Question about Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf System

1 Answer

Lifestyle 12, NO AUDIO and a DEAD DISPLAY

This is a Lifestyle 12 version One. Release date of NOV 1994. The problems first started when the Display burned out. Eventually the Unit quit producing sound. I have tried unplugging to reset it. I have plugged in the media center with a different power supply and it did the same thing, absolutely nothing! I wish that I could determine if the problem resides in the media center or in the base module? Bose wants me to ship both components in to them so they can evaluate them. They have told me that they will fix my unit for a flat $250.00 fee, regardless of the issue. Bose tells me that if they fix it, they will also warranty it for a year after they fix it.
I am sure the display issue is separate than the audio issue?

Can anyone tell me what is wrong with this unit? Please? Anyone else have a TWO THOUSAND dollar stereo that doesn't work?

Thank You

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 140 Answers

You are correct. The display unit is separate from the audio issue. I have tired to work on a few of these units over the years.

Bose is so proprietary in thier electronics and repair that the average electronics technician cannot service them.

Your only luck it to send the units in for service. If you are dead set on wanting the bose units then, $250 may be worth the repair charges to you.

If I was you, I would retire the Bose equipment and go to my local electronics store to purchase a different brand unit.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have a 2005 explorer 4x4.started up a hill all breaks locked up.what could be the problem


WEB:

4x4 Troubleshooting guide - Ford Explorer and Ranger Forums ...

www.explorerforum.com > ... > Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers
Dec 16, 2007 - 19 posts - ‎12 authors 4x4 Troubleshooting guide Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers. ... has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose and fix problems yourself, and .... Join Date: Nov 2005. 2005 Explorer Transmission Problems
5 posts
Dec 5, 2011
4x4 light not working/won't engage into 4wd
19 posts
Oct 13, 2009
4x4 does not work
19 posts
Jul 29, 2006
2002 4x4 problems
19 posts
Jul 12, 2005
More results from www.explorerforum.com

Jul 25, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Dead


Sounds like this unit might have shorted out. When was the last time this unit was in use. Without checking continuity of the cables first it would be hard to diagnose. A multi meter would be a good start Model number and wire configuration would be helpful also .Sending Pics are of these are the best way to help you

Apr 10, 2014 | Bose Lifestyle 12 System

1 Answer

Change in display


Go to options - display - date/time format. Change it to short

Nov 27, 2013 | Panasonic KX-T7731 Corded Phone

1 Answer

Bose Lifestyle 12 Music Center DISPLAY display light number its not working anymore


I have had problems similar to this on many devices and it is usually a dud LED (light). You can technically de-solder the current LED and replace it but it's not a job for anybody without very good soldering skills.

Check to see if your system is still in warranty as this should be covered. Any electronics repair shop should be able to fix this for you.

May 08, 2011 | Bose Lifestyle 12 System

1 Answer

How to set time on timex 1440 sports watch


Welcome to FixYa!
Here's your request.
TIME AND DATE 1. Press and hold MODE until HOURS digits flash (you'll be in Alarm Mode) Press MODE again to enter TIME mode, SECONDS digits will flash. 2. Press ADJUST to set SECONDS to zero. 3. Press START/STOP to select MINUTES. 4. Press ADJUST to change. 5. Repeat to set HOURS, MONTH, DAYS, and DAY of WEEK. Go through 12 hours to set AM or PM. 6. Press MODE when done. 7. To display DATE from Time display , press START/STOP. 8. With DATE displayed press and hold START/STOP, then press ADJUST to change display between DATE-MONTH and MONTH-DATE. 9. With TIME displayed, press and hold ADJUST, then press MODE to switch between 12-and 24-hour format.
ALARM AND HOURLY CHIME 1. Press and hold MODE until HOURS digits, DAY, and A or P (for AM or PM) flash. 2. Press ADJUST to change HOURS digits. Go through 12 hours for AM or PM. 3. Press START/STOP to select MINUTES. 4. Press ADJUST to change.. Press MODE when done. 5. Press and hold ADJUST, then press START/STOP to turn chime on/off. Press START/STOP again to turn alarm on /off. Release START/STOP when done.
CHRONOGRAPH 1. Chronograph will count up to 24 hours. Lap times are not stored. After 40 minutes chrono display changes from seconds to minutes. 2. With time displayed, press MODE to select Chrono Mode. 3. Press START/STOP to start. 4. Press ADJUST to view lap time. Press again to sesume lap timing. 5. Press START/STOP to stop timing . Press ADJUST to reset chrono to zero. 6. Repeat for successive laps.
Thank you for using FixYa! Have a great day.
Jas247

May 06, 2011 | Timex Watches

3 Answers

The display stopped working on my Bose Lifestyle 12 Home Theater system.Any Ideas on how to fix this???


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

Dec 04, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 12 System

1 Answer

Bose Lifestyle 12 version 1


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

Jan 29, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 12 System

1 Answer

Bose LS5 display dead


I have a service manual with complete pcb layouts and circuit diagrams, including dis-assembly instructions, contact me in case someone is interested.

Jan 10, 2009 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

1 Answer

Dead CD player - everything else is o.k.


Hi, Your unit may already had a mod incorporated, however, I am unable to attach an extract from a Bose Service Bulletin which solves this type of problem, also depending upon which board version you have it can also be down to a potentiometer adjustment. Please send me you e mail address and I will forward you the details.

Dave

Nov 21, 2008 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

2 Answers

Bose Lifestyle 5 ~ dead display fix


Hi the fix for a dead display is a faulty capacitor. Depending upon which board version you have, you need to replace the 33 uF / 63 volt capaitor. On some units this is C19 on the display board, on other units this capacitor is mounted on the main board and re-numbered, there is only one 33 uF on the unit so you should be able to find it.
Dave

Sep 21, 2008 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf System Logo

509 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Bose Audio Players & Recorders Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

71705 Answers

Electro Med Services...
Electro Med Services...

Level 3 Expert

6694 Answers

Sheila Brown

Level 1 Expert

15 Answers

Are you a Bose Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...