if still would be worth it. All you need is the wiring harness and gps antenna, which all can be found on ebay for cheap.
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Re: Pioneer AVIC F-Series Head Units Are Garbage!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010, 12:01:12 pm »
Thanks man.

Might look into one then.



 

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