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Bose Lifestyle Mo. 20 Music Ctr-cd component stuck-clicking sound

Bose Lifestyle Model 20 Music Center (main box) approx 10yrs old
1st time need f/repair.
6-disc magazine component will NOT eject. Makes clicking sound as if trying to change cds to no avail.
Would repair cost more than purchasing another 'center box'?
Could I repair on my own 'home remedy'?

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  • gunnyday Mar 29, 2009

    Exactly same as above. My system is also 10 years old.Bose tech. support stated to disconnect unit, turn on side and tap unit and CD might return to its housing. Tried that with no luck.

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SOURCE: Bose Lifestyle 38

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

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Bose Lifestyle 30 6-cd changer magazine manual release?

hi, you can release the magazine by inserting a small flat head screwdriver in the slot and pushing the lever towards the back of the unit, this will release the cd but only if ther is not one stuck in the player as it will remain halfway between the mag and the cdplayer. don't force it to comae out. remember to obviously have the dorr to the player open before you try this.

Posted on Aug 12, 2007

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SOURCE: Bose Lifestyle V20 Error 180

OK talked with Bose just a minute ago and they were able to correct the issue.

We disabled the power cord from the back of the media console (where the HDMI cables connect) and left it off for a minute or two.

Powered the media console back on and it is working as expected.

Was told by the Bose tech that the common reason for this issue is due to the use of the HDMI cables that have a propritary security protocol that is used between the media console and the component it is attached to (ie TV, Cable/Sat, BluRay ...ect).

I asked if there was a BIOS upgrade if it was indeed a "handshaking" issue and was told there was not one (yet).

If one becomes available, it will be shipped via mail on a CD\DVD that can be used in a CD\DVD player that is connected to the media console using the HDMI cable.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Bose Lifestyle V20 Error 180

Below is solution from an earlier post, I'm trying it out now as I have the same issue, system bought in Jan 09. I have received and installed the latest update from Bose recently, now this. Will call Bose tomorrow to fix if they can't they will be getting it back.

We disabled the power cord from the back of the media console (where the HDMI cables connect) and left it off for a minute or two.

Powered the media console back on and it is working as expected.

Was told by the Bose tech that the common reason for this issue is due to the use of the HDMI cables that have a propritary security protocol that is used between the media console and the component it is attached to (ie TV, Cable/Sat, BluRay ...ect).

I asked if there was a BIOS upgrade if it was indeed a "handshaking" issue and was told there was not one (yet).

If one becomes available, it will be shipped via mail on a CD\DVD that can be used in a CD\DVD player that is connected to the media console using the HDMI cable.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: bose lifestyle 48 says format unsupported for audio cds

Everytime I want to play an audio cd, it says format unsupported. This is happening very often. And I have also cleaned the cds,but still there is no difference. What is the solution?

Posted on Jan 12, 2011

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