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Bose Lifestyle V20 Error 180

My Bose Lifestyle V20 won't display anything on the TV and the unit says "Error 180 Call Bose" I have same problem, no screen on TV and error message 180 - call Bose.

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    Bose Lifestyle V20 Error 180" problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.

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Below is solution from an earlier post, I'm trying it out now as I have the same issue, system bought in Jan 09. I have received and installed the latest update from Bose recently, now this. Will call Bose tomorrow to fix if they can't they will be getting it back.

We disabled the power cord from the back of the media console (where the HDMI cables connect) and left it off for a minute or two.

Powered the media console back on and it is working as expected.

Was told by the Bose tech that the common reason for this issue is due to the use of the HDMI cables that have a propritary security protocol that is used between the media console and the component it is attached to (ie TV, Cable/Sat, BluRay ...ect).

I asked if there was a BIOS upgrade if it was indeed a "handshaking" issue and was told there was not one (yet).

If one becomes available, it will be shipped via mail on a CD\DVD that can be used in a CD\DVD player that is connected to the media console using the HDMI cable.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • Bayrak Mar 10, 2009

    This was in a solution from some time ago. I have the same pronlem, will call Bose tomorrow to sort it. If they can't they can have the thing back.



    We disabled the power cord from the back of the media console (where the HDMI cables connect) and left it off for a minute or two.

    Powered the media console back on and it is working as expected.

    Was told by the Bose tech that the common reason for this issue is due to the use of the HDMI cables that have a propritary security protocol that is used between the media console and the component it is attached to (ie TV, Cable/Sat, BluRay ...ect).

    I asked if there was a BIOS upgrade if it was indeed a "handshaking" issue and was told there was not one (yet).

    If one becomes available, it will be shipped via mail on a CD\DVD that can be used in a CD\DVD player that is connected to the media console using the HDMI cable.

  • TBONE1987 Nov 26, 2010

    You guys are the absolute best I haven't had surround sound workings in 2 months and was in a hassle with amazon for returning it. Read this and boom working like brand new .Thanks you are the best

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SOURCE: Bose Lifestyle V20 Error 180

OK talked with Bose just a minute ago and they were able to correct the issue.

We disabled the power cord from the back of the media console (where the HDMI cables connect) and left it off for a minute or two.

Powered the media console back on and it is working as expected.

Was told by the Bose tech that the common reason for this issue is due to the use of the HDMI cables that have a propritary security protocol that is used between the media console and the component it is attached to (ie TV, Cable/Sat, BluRay ...ect).

I asked if there was a BIOS upgrade if it was indeed a "handshaking" issue and was told there was not one (yet).

If one becomes available, it will be shipped via mail on a CD\DVD that can be used in a CD\DVD player that is connected to the media console using the HDMI cable.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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Powered the media console back on and it is working as expected.

Was told by the Bose tech that the common reason for this issue is due to the use of the HDMI cables that have a propritary security protocol that is used between the media console and the component it is attached to (ie TV, Cable/Sat, BluRay ...ect).

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Hope this helps!

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