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Bose lifestyle 12 music center display inop

Hello, my Bose Lifestyle 12 music center display is inop. The unit works fine, except I have no display. Any ideas?

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  • sherjoy Nov 03, 2007

    Remote control just quit working. Replaced batteries, but nothing. I can still operate the system from the control unit, but I noticed the display is also not working. Do you suppose the two problems are related?

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    NO DISPLAY

  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    no display

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    No Display

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    I have the same problem. HAS ANYONE FIXED THIS PROB YET


  • sonofram Nov 02, 2008

    I have the same problem.Was going to change the capacator in the lower left corner but didn't know which one. Martix wasn't clear.

  • WebSlinger Nov 17, 2008

    My unit is around 10 yrs old and have not had display for many years. I have the unit behind TV sitting on the subwoofer so not having display is no biggie. I've always used the remote with no problem for TV/movies on aux, radio, and cd, but would like to fix if possible. I think my problem is a bit more than just "no display". If I remember correctly I don't think the panel buttons work either... Was that the same case with your unit? Can you be a little more specific on the condenser replacement procedure than "its down in the lower left corner...." Is it soldered in? Can you provide part number? Better description of exact component location. Can you get a replacement somewhere like radio shack?

    Thanks

  • agaryt Jan 02, 2009

    I've had my Bose Lifestyle 12 System since 1995. The display has not worked for 10 years. Thanks for the suggestions regarding the condenser.

  • Mridul Kumar Apr 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. The display lights do not work, but the system works fine.

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My display has not been working for years. Replaced c17 cap wich was 33uF 63 volts on lower pcb board( only one on system) . Old cap was good so this was not the problem. Replaced c16 wich was 100uF 25 volts with a 100uF 63volts. Display works, old cap read low. Both c17, and c16 are located on the lower left hand corner of the larger pcb looking from the front of the unit. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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Replace either c16 or C19. It is different for whichever unit you have. It is a small 33uF 25 volt capacitor (will tell you which it is c19 or c16) Replace it with a 33Uf 63volt not a 25 volt or it will just eventually go out again

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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Sounds too bad. But I just had the same problem with mine. I have a really good service provider for BOSE nearby though, and they fixed it at an instant. It was pretty cheap too! The condensator on the left was the fault had to be changed. It´s located down in the left corner from the front when you open it. Get the number on it, buy a new one, and change it!

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

Dave I also have the same problem. No display but the system works great!

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

BPNoel, Have had similar problem with mine, sent it in to get it repaired however, the problems has resurfaced. Contacted Bose and they no longer service this unit. They are however offering and upgrade by trading in your old system for a new one and discounting the price of the new one based on your trade in. Sorry.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007

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