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Bose lifestyle 20 intermittent sound

The audio goes on and off, often with electronic "popping" noises. I thought it may be the cable connecting the bass module to the console because when I jiggle the connection at the console it appears to have an effect. But same problem after replacing the cable. Can anyone help me?

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  • Steve Barnett Jan 11, 2013

    After further fidgeting, it appears that this may be a case where the connection is loose inside the console connecting to the 8 pin input jack. If this is the case it is a more general connection problem. So do I open up the console and look for a loose connection? Is there a preferred way to do this?

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Just got off phone with Bose support with this very problem during install of a VS-2 software updtae to an older LS48 system. (Bose support personnel were very helpful on phone - and walked me through procedure to solve). I presume you unplugged and replugged power supply with no resolution. In that case, unplug power supply, wait 30 seconds and while holding down the "open/close button" and the "store" button (on media center) plug the power supply back in. Continue holding until the "Bose Lifestyle" message disappears. I presume this puts the system into a diagnostic mode, as the next steps in my case were to press and hold the "erase" button while scrolling through a menu of options using the "volume up" button. I believe it was the third "volume up" press that brought me to "FLASH" on the system screen. At that point I was told to release the "erase" button and press the enter button. The system rebooted and my VS-2 install went smoothly after that.
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I have a Bose lifestyle 38 and whenever I watch a show with a lot of background sound - ie music in a movie or crowds cheering for sports, it overwhelms the voices of the actors or the sports casters. How...


What makes background sound comes out from Bose lifestyle 38 system is because there is jack cable or a cable that has a jack mouth that brings out a mono sound is being inserted..

Mono cables, when inserted inside a wrong input,it's makes the sound comes out with a background noise just like the one you can hear from it now..it seems as if you are not using the right cable for connection..

To resolve these issue, you will need to use the right cable for connection, by doing these,you will get a clearer sound from you Bose lifestyle 38..

Also it can be from the settings inside the Bose lifestyle 38...So you will need to check both sides to resolve this issue..

You will need to use the manual to know the right cable and the right setting for clear volume..

You can download the user's guide from the below link..



http://www.retrevo.com/support/Bose-Lifestyle-38-Series-III-Home-Theater-Systems-manual/id/524dj979/t/2/


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