speedometer on 2003 Honda Civic

my speedometer went out completely at about 109000 miles.
My speed sensor was replaced(350.00), however before turning over my key the repair service said this did not work and that the instrument cluster (900, includes labor)will need to be replaced. My question is it posssible that it could be a fuze? We have disconnected the battery to kind of reboot, and will work for about 30 miles. Is this a common problem with this year of civic?

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