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159 radio display blank

I've got an odd issue, which only developed recently (about 2/3 weeks ago). My stock (Blaupunkt rebadged) radio works absolutely fine on my 2009 159 TI, channels may be stored or changed, volume is fine, and I can can switch from AM to FM etc. The display is simply blank, all the time The backlight is also on, so it's not a bulb issue as far as I can see.

The single 10A fuse at the back is sound too.

I've removed the radio, unplugged all the connectors, and reseated them, but the behaviour hasn't gotten any better (or worse!).
I'm really hoping this is not related to my non-functioning (Heated screen / demister buttons), which might well point in the direction of the dark and impenetrable world of the CANbus.
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I am having the exact same issue with a 2006 147. Will let you know if I find a solution.

My heater and demister work fine, so hopefully yours isn't related. According the the previous owner, my blank display issue started when his kid put a coin in the CD slot.

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I wonder if it's the display itself which has failed? The backlight would not be associated with it so would still work. Do you have anyone near you who'd let you swap units briefly?
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