My 06, 6 disk, Boston radio screen now just jumps around. Many colored lines and sporadic text. Can this be repaired or am I looking at a new unit. I don't care about the nav system, but do want uconnect and satellite radio. Just asking. I can live without the screen but it would be nice to have things back to normal.
If the display is cooked your most likely looking at replacing the whole radio.
I know there are some radio differences between your 06 and my 08 as I think 08 is when the switched to the MyGIG Media Center 430 CD/DVD/MP3/HDD radios.
The problem I ran into with my radio was different then what you're experiencing Creek;
My radio display for the back-up camera video, would not display usable video from the back-up camera while backing up.
When I first bought my Commander it worked fine, but within a couple of days, my radio display would no longer show usable back-up camera video, it would display it extremely dimly, so dimly that the radio display looked almost completely black - as if it wasn't working at all.
The radio display itself, worked fine for radio related functions.
When I first discovered this issue, it was an intermittent problem - sometimes it would display back-up camera video - and sometimes it wouldn't.
As time wore on, the problem became more and more frequent to the point where my back-up camera video almost never worked - and when it did decide to work properly, it would be for very brief periods of time.
First, I replaced the back-up camera. This was the cheaper repair of the two repair options I had (replacing the radio was the other), and of course, replacing the back-up camera didn't solve the issue.
So, I wound up replacing the radio - and that solved the problem.
A rebuilt/reconditioned MyGIG radio from the dealership (which is all you can get now - they no longer sell them brand new) is still almost $1000.00 by itself - 900 and change as I recall.
If your display is fried Creek, I'm guessing you are probably going to wind up replacing the whole radio.