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The unit may have gone on protect mode, after detecting the power surge as a fault.

Simply leave the power cord disconnected for thirty minutes, then test again without the surge protector. Put the protector back in place after testing.

If that does not work, then most common is that one of the capacitors in the PSU (inside subwoofer) had failed. This may happen even if a surge protector is in place.


Bose Companion 3... | Answered on Feb 08, 2010


This happened because either control pod cannot connect , or the protection circuit kicked in after a fault on main unit had been detected. If the unit is working, then it is the control pod only.

Disconnect power cord to drain power and reset the unit.

Check control pod connection.

If the light is still red, contact Bose at the number listed on system documentation.

Bose Companion 3... | Answered on Jan 30, 2010

It is 94/100 % sure it is smoked. You can look inside for a fuse, but based upon your description, there proabbly is not one.

Im sorry your smoked your new system.

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Bose Companion 3... | Answered on Jan 15, 2010

Hi there bud...you will need to go to a PC store , ask for a Audio to RCA cable for your PC speakers , once you have it , connect your speakers to the Connecter you bought , Then connect the Piece you to the T.V as if you were connecting a DVD machine, it will then work perfect,
Happy new Year , Hope you come right ;)

Bose Companion 3... | Answered on Jan 04, 2010

check your sound card is plugged well in the board or reinstall your sound card driver

Bose Companion 3... | Answered on Dec 25, 2009

Can you hear anything from it right now, such as scratching noise or something, if you can hear something, then check the audio input cables, or the output to the right speaker, try turning it or something.
If that method didn't works, then possibly there's two conditions:
1. Your right speakers burned, try replacing it with the new ones.
2. Your power board half damaged, the right channel is damaged or something.Maybe the IC's burned or maybe just some minor electronics parts that is not working properly.

Bose Companion 3... | Answered on Dec 09, 2009

your speakers transformer is getting problem

so change the part of your speaker

from repair shop

then try

ok bye..............

Bose Companion 3... | Answered on Nov 11, 2009

Metal detectors/ Xray devices have been known to destroy magnet based electronics (speakers). This could be your problem.

Bose Companion 3... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009

check if the volume control needs to be replaced. volume controls gets bad in due time coz of the carbon layer which gets thinner and thinner till it gets cut off

Bose Companion 3... | Answered on Aug 12, 2009

Check the powerpack of the Bose and replace with eqvailent transformer

Bose Companion 3... | Answered on Jul 22, 2009

try a different input line, mine did the same thing. everything was good with a new line!!

Bose Companion 3... | Answered on Jul 14, 2009

Did it ever work? Ummm could be the power adaptor has gone bad? Use a multimeter and check for the specified (on the power adaptor) voltage on the terminals of the plug that goes into the main unit. If that voltage seems to be ok - and I hope not - but maybe your main unit has gone bad. Needs repair or replace.

Make sure, of course, that you have AC power at the house mains outlet that you are using.

Bose Companion 3... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009

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