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Bose Companion 5 Control Pod cable broke from the 10 pin connector end. I opened the connector and became confused because I cant figure out which colored wire goes to which number of pin.

If possible to see an image of opened connector or color with pin number. would appreciate help. thanks

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Try changing the plug on the control pod, those plugs are fairly weak and prone to breakage. Does there appear to be any strain at all on the plug itself? if so then that is where I would start. If you have a series 2 then I can help you, or if you can find out if the 2 control pods are the same, that would be fine too, but I have a series 2 system companion 3 and if needed I will cut my cable to trace the wiring and then replace your plug for you. my cost for this would be $40, that includes return shipping with priority mail.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Where Can I purchase a bose companion 5 control pod?

you have to call customer service at 1-800-367-4008.Run about $35.

For the broken cable, have you tried to fabricate a new cable for it?

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Bose Companion 5 Speaker System won't work

check if the volume control needs to be replaced. volume controls gets bad in due time coz of the carbon layer which gets thinner and thinner till it gets cut off

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Control Pod for Bose Companion 5 speaker system

I had the same problem right out of the gate, the volume dial on my control pod for my Companion 5 wasn't working, however, the touch pad and LED worked. I called Bose customer service and was instructed to:

First, unplug the power directly at the back of the woofer while the unit was on;

Next, I was instructed to unplug the control pod, visually inspect for any damage/defect;

Finally, re-seat the control pod on the back of the woofer and then lastly plug the power cable back into the woofer.

It worked like a charm. I hope this is helpful!

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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For those searching the answer "How to replace/repair Creative Inspire 5300 volume control":

Its simple : looking at the back of the suboofer, the pins are as follows from top right, clockwise : LED VDD , Balance pot middle leg, GND, pots + legs, Volume pot middle leg, on switch input. Connect one pots ends to GND and the other ends to pots +, connect a switch on GND and on switch input, anode of led to LED VDD, cathode to GND (there is a 1,8k resistor inside so no external resistor needed)
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Next, I was instructed to unplug the control pod, visually inspect for any damage/defect;

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