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Lifestyle 12 by Bose

Theres no sound coming out from my system. I tried playing a CD and it spins the CD but still no sound. Tried to put it on video mode so i can watch and hear some AWESOME audio and still no audio from the bose. ( but i can hear the audio from the TV ) Please help THanks

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Re: lifestyle 12 by Bose

No sound ? Make sure the audio input cable is connected to the music center FIXED outputs, the black connector is fully seated in the music center SYSTEM CONTROL 1 jack, and the multi-pin connector is firmly seated in the Acoustimass module jack. ? Turn the music center off for ten seconds, then on again, to reestablish communication between the music center and the speakers. ? Check the connections for any external components. Make sure to select the correct source for the desired input. ? Check the speaker connections. ? Be sure the CD is placed correctly, label-side up, in the music center, and the cover is closed. ? Increase the volume. ? Check to see if MUTE is lit in the display. Press the MUTE button on the remote to unmute the sound. ? Disconnect any headphones. ? Connect the FM and AM antennas , and last but not least. Make sure there is power going to the remote speakers or the unit will not communicate with them. Good Luck

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if however you are digital.....
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sorry if you think i have over simplified the problem !


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