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Problem with display in Bose Lifestyle 38 Series III

We have this system and recently we noticed that although the sound is fine when we play music, when we play dvds the video display shows 2 screens and the display is in a black and white mode.
Any suggestions to fix this would be greatly appreciated.

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  • lois_weir Oct 03, 2008

    I have the same system but mine wont play audio and the remote has no range.

  • cmar123 May 11, 2010

    Is it ALL dvds? Are they brunt dvd? Check dvd format, bose might not be compatable with dvds. Try turn off and unpluging leave for hour, then try again. try update cd, might work..

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No reset button. Simply unplug the power cord in the rear, wait 20 seconds and power back up.

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I have also have this problem with a lifestyle 28 system. Bose sent me a new cable then a software update. The problem remained, after contacting Bose and unplugging cables and powering down the system this solved the problem. However 2 days after and the problem has re-appeared. Back to square one. I should add that this is the second unit I have had the retailer exchanged the last one because of the same problem.

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My display has not been working for years. Replaced c17 cap wich was 33uF 63 volts on lower pcb board( only one on system) . Old cap was good so this was not the problem. Replaced c16 wich was 100uF 25 volts with a 100uF 63volts. Display works, old cap read low. Both c17, and c16 are located on the lower left hand corner of the larger pcb looking from the front of the unit. Hope this helps.

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I am quite sure that the indicator lights should be green. The blinking yellow likely indicates that there is no communication between the head and the audiomass. Verify that the connections are tight and then try powering off (unplugging) the system (both head and audiomass) for 30 seconds and then powering on again. That will often re-establish communications.

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