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Bose lifestyle 12 1 media center

The lights do not work. Any suggestions?

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Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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We have a Bose Lifestyle model 5 music center and it won't go into surround sound mode. It will play a CD and all 5 speakers work. Any suggestions??


Are you sure the red and white wires plugged into the audio output on your TV because I had the same problem and learned thats where you plug them into

Nov 06, 2012 | Bose Lifestyle Model 5 Music Center

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Bose LifeStyle 48 Video Mode


Bose LifeStyle 48 System Video Mode Change

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Follow these steps to change the video setting from European to North American:

With the media center turned off, use the controls on its front panel to follow these steps:
  1. Press and hold the Enter button on the media center.
  2. While holding the Enter button down, press the Store button. Selections will appear on the media center display each time you press Store.
  3. When Video appears as the selection on the display, release the Store and Enter buttons.
  4. Use the Volume up and down buttons to scroll through the Video options.
  5. Stop scrolling at the proper selection:
  • For a component connection only, select:
  • -NTSC COMPONENT (in N. America)
  • -PAL COMPONENT (outside North America)
  • For a component connection and progressive scan, select NTSC PROGRESSIVE.
6. With the proper selection made, press Store to confirm the
selection and leave the Video options.

I hope that helps.
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on May 02, 2010 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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Bose Lifestyle 12 Music Center DISPLAY display light number its not working anymore


I have had problems similar to this on many devices and it is usually a dud LED (light). You can technically de-solder the current LED and replace it but it's not a job for anybody without very good soldering skills.

Check to see if your system is still in warranty as this should be covered. Any electronics repair shop should be able to fix this for you.

May 08, 2011 | Bose Lifestyle 12 System

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My base module doesn't work anymore , can i replace it with another brand or amplifier


There's a base unit on eBay for bid, currently around $90, expiring tonight at 15:45 PST

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bose-Lifestyle-12-control-system-new-box-w-o-cord-/170595656943?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b84b24ef

another $210 Buy-It-Now
http://cgi.ebay.com/BOSE-LIFESTYLE-5-8-12-EXCELLENT-EXTRAS-AND-REMOTE-/260731188231?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb4ca3407

$204 BIN...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Bose-Lifestyle-5-8-12-Music-Center-Near-Mint-/180620466103?pt=Receivers_Tuners&hash=item2a0dd197b7


Bose products are highly proprietary. If they have non-standard connectors from the amp or in the speakers I'd take that as a clue they're NOT compatible with other manufacturers' products.

Feb 02, 2011 | Bose Lifestyle 12 System

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Bose lifestyle 28 will not come on?


The Bose Lifestyle System has two power connection. One is the adaptor for the media center/DVD and the other one is the bass module/ subwoofer. Both has physical indicators showing that power is present. If your pwoer adaptor is ok, then the media center display should show "BOSE LIFESTYLE SYSTEMS" on startup. The bass module power module should be OK when you see a green blinking or steady linght underneath.

If only the media center/DVD has no display then there is something wrong with your pwer adaptor and should be sent for repair.

Hope I have helped you

Apr 05, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 18 System

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Bose Lifestyle System 12-no lights in display-TV sound doesn't wo


There is a service available at www.AnyoneCanFixIt.com where you can send it to fix the display. Quick service and way cheaper than Bose.

Apr 01, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 12 System

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Lifestyle 12, NO AUDIO and a DEAD DISPLAY


You are correct. The display unit is separate from the audio issue. I have tired to work on a few of these units over the years.

Bose is so proprietary in thier electronics and repair that the average electronics technician cannot service them.

Your only luck it to send the units in for service. If you are dead set on wanting the bose units then, $250 may be worth the repair charges to you.

If I was you, I would retire the Bose equipment and go to my local electronics store to purchase a different brand unit.

Jan 29, 2009 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

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Want to test to see if bose lifestyle 18 works.


Hi sorry but what do you mean that you have lifestyle 18 system? The lifestyle 18 system consist of the media center/DVD player, the bass module, the satellite speakers and the RF remote control (aside from tons of cables)

If you have the media center/DVD only, then you require the power adaptor. you can test if the media center is functioning if the LCD display is working. you can also connect an external powered speaker or an amplifier fro mteh AUX out behind the media center.

Do note that doing so will only give you limited control of the system since you require the whole lot to make everything work properly.

Glad to be of service.

Jan 27, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 18 System

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Bose lifestyle fault code 802


Here's what the Bose support website suggests.  Good Luck!
Messages displayed during a Music Information Update
Messages may appear on your media center display during a Music Information Update. If you see a message with instructions to call Bose, and a three-digit code such as "Error Code 802" or "Failed 172" while performing a Music Information Update, it does not necessarily mean there's something wrong with the system. Performing a media center reset and installing the update again may address the issue.

To reset your media center, follow these steps:
  1. Turn the media center off. Wait two minutes

  2. Unplug the power cord from the media center. Wait 30 seconds

  3. Reconnect the power cord

  4. Wait until "Bose Lifestyle" disappears from the screen

Note: After a reset, you will need to wait several minutes before playing stored music (3 to 20 minutes, depending on how many CDs have been stored). All other sources will be available immediately after the system powers up.

If you have any additional questions about these messages, please contactBose® Technical Support or call 1-800-278-1281.

Dec 01, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Frozen bose lifestyle 48 IV


turn off the accoustimas, unplug the power code from the accoustimas and the media center and leave it for 15 sec. Then, plug the power code onto the accoustimas and turn it on. then plug the power code of the media center on. Turn media center on.

hope this helps

Apr 15, 2008 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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