Question about Bose Lifestyle 48 System
A few months ago I bought a Bose Lifestyle 48 and had this problem. I sent it to the store for warranty and supposedly it works fine now. Now that I am trying to set it up, it still doesn't work.
I have the L48 hooked up to a plasma TV using an HDMI cable. If I play a DVD on the L48, it shows fine. System menus also work fine.
I have two external devices: a Playstation 3 and a DVD/R which I use for watching cable TV.
The problem is here: If I hook up the PS3 or the DVD to the VS-2 (part of the 48) using HDMI, I get nothing. If I use the yellow video cable, everything works fine (just not hi-def).
One curious thing I just noticed is that when I set the input to the PS3 when it's connected with HDMI, the TV and the 48 don't say anything about not getting a signal. If I unplug the HDMI cable, I get a "no video signal" message in the 48 and in the TV. If I do this same thing with my DVD/R, I get the no video signal both in the TV and in the 48.
I have tested the cable (even changed it) by connecting the PS3 and DVD/R directly to the TV and they work fine.
Does anyone have any idea?
Luis Alonso Ramos
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Lifestyle 48 locked up
Just got off phone with Bose support with this very problem during install of a VS-2 software updtae to an older LS48 system. (Bose support personnel were very helpful on phone - and walked me through procedure to solve). I presume you unplugged and replugged power supply with no resolution. In that case, unplug power supply, wait 30 seconds and while holding down the "open/close button" and the "store" button (on media center) plug the power supply back in. Continue holding until the "Bose Lifestyle" message disappears. I presume this puts the system into a diagnostic mode, as the next steps in my case were to press and hold the "erase" button while scrolling through a menu of options using the "volume up" button. I believe it was the third "volume up" press that brought me to "FLASH" on the system screen. At that point I was told to release the "erase" button and press the enter button. The system rebooted and my VS-2 install went smoothly after that.
I'd recomend calling Bose support (800-905-2138) since your lockup occured during a CD load vs a software update (just to be on the safe side) - I was talking to a live tech support person in less than 15 seconds... a pleasant surprise.
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
SOURCE: Bose Lifestyle V20 Error 180
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
I also have a bose Lifestyle 48, and the same problem has happen to me where the DVD player would not open,
Unplug the unit, Wait a few seconds, after plugging the power back in, immediately hit eject so that the player does not have time to spin up and try to read the disc again
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
Your s-video cable at the back of your media center is loose. This will cause black and white internal video and is known to fall out or just become loose from minor movement. (it's the nature of s-video cables)
This should solve your problem. This is the s-video cable that connects to the VS2 and media center.
If this doesn't solve the problem (I'd be surprised), just reset it by unplugging the DC power cable at the side of the VS-2 for about 30+ seconds and plug it back in..
Posted on May 31, 2009
audio has to connected seperatly.vs 2 is for video connection only..Bose is a ripoff.... u pay all that money and you need a seperate audio connection plus all those wires..it isn't worth it and regret i bought it.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
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