Question about Bose LifeStyle 50 System

2 Answers

Wrong voltage applied to Bose Wave Radio

I moved to China (220V) from the U.S. (110V) and brought my Wave Radio with me. I have operated it for 2 years using a voltage step-down transformer without any problem. However, a few weeks ago some painting contractors in my house decided to "borrow" my radio and moved it to another room, sans the converter. Bam! Flatline.

I am hoping there is an in-line fuse that I can replace. (I would hope Bose would be thoughtful enough to include such an inexpensive component in a very expensive piece of equipment.) But I have not opened the case or otherwise investigated. I appreciate any advice.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,761 Answers

There's a line fuse inside the radio, mounted on a PC board. CAUTION: disconnect the set from power before opening the case or poking around inside. The fuse could be bad, but these sets are notorious for losing the power transformer. If the fuse is ok then you are looking at a $100 repair fee from Bose. You might want to check out the new HD radios -- better sound, MUCH lower price.

Bill B.

Posted on May 19, 2009

  • 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
  • 192 Answers

Yes there is a fuse inside the unit.
But it was not expecting a 220 jolt. And it may have fry-ed it. It would be about the same as if it were hit by lighting during a bad storm. Say a prayer. I would say you have a case , with your contractor. Good luck DFD

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Blew fuse bose 321


When a fuse turn black, you have a serious short inside. Repalcing the fuse will do nothing. For more information, please visit my website at audioserviceclinic.com. You may contact me directly through the website.

Feb 06, 2014 | Bose 3 2 1 GS Series II DVD Home...

1 Answer

My son accidentally plug a 110v bose 3-2-1 to a 220v outlet. What do you think is the damage? Do we still need to send it to a service center?


If you are lucky you would have lost the fuse on the sub woofer module which powers the whole unit. If not, yes you will need a qualified technician to look into the matter because its not a small offense to plug a 110 device into 220v.

Jul 06, 2011 | Bose 3 2 1 GSX System

1 Answer

Hi, I am working in US and planning to buy Bose V25 and take it to India. Please help me with following clarifications I have. Is Bose V25 system region free?. Is it going to work with both PAL and...


Hi,Did you get solution to your problem?If so let me know..Even we bought Bose V25 and planning to move it to India..did you face any problems else evrything worked out good for you?your answer regarding my problem is very precious..please reply me..

Jun 12, 2011 | Bose Lifestyle V25 Theater System

1 Answer

I have just brought a Bose PS321GSX powered speaker system serial no 036600970520046AS back from the USA. It is 120V AC 60HZ 300 watt max. Is there any transformer I can buy to change the voltage to use in...


it should work only if you can change 120 to 220v should be a red switch most adapters only convert the plug and not the power unless it says otherwise on the adapter or it feels like a heavy transformer that will waste all extra electricity for heat

Mar 02, 2011 | Bose (321GS) System

1 Answer

The sound keeps vanishing randomly when I play the CD or the radio. Every few seconds. The CD keeps running, so it's not like it's getting stuck or anything. Gave it to the Bose guys and they said the head...


There isn't enough electricity reaching the circuits, so you're hearing it when the power dips. IF the box is voltage adjustable, switch it to 220v, from 240v. Aside from putting it on a voltage regulator...BOSE is a stupid thing to buy, it doesn't reproduce real music. Idiot.

Nov 18, 2010 | Bose 3·2·1 II System

1 Answer

My Bose lifesystem 48 will not start when i start it up error 802 is showing in the display. I can her some nois (tikking) from the harddisk. i am from Norway but my Bose is from USA .I use a transformer...


Purchase a new bose mk4025gas hard drive from impact computers .com for 100 bucks and install, a monkey can take six scews out, pull back up and slide off top remove hard drive from the side of the dvd player, just pull out remove 2 screws from bottom and then pull off ribbon. install back in reverse order.

Dec 22, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

3 Answers

Hcd bc150 main power


Please check Input Voltage 110 ~ 240 volts AC at rear or bottm side of unit. If same is written there, its Auto Voltage Operatable and can be use on 220Volts.

Aug 31, 2008 | Sony DAV-BC150 System

1 Answer

Turning Off Irregularily


A voltage converter is not neccessarily the proper piece of equipment to use as most equpment comes with a 120/230 voltage selector. What is probably causing your problem is power frquency. Power in India runs on 50HZ, not the 60Hz we use in the states. This causes a slightly longer peak wave and can cause over heating, therefore shutdown. Check to see if the unit has a 50/60 switch and switch to accordingly.

Back when I was a professional sound engineer and toured abroad, we used a device called an auto-former. These changed the frequency and voltage as needed. Unfortunately the first time I went to England I forgot about this, could not find any pre-built ones and had to spend nearly a week designing and fabricating 8 of them....

Dec 31, 2007 | Bose Lifestyle 28 System

Not finding what you are looking for?
Bose LifeStyle 50 System Logo

907 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Bose Home Theater Systems Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

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

Level 3 Expert

5601 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60541 Answers

Are you a Bose Home Theater System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...