Question about Bose Lifestyle 48 System

6 Answers

Home Audio Bose 48 - Remote not working

I have a bose 48 of which i have remote control model no.rc38t1-27. This was working fine then all of a sudden stppoed working. I have looked at the manual and 1st off replaced with new batteries as per the manual. Also reset the house code and checked for dead zones. Also have re-checked the cabling to see if all ok. Now the controls will work but only from a few inches away. The controls were able to control the unit from anaother room before. Running out of options can you help ?

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • jhamstar Jan 01, 2008

    I have a Bose Remote Control RC-9 which came with our Lifestyle 12.  The remote stopped working...actually it worked within one or two feet of the receiver.




    It rattled.  Re-soldering the antenna worked like a charm!  Thanks, Greg. 

  • costaazul 65 Mar 23, 2008

    i own a bose system whose control remote(rc38t1-27)only works from a foot distance,before that it was working even from another room.i'd tried everything,from new batteries,dead spot,even open it and everything looks well solding.any help..a new one cost 145.00 .

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    The left side of the media control panel buttons will not operate. All of the other buttons do. This includes the on/off putton,all off button, and the open/close button for the dvd. I have a dvd in the system that will not eject.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    the re,ote fell of the arm of the chair and stopped working.

  • Terry Cameleon
    Terry Cameleon Jan 10, 2017

    I have a lifestyle V20, the remote control just stopped working. I replaced the batteries. That didn't help. Shut off the power of receiver for 30 seconds. Problem was fixed.

×

Ad

6 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Had an issue with the Bose Remote RC38t1-27 not working at all. Changes batteries twice to no avail. Called Bose Tech support who walked me through the fix. I unplugged the power cord connected in the back of the system. Waited for 30 seconds or so and plugged it back into the system. Also made sure the power cord was uncoiled/unbundled as the RF (Radio Frequency) signal is within. Bingo!

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

The problem is almost certainly a lose ANTENNA - this is an RF remote and the antenna is a coil of copper wire around a ferrite rod at the top of the remote - Shake the remote - does it rattle? Remove the screws under the battery cover, work back off (pull hard) - re-solder the antenna back on - done. Greg

Posted on Sep 09, 2007

  • TcMayhem Jul 24, 2011

    Perfect. Fixed in a couple minutes.

×

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 14 Answers

The Bose 48 uses the power cord as the RF antenna to receive commands sent from your RF remote control (RC38t). Check to see if the power cord going to the media center has been coiled up or bunched up tightly. This is often done by system owners to make the installation look neat and tidy. Coiling of the power cord (antenna) causes the RF signals to be canceled. Therefore, stretch the power cord out inside your entertainment cabinet and the RF function & range should return to approximatley 50 ft.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

You have one of two problems. One, it can be that the remote may have been dropped and there for the IR eye has can disconected from the remote itself. If you shake the remote and you hear something moving around in there then thats your problem. I'm pretty sure Bose can fix this but you would have to call them directly. or the problem can be under the remote's battery cover. There are 8-9 little switched called house codes. If you or someone switched anyone of these up or down, you can make the remote inopt. Good luck

Posted on Aug 13, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had the same problem with my RCV1T remote not working for my Lifestyle V 30, however it did function when you used it stood right next to the main system?? I am an electronics engineer and knew the remote had been dropped a few times so I opened it up (1 screw and then clipped in) and sure enough the RF coil had broken loose on 1 of the soldered connections. It is a big and heavy coil and sits right at the front and is supported by melt glue which was broken also. A bit of solder and a wire link with some more hot glue sorted the problem :) - hope this helps someone else!

Posted on Mar 09, 2013

  • pete_broc567
    pete_broc567 Mar 09, 2013

    I had the same problem with my RCV1T remote not working for my Lifestyle V 30, however it did function when you used it stood right next to the main system?? I am an electronics engineer and knew the remote had been dropped a few times so I opened it up (1 screw and then clipped in) and sure enough the RF coil had broken loose on 1 of the soldered connections. It is a big and heavy coil and sits right at the front and is supported by melt glue which was broken also. A bit of solder and a wire link with some more hot glue sorted the problem :) - hope this helps someone else!

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

If you can not solder the antenna, carefully put a piece of in foil under the loose terminal and secure with a small piece of tape. Works fine as a temporary measure.

Posted on Jul 17, 2015

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.
Good luck!

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

My bose system does not respond to the remote. It is a patio system. Inside works fine but I cannot turn the outside off or correct the volume. I just got a new remote- same problem


Maybe, just Maybe you could try turning the power off for the sub woofer, the zone next and then the Bose itself. Power up the woofer and zone before the Bose and it may pick it up, works when the Apple TV drops out

Jul 10, 2014 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

1 Answer

Not working Bose Remote My bose remoe actually


Depends on you bose lifestyle model & tv could be a program isue..all that info is on line...this i know because i do a lot of bose

Oct 02, 2017 | Bose Lifestyle 12 System

1 Answer

Lost remote control for bose wave model number AWRCC1 will the additional bose acoustic wave music system remote control work


Check this site to get setup codes and model number of a suited universal remote control. It has many details you want. Check this site too.

Apr 21, 2013 | Bose Wave radio remote control - Graphite...

2 Answers

We just got a new Dish HD/DVR Receiver and need the remote code for the Bose remote control to operate it.


Here is what I did for my Bose Solo Tv to work on the Bell 9242 receiver.( see page 17 of Bell 9242 guide) 1. Hold down the aux button until all lights flash. 2. Press 2 to ensure Aux is set to audio. 3.Enter code 761 and press the pound (#) button. Now to have the satellite remote default volume to Bose Solo do the following. 1.Press and hold AUX 2.press # pound 3. Press the + side of volume 4. Press 0 5. Press pound ( AUX button will flash 3 times) 6. Press SAT mode 7. Test the volume on Bose Solo. (see page 22 of Bell 9242 guide)

Jul 05, 2010 | Bose 3 2 1 GSX System

1 Answer

How do you sync a Bose remote with the model # rc38t1-27


How do I sync my bose 321 remote back to the receiver

Feb 28, 2010 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

1 Answer

Connection to Bose V30 System


check hdmi setting from ur tv and ur dvd connection

Nov 08, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle V30 Home Theater System -...

1 Answer

Remote control codes for bose


The DirectTV Website has a page to find remote control codes, and it lists lists four different remote controls to choose from. Find it here:

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPage.jsp?assetId=3580003&

I fired "Bose Lifestyle" into the first choice and it gave me the numbers
31229

here are the instructions from that page:
Setup Instructions
  • Set the "Mode Switch" to AV 2.
  • Press and hold the "Mute" button and the "Select" button until the visible LED blinks twice.
  • Enter the 5 digit Code above.
  • Try your new code and tell us how it worked!

  • I hope that helped.

    Sep 19, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

    2 Answers

    Bose link AL8 connection problems


    I had a similar problem, though intermittent, using my 48 with the AL8 and room-mate speakers. I kept getting a "no signal received from media centre" message on the remote in the second room.

    Assuming that the batteries are ok and you don't have a hardware problem, the problem might be that the 48 is not picking up the signal from your remote control in your second room. The signal from your remote control is a radio signal that goes directly to the 48 - it doesn't communicate via the AL8 receiver. I think the orange light will only turn green once a signal is being transmitted from the transmitter unit plugged into your 48 media centre, and this won't start transmitting until the media centre gets a signal from the remote telling it to switch on.

    The aerial for all the remote controls is contained in the power cable that links the 48 lifestyle unit to your VS-2 unit. Make sure that this is uncoiled and oriented vertically, as far away from other cables as possible.

    If this doesn't work, you can get an antenna extender that plugs into the RC socket on the back of the lifestyle system. Again, orient this vertically. You can get these from Bose.

    Is there anything in the wall that might be blocking the radio signal? Lots of metalwork for example?

    If orienting the power cable from the VS-2 doesn't do the trick, I suggest that you go to a local Bose shop. (An actual Bose shop, not just an electrical or hifi store stocking Bose products). I explained my problem and the tech guy gave me an extender gratis (its basically just an FM aerial wire by the look of it). I installed it this morning and, so far, its seems to be working ok. As my unit is fairly new, he also offered to have the kit back in the shop to check it all out and, if that didn't work gave me Bose technical support number. He even offered, if all else failed, to send a guy out to my home to get it working - and I didn't even buy it from there!

    Hope this helps.

    Jan 04, 2009 | Bose link AL8 wireless home-wide audio...

    1 Answer

    Remote


    The IR "bug" provided with the Bose 18/28/38/48 models is an IR emitter which sends out IR control codes to another component. The system is designed to have the Bose remote control be used to control the TV and the dish box. The Bose media center has a strong IR blaster in the front which will flood your room with the IR codes to control your TV or Dish box. The TV sensing device must be placed at a location on the TV where specific voltages can be detected. The location will vary depending on display type you have - plasma, LCD, tube or rear projection.

    Dec 20, 2007 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Bose Lifestyle 48 System Logo

    11,266 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Bose Audio Players & Recorders Experts

    Donald DCruz
    Donald DCruz

    Level 3 Expert

    17130 Answers

    The Knight
    The Knight

    Level 3 Expert

    75169 Answers

    jjcicala

    Level 1 Expert

    6 Answers

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

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...