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No response Lifestyle 48 series III Acoustimass module

My recently purchased Lifetsyle 48 Series III currently is not producing any sound. I don't think it has anything to do with the media centre as this seems to respond as expected using the remote. I even tested the speakers, making a direct connection to the media centre and they worked fine. I have re-checked all the connections and wiring about 1 hundred times. I also turned the acoustimass off several times @ 10 minutes intervals. I just can't figure it. All the connections are correct. They are all positioned firmly. All my powerpoints are fine. I have done all the usual tests i.e. mute on/off, CD on, checked the CD, checked volume etc. The digital display on the media centre is OK but no response from the acoustimass. Any ideas on this delema?

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  • oldbikes Nov 16, 2008

    My recently purchased Lifetsyle 48 Series III currently is not producing any sound. I don't think it has anything to do with the media centre as this seems to respond as expected using the remote. I even tested the speakers, making a direct connection to the media centre and they worked fine. I have re-checked all the connections and wiring about 1 hundred times. I also turned the acoustimass off several times @ 10 minutes intervals. I just can't figure it. All the connections are correct. They are all positioned firmly. All my powerpoints are fine. I have done all the usual tests i.e. mute on/off, CD on, checked the CD, checked volume etc. The digital display on the media centre is OK but no response from the acoustimass. Any ideas on this delema?

  • oldbikes Nov 16, 2008

    My recently purchased Lifetsyle 48 Series III currently is not producing any sound. I don't think it has anything to do with the media centre as this seems to respond as expected using the remote. I even tested the speakers, making a direct connection to the media centre and they worked fine. I have re-checked all the connections and wiring about 1 hundred times. I also turned the acoustimass off several times @ 10 minutes intervals. I just can't figure it. All the connections are correct. They are all positioned firmly. All my powerpoints are fine. I have done all the usual tests i.e. mute on/off, CD on, checked the CD, checked volume etc. The digital display on the media centre is OK but no response from the acoustimass. Any ideas on this delema? PS: I am not sure what the audio drivers are or device manager is.

  • oldbikes Nov 16, 2008

    My recently purchased Lifetsyle 48 Series III currently is not producing any sound. I don't think it has anything to do with the media centre as this seems to respond as expected using the remote. I even tested the speakers, making a direct connection to the media centre and they worked fine. I have re-checked all the connections and wiring about 1 hundred times. I also turned the acoustimass off several times @ 10 minutes intervals. I just can't figure it. All the connections are correct. They are all positioned firmly. All my powerpoints are fine. I have done all the usual tests i.e. mute on/off, CD on, checked the CD, checked volume etc. The digital display on the media centre is OK but no response from the acoustimass. Any ideas on this delema? PS: I am not sure what the audio drivers are or device manager is.

  • oldbikes Nov 16, 2008

    My recently purchased Lifetsyle 48 Series III currently is not producing any sound. I don't think it has anything to do with the media centre as this seems to respond as expected using the remote. I even tested the speakers, making a direct connection to the media centre and they worked fine. I have re-checked all the connections and wiring about 1 hundred times. I also turned the acoustimass off several times @ 10 minutes intervals. I just can't figure it. All the connections are correct. They are all positioned firmly. All my powerpoints are fine. I have done all the usual tests i.e. mute on/off, CD on, checked the CD, checked volume etc. The digital display on the media centre is OK but no response from the acoustimass. Any ideas on this delema? PS: I am not sure what the audio drivers are or device manager is. Also, how can I switch the Acoustimass module to 'On'? Where is this power switch located? I only have a AC socket.

  • oldbikes Nov 16, 2008

    My recently purchased Lifetsyle 48 Series III currently is not producing any sound. I don't think it has anything to do with the media centre as this seems to respond as expected using the remote. I even tested the speakers, making a direct connection to the media centre and they worked fine. I have re-checked all the connections and wiring about 1 hundred times. I also turned the acoustimass off several times @ 10 minutes intervals. I just can't figure it. All the connections are correct. They are all positioned firmly. All my powerpoints are fine. I have done all the usual tests i.e. mute on/off, CD on, checked the CD, checked volume etc. The digital display on the media centre is OK but no response from the acoustimass. Any ideas on this delema? PS: I am not sure what the audio drivers are or device manager is. Also, how can I switch the Acoustimass module to 'On'? Where is this power switch located? I only have an AC socket.

  • oldbikes Nov 16, 2008

    My recently purchased Lifetsyle 48 Series III currently is not producing any sound. I don't think it has anything to do with the media centre as this seems to respond as expected using the remote. I even tested the speakers, making a direct connection to the media centre and they worked fine. I have re-checked all the connections and wiring about 1 hundred times. I also turned the acoustimass off several times @ 10 minutes intervals. I just can't figure it. All the connections are correct. They are all positioned firmly. All my powerpoints are fine. I have done all the usual tests i.e. mute on/off, CD on, checked the CD, checked volume etc. The digital display on the media centre is OK but no response from the acoustimass. Any ideas on this delema? PS: I am not sure what the audio drivers are or device manager is. Also, how can I switch the Acoustimass module to 'On'? Where is this power switch located? I only have an AC socket. I believe my acoustimass is designed for Australian market as the label on the rear states 220-240V AC.

  • oldbikes Nov 16, 2008

    My recently purchased Lifetsyle 48 Series III currently is not producing any sound. I don't think it has anything to do with the media centre as this seems to respond as expected using the remote. I even tested the speakers, making a direct connection to the media centre and they worked fine. I have re-checked all the connections and wiring about 1 hundred times. I also turned the acoustimass off several times @ 10 minutes intervals. I just can't figure it. All the connections are correct. They are all positioned firmly. All my powerpoints are fine. I have done all the usual tests i.e. mute on/off, CD on, checked the CD, checked volume etc. The digital display on the media centre is OK but no response from the acoustimass. Any ideas on this delema? PS: I am not sure what the audio drivers are or device manager is. Also, how can I switch the Acoustimass module to 'On'? Where is this power switch located? I only have an AC socket.

  • oldbikes Nov 16, 2008

    My recently purchased Lifetsyle 48 Series III currently is not producing any sound. I don't think it has anything to do with the media centre as this seems to respond as expected using the remote. I even tested the speakers, making a direct connection to the media centre and they worked fine. I have re-checked all the connections and wiring about 1 hundred times. I also turned the acoustimass off several times @ 10 minutes intervals. I just can't figure it. All the connections are correct. They are all positioned firmly. All my powerpoints are fine. I have done all the usual tests i.e. mute on/off, CD on, checked the CD, checked volume etc. The digital display on the media centre is OK but no response from the acoustimass. Any ideas on this delema? PS: I am not sure what the audio drivers are or device manager is. Also, how can I switch the Acoustimass module to 'On'? Where is this power switch located? I only have an AC socket. I have tried cleaning the remote. It is not stuck on mute. I have tried looking inside the acoustimass for any faulty connections. It all appears to be fine. I have tried pugging the system into different power points but this has not helped.

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Hey old bikes,if this was recently purchased from a dealer contact them & have it replaced this should be a warranty issue esspecially with bose,if not then contact bose via the web they will fix or replace this unit if not for free,@ a reduced cost (so far i have heard everything from amps to chips to wiring to the remote that can be the problem)do not get me wrong all of this(plus some)is possible.do youself a favor & start with who caused the problem first(this would be BOSE)LET ME KNOW EITHER WAY!hope this helps.thanx for using fix-ya.please rate all replys.have a good night>

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If my memory is correct, this system has the amplifier built into the sub-woofer. If so, the amp in the sub-woofer is at fault for your problem. These are very difficult amplifiers to troubleshoot, I have repaired a few of them and none have been easy. Even if you are able to figure out what electronic components it may need replaced, you won't be able to get them. It will require service at an authorized Bose service center. I work at an authorized service center and can tell you will certainty that you can not get it repaired at anyplace that is not an authorized service center because Bose will not sell parts to any service center that is not authorized. In fact, they warn their authorized service centers that if they sell the Bose parts to anybody they will loose their authorization.

Trying to repair it yourself will only end in disappointment since you will not be able to get the parts. When the amplifier stops putting out any sound, it is in a protect mode. There are no buttons to push or resets that will make it start working again. I see from your post, you have done everything that an end-user can do by checking all the connections and such.

Find an authorized Bose service center and take it in for repair, this is high-end equipment that you do not want to damage further by tampering with it. Ask them if I am right about what I have told you here and you will realize this is your only real solution.

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Hi,

It would seem that based on your description the issue is limited to the Acoustimass. Sorry but have to ask, have you checked the voltage setting? Is it appropriate for Australia?

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa

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Hello oldbikes,

Have you followed the sugestions from your manual?

No sound=
•Increase the volume.
•Check to see if MUTE is lit on the display. If it is, press the Mute button on the remote control 
to unmute the sound.
•Make sure that the power switch on the Acoustimass module is set to ON (I).
•Make sure that the audio input cable: 
- connector is firmly seated in the media center Main Speaker jack
- multi-pin connector at the other end is firmly seated in the Acoustimass module 
AUDIO INPUT jack.
•Check connections between the cube speakers and the module.
•Turn the media center off for 60 seconds, then on again,
to restore communication between the media center and the speakers.
•Check the connections for any external components. Make sure that you have pressed 
the correct remote button for the source you want to hear.
•For CD or DVD play, be sure the disc is placed correctly, label-side up, in the disc tray.
•Connect the FM and AM antennas

The Manual for your bose.



Good luck,
Dahaka

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    Santiago Vallejo Nov 16, 2008

    Hello, could you pelase type somethign else and let us know what solutions  are /aren't working 


  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo Nov 16, 2008

    How else can we help you oldbikes?


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    Santiago Vallejo Nov 16, 2008

    Oh, excuse me, i tought all what you have typed was the same.
    Now i see it is the previous post + new information.


    If you follow the troublshoot steps and they dosent help you out, you will have to contact Bose and ask them for the warranty or at least for a technician to come to your house.

    Dahaka

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There is only one way out--That your Lifestyle 48 series III Acoustimass. needs internal chip REPARING from service center

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You did everything right apart from 1 thing..............uninstall and re-install the audio drivers, you can do this in device manager, hopefully this resolve you problem

regards

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 16, 2008

    is the system stuck on mute? open the remote and clean it

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 16, 2008

    have a look in the software setup, also the ON switch might be on the remote

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 16, 2008

    i'm really sorry that i cannot think of anything else that could help you out, have you considered sending it to be looked at by a quallified technican?

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