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Bose companion 5

I am a soldier over seas in Iraq. The power source here is 220v and we use converters to step down to 120v. now i have a xbox 360 that i wanted to use for the input. i have the right jacks for it to work. Now when i pluged the xbox 360 to the bose companio 5 aux input the volume was not max but it was loud enough to hear. Then all ove the sudden the sound went out and the convertor fuse blew. the Convertor is rated at 1000W and the 360 pulls 3-600w, bose about 200w. i am thinking it was an audio input power spike that might have caused this. their was a smell coming from the back of the system. the system does not turn on nor does the light to the controller. any one have any ideas on how i can fix this?

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  • jemztrk82 Jan 16, 2009

    it is not a power adapter proble, the fuse on my convertor has been replaced and all power going to system are good. now there is a fuse (250v)on the cca inside the system but it is not blown either

  • jemztrk82 Jan 16, 2009

    IS there anywhere i can get parts? i am in iraq nd postage is a hastle/

  • jemztrk82 Jan 16, 2009

    i am a ET in the military i understand its not the fuse. i am wanting parts where could i get some online? and i dont want to deal with bose if i dont have to

  • jemztrk82 Jan 16, 2009

    my xbox 360 isnt the problem every thing else works perfect right now except for the bose.

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First Off I want to THANK you and Your Fella's For Representing and Puttin iton the Line like you are May GOD be With You ALL

YOU May Have Goten Lucky and Fried a DIOD that will be close to the Cord as its soldered to the Board they are Black W/ Silver stripe Around them. But UOCH let the Smoke out of it is Not very Promising,,Sorry hopefuly you get Lucky
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Most Importantly STAY SAFE Brothers/ Sisters

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Try the link>>
http://www.pcmech.com/article/bose-companion-3-series-ii-speakers-review/

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    rockfixya Jan 16, 2009

    another link >>
    http://www.bose.com/controller?event=VIE...

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    rockfixya Jan 20, 2009

    please let me know if problem solved.
    Thanks for using FixYa.



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Have u tried ebay for the part you need also you could go straight through xbox themselves and get the part u need

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Call microsoft tell them your a soldier over seas and your xbox died. have them ship you a new one. you may get lucky and they may send you a replacement

Thank you for serving our country. It is people like you that keep us all safe.

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It sounds like there were to many volts for your xbox to handle and blew the mainboard. Sadly it sounds like the xbox is shot. I would recommend powering it from a tv instead next time. I would see if you can get the xbox covered under warrenty and dont tell them about what did. You had a power spike and most likely fried the main board. I am dorry and I hope this was some help.

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Benimur already gave you the best advice. The issue is not the fuse blowing. It is in how fast the response was before the fuse blew. Are you connected to a battery backup first and fore most between the outlet and your components? A fuse, doing what it does does its job well, but the response time is inadequate. A battery backup in between the wall and the components will resolve this by responding to a spike quickly.

That being said, there is nothing a do it yourself solution can fix, the unit is blown. After it is fixed, then put a battery backup between the wall and your electronics, all of them; not just the xbox, but all your stuff, if you value them.

Regards, and best of luck.
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I think your system is vibrate and so your speker is sound like huming.
check your speaker in other cpu .or player.

then repair your cpu vibrati or power .

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

To my understanding, two issues to address:

  • XBox 360, normally the power supply is not repaired, it is replaced. Possible sources are here, here or here;
  • if you are considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair, you might be better off modifying a computer PSU (power supply unit) or as shown here;
  • the Companion 5 are somehow "sealed" after the fuse area. Most likely, replacement of main board and power supply. The amplifier section is on the main board also. Unfortunately a service center is required;
  • You can try looking over the country here and the page will display a Bose contact information.
Pls post back result(s). Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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    I understand fully now your concern. To your repairs:


    • there would be 2 possible way the amplifier is powered, either a transformer with bridge diodes and filter capacitors. Voltage going up on the primary would open it, on the secondary a diode could have opened or shorted. The filter capacitor would definitely need to be looked. It is a simple power supply and being an ET you would have no problem with that;

    • the other possibility of the power supply is an SMPS (switched mode) where the 120 VAC input is converted immediately to DC. normal culprits would be the 470uF/200V or something like that capacitor;

    • where to get the parts - any electronics supply store would have the diodes, capacitors and even the amplifier IC. They are pretty standard. Except for the speaker and the sound processor (if one is installed), everything inside should be available. Of course it would depend on where you are and if any electronics shop/stores are near you;

    • the only challenge would be getting access to the inside to pull the power supply and the main board out to enable you to work on it.

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No fix on do-it-yourself basis. Amp out chip is cooked and unit needs Bose service center guys to fix it.

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Should you not be comfortable going this route, perhaps you best bet would then be to get in touch with Bose or their local representative.

You can try looking over the country here and the page will display a Bose contact information. Say the Philippines would be:
Eleksis Marketing Corporation
Unit 206 Fox Square Building
53 Connecticut Street
Northeast Greenhills
San Juan City, Metro Manila, 1500, Philippines
Tel-1: 632 724-9566
Tel-2: 632 724-7527
Fax: 632 724-0176
Email: Click here to send them an email

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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