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Aladinom I have trouble with my bose system 48, is present the error code 801, what cant I do

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Call Bose. It needs a new hard drive. There's a charge if it's out of warrantee, but it is reasonable. Seems like this is a common problem!

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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Bose lifestyle 48 won't play stored music. Everything else works fine

Hard drive is ****..... impact hard drive number is MK4026GAX pull out of system and replace look at my other posting for 801 code!!! and dont be a ******** again and buy a bose!! TELL YOUR FRIENDS , FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS BUY BOSE!!!!

Mar 19, 2010 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System


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on May 02, 2010 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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Same problem LS 38< two years, error 802, unplug and erase umusic

Sounds like hard drive is failing, 802 and 801 is hard drive problem. i have same problem. only fixable by bose repair man... tryed to change hard drive myself, changed over, looks same as playing but no sound. hope this helps:) common problem with bose other than that i have had not other probs.

Jul 10, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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Bose lifestyle fault code 802 hi there- i have a bose lifestyle 48 and on display it reads format unsupported when i try to listen to cd's gut not on dvd's - in addition i am unable to store music into the...

Unfortunately, an 802 error is bad. That means hard drive (HDD) failure. This can happen to any hard disc drive, and there's no way to predict it and no way to fix it from home.
If you even try to troubleshoot it (reset etc), you could loose more data (music you've already stored to the system). If you try to access 'stored' music- the error will continue. Also, every time you turn the system off, it checks your HDD, and will probably cause the 802 or 801 errors to display again.
The "Format Unsupported" message may be related, but usually temporary. The 802 (and also 801) errors mean irreversible HDD damage so it doesn't matter.
Call Bose tech support immediately.. They can repair it for $165 and give a new 1 year warranty. And if it's already under warranty they will repair for free. In either case they will replace your HDD with a new one, and transfer any salvaged music files from your existing drive to the new drive.

May 31, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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Bose Lifestyle sound system shows "Failed 801"

your hard drive is about to fail or has failed.
If you can still play music from stored area and If you want to keep your songs thats stored on system, turn off at power point and take to bose auth repairer, they should be able to transfer songs across to new hard drive.
I have same problem, this is a common problem with bose.... not good for how much they are. Hard drive is left of cd tray, on its side.
hope this helps :)

Mar 29, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 38 DVD Home Entertainment...

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System does not work

try update cd,,,, i might work..
if its hard drive normally says error code, might be somthing like mother board...

Sep 22, 2008 | BOSE48 - Lifestyle 48 Home Entertainment...

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Lifestyle 48 Stuck Error 002

My husband left the power unplugged overnight, and by the next morning everything worked fine. Mystery!

Sep 08, 2008 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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Life style error codes 801 & 802

Hi, I had the same problem, they had to replace my harddrive and the dvd, lost all my music, 145 cds, just got it back, it now works fine,

good luck


Dec 31, 2007 | Bose Lifestyle 38 DVD Home Entertainment...

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Life style error codes 801 & 802

When being in contact with BOSE support i got the message that "FAILED 802 Call Bose" refers to issues with the harddisk not being identified.
In my case I had to send the unit to BOSE support. I replaced the existing disk with an identical unformated one but some more actions are needed. The question is what .......

Nov 18, 2007 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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Bose Lifestyle 48 Error code 801

We had this problem. I called Bose, and they reported that the 801 error is a hard drive problem. The unit started squealing while I was on the phone to support, and the guy heard it. Said the hard drive was failing.

$200 to ship the unit to Bose to replace the drive. Wish they had a secret warantee for what seems like a common problem.

Oct 01, 2007 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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