My unit is around 10 yrs old and have not had display for many years. I have the unit behind TV sitting on the subwoofer so not having display is no biggie. I've always used the remote with no problem for TV/movies on aux, radio, and cd, but would like to fix if possible. I think my problem is a bit more than just "no display". If I remember correctly I don't think the panel buttons work either... Was that the same case with your unit? Can you be a little more specific on the condenser replacement procedure than "its down in the lower left corner...." Is it soldered in? Can you provide part number? Better description of exact component location. Can you get a replacement somewhere like radio shack? Thanks
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Do the easy troubleshooting first! Get a source of clean, dry compressed air and blow out the inside works. Next, get some contact spray and spray into the volume control potentiometer and work it down and up.
i did have encounter the same problem!!!! what i did was have the whole capacitor replace ! I didn't bother to have them check beside its will cost you less than $10 this is how a capacitor will look like http://www.allproducts.com/manufacture97/qiyu/product1.jpg . check the ( + )positive ( - )nagative by marking either one on the PCB board before you proceed! very important! good luck
dismental the unit!!!!!! replace the capacitor!!!! i do encounter the same problem .what i did was had the whole unit capacitor replace for less than $7 bucks!!! there are less than 15 capacitor sitting on the PCB board!!!good luck
Its working lifestyle 5, 8, 10, 12 receivers Its Easy fix you need
open it up and on lover left corner on bottom first capacitor value
3.3uF needs to be replaced.I did all ready 3 units and its all work now
Hi, The dead display is possibly down to a capacitor problem, see fixes already covered by me, it's a 33uF capacitor either on the display board or if a newer unit on the main pcb, these cost less than $1 there is only one just change it. The no audio may be a simple fix, do you have sound from the head set socket?, if yes then look for one of my other fixes on changing a resistor near the control socket, if no then I need to have a think... If the unit has no sound or display after changing the capacitor it could be a power supply fault. Fix the display first and let me know. Dave
mount to wall, brackets available to purcahse on loads of on line sites. and from bose direct cost 5 dolurs to 50 dollars eack depending how fancy you want to be.
would recomment also distancing the left right satellites as you will be amazed how much improvement in sound is gained from a well defined centre channel.
also if you want to be really smart. its really not necessary to see the centre satelliet and it could simply sit of the stand behind the tv. with no problem. plus you could use the tv audio input to make the tv as a centre channel. you would be surprised how well that works. make sure you disable the tvs steroe function or your surround sound will not sound too surround....
finally if you have lifestyle series II make sure you conect the 5.1 input to the bass box to your tv. and get rid of the bose cd player , put it out of sight, and loose the remote. will work even better than it did before !
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.