Question about Philips WACS700 Shelf System

2 Answers

Not booting The system was working fine then one day i turned on and the centre remained in boot mode.I phoned philips they told me to press and hold the OK and Volume + buttons unplug and re plug power. We went through step 5 which was a Eprom reset but still no joy. I have previously tried holding the Source and Stop buttons which gives a report that the firmware is damaged and will be repaired by the back up, once again no joy. I bought it second hand working fine 2 weeks ago. Now i am stumped and out of pocket.Any help or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers
Re: Not booting

When the unit remains at the booting menu it is normally a sign that your Hard drive has failed. The hard drive in the wacs700 seems to run extremely hot, probably due to it's encaged location and poor airflow. It is possible to replace the drive yourself but it is fiddly.

You could send the unit back under warranty or get it repaired.

I charge £50 + cost of the HDD + postage to repair the fault.
No fix = no fee but you will need to pay for return postage. I only replace faulty Hard Drives and don't carry out other fault finding repairs. HDD Choices up to 300GB.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 476 Answers
Re: Not booting

This problem is usually caused by the ribbon cable connection between the front panel and the main unit. Sometimes the problem can be cured by disconnecting both ends of the cable.

The firmware should still be ok in this case.

There are multiple processors in the WACS700 unit, and the problem occurs when they can't talk to each other.

An authorised service agent should be able to sort the problem with a replacement cable.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Philipss music centre can't power up

If the center wont power up, then its the power supply thats the issue. If it turns on and the screen says " Booting please wait " and does nothing else then internal hard drive is at fault. Hope this helps.

Apr 22, 2014 | Philips WACS700 Shelf System

1 Answer

Philips wireless music centre model WAC 700/05 will not eject cd or recognise. displays no cd

Philips music centre model 700/05 keep on saying booting please the other one is fine but the main unit which plays CD I have try all the trobleshooting but sill the power can't turn on how can I get the setup CD Rom

Apr 09, 2013 | Philips WACS700 Shelf System

1 Answer

When plug in power cord, set turns on demo mode.No respons when press standby/on butten. By pressing tuner or any function butten, set turns off. What may cause this problem? With...

The words "Demo Stop/Clear" are right there on the left-hand control knob.

Page 13...

To activate the demonstration

 In Standby mode, press and hold DEMO

STOPçon the system until "DEMO ON" is


?žœ The demonstration will begin.

To deactivate the demonstration

 Press and hold DEMO STOP çon the system

until "DEMO OFF" is displayed.

?žœ The system will switch to Standby mode.


- Even if you remove the AC power cord and

reconnect it to the wall socket, the demonstration
will remain off until you activate it again.

Jan 22, 2011 | Philips FWC788 CD Shelf System

1 Answer

Streamiun Wac700 CENTER says can't connect to!

put units side by side and switch them both off. Plug in main unit, and using menu resort factory settings, then when it reboots, select language, and leave it there. Then connect the smaller unit and do the same thing (restore settings), they should then find each other.

Apr 27, 2009 | Philips WACS700 Shelf System

1 Answer

Not reading any cd format

Hi i have just been able to sort this problem, if your system says "NO CD" after it is inserted then the CD is not sitting right inside, solution for this is, join the philips club (free) and update the firmware and update the Gracenote software

1, insert the cd so it is in then turn it off and unplug then take another cd insert it in slowly to push the other one down a bit until it stops (may only move a couple of millimetres, you are only using the cd as it fits the slot so don’t try and insert it!!) plug the centre back in and turn the centre on, it will boot back up and eject the cd that’s still in, wait until it is fully booted and insert the cd again, that should work


2, insert the cd so it is in then turn it off and unplug then you can open the product and physically push the cd down (be careful when you take the lid off as the cd will not be fully slotted down and there are a couple of cables that can pop out but they are easy to put back and obvious) Put the lid back on and plug the centre back in and turn the centre on, it will boot back up and eject the cd that’s still in, wait until it is fully booted and insert the cd again, that should work

any probs just mail back and ill help as much as i can

Oct 21, 2008 | Philips WACS700 Shelf System

2 Answers

Wireless music center PC installer V 2.0

  1. Right click on the DMM shortcut and choose Properties.

  2. Click the Compatibility tab.

  3. Under Compatibility Mode switch on the Run this program in compatibility mode for: checkbox, and choose the appropriate operating system e.g. Windows XP (Service Pack 2). Then click OK
4. Click on the DMM icon like normal it should then install.

Aug 06, 2008 | Philips WACS700 Shelf System

1 Answer

Booting up

Probably corrupt firmware. You can re-load the backup and restore the system.
Press and hold the SOURCE and STOP buttons whilst plugging into the mains supply.

Continue to hold until recovery option appears.

If this doesn't work, then the backup firmware is corrupt too.

Dec 13, 2007 | Philips WACS700 Shelf System

3 Answers

WACS700/05 Wireless Music Centre will not Boot up

tried to hold source and stop got message firmware damaged retriving copy from backup. power turn off, hold down source only power on comes up booting up please wait but in the lite up mode, 30 seconds later everything back on

Aug 20, 2007 | Philips WACS700 Shelf System

1 Answer

Cant get it to start

To reset the system to "install" mode press & hold the "play/pause" button in the center of the unit until "AUTO INSTALL- PRESS PLAY" is displayed. If this doesn't work then the unit may be too hot! I see on the philips web site that this model has a temperature sensor & will shut itself off. I am in Spain too & the temperature inside right now is 30C!! You can download the manual at:

Jul 14, 2007 | Philips FWM355 CD Shelf System

Not finding what you are looking for?
Philips WACS700 Shelf System Logo

2,156 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Philips Audio Shelf Systems Experts


Level 3 Expert

4518 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66685 Answers

Jonathon summesfield

Level 2 Expert

284 Answers

Are you a Philips Audio Shelf System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides