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BOSE ACOUSTIMASS SYSTEM 15 SUBWOOFER - NO POWER

I just purchased a Bose Acoustimass 15 speaker system through Craiglists, and the subwoofer component dosen't appear to power on. Not having owned one of these before I'm not sure if a light is suppose to light up somewhere when the system is turned on -or if some sort of sounds is suppose to initially emit from the subwoofer initially. Can anyone shead some light on this(? - also (just in case) is there some sort of fuse or something else that I could look at checking if the box is not firing-up? (thanks)

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  • sjhill01 Apr 21, 2009

    I'm having the exact same issue with my subwoofer. I'm going to crack it open and check for that fuse!

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I will try as best I can... There is no light on the unit. There is a two position switch, that's your on/off switch located on the botttom of the unit next to the pwr cord input... When the straight lined side is pushed down the unit is energized. When you pwr up the unit you should hear a light bump, not a cracking noise. There is a fuse on the main input/output board that is pretty easy to pop and swap.

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All I did was unplug my surge protecter for a 1 minute and once I did that I had bass from the module again.  I am using a Belkin PURE AV power console.  

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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Bose® recommends putting your Acoustimass module at the same end of the room as the
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