Question about Bose Audio Players & Recorders
Had to do a factory restore; now my pod for muting won't work on my Bose Companion 3 Series 2 Speakers.I've unplugged everything pertaining to them and it still doesn't work. My speaker system is just a little over 2 years old, and I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. Also, the speakers take turns working.. First it's the left and then the right and then they work together. I've jiggled the cords and it seems to make them work after... Not really sure how to fix this... Please help?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try to trace your problem inside the main circuitry of the jacks ( open it and see on the solder side of the Printed circuit board(where all the electronic components and soldered/welded if there are loose connections (small cracks... use magnifying glass if you have one) then solder them.
also check for the transistor amplifiers and output capacitors....
check also for the connectivity of all wirings!
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
Your problem is simple; if you are using a player that does not have the 'center, rear right and rear left' functions, then those select speakers won't play anything. This happens to me a lot when I plug in my CD player to listen to my music because the CD player does not support those individual speakers; I can only hear the right and left, the speakers that it DOES support. If you are using a system that does have these functions, then I can't really help you there....
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
SOURCE: Looking for a control pod.
I recently had a similar problem. In my case the left speaker had no sound. Finally traced the problem to a broken wire inside the control pod plug, which I destroyed by dissecting it. For those who have the experience, or know someone who does, purchase a new plug, which a Mini DIN 8 pin (RS-422 standard). It should be available at any good electronic parts store. Solder new plug on to cable, which requires a fine electronic soldering iron and a fair bit of skill (the wires are very fine).
Look at the plug (from the rear); you will see it comprises a top row of 3 pins equaly spaced; a middle row of 3 pins (there is room for 4 pins but one pin is missing just left of centre); a bottom row of 2 pins. I numbered these as follows:
8 o 7 o 6 o
5 o 4 o 3 o
2 o 1 o
The wire from the controller comprises 8 coloured cores and a bare core. The wiring of the eight cores are as follows:
DIN CORE PCB
pin 8 - brown 8
pin 7 - red 7
pin 6 - orange 6
pin 5 - yellow 5
pin 4 - green 4
pin 3 - blue 3
pin 2 - white 2
pin 1 - black 9
body clamp - bare wire - G
In case your coloured cores vary from mine I have also listed the pin each one goes to on the printed circuit board plug, which will let you identify the colours.
Posted on Feb 04, 2008
AUX usually refers to an INPUT, such as a CD player, etc. No signal comes out of a standard AUX jack, unless it specifically says "Aux speaker output". Instead, look for another speaker output jack, such as remote speaker, B speakers, etc. You may only have one set of speaker output jacks, in which case you would need to connect your wireless speaker to the speaker output jacks along with your main speakers, or buy a little speaker selector switch box to switch between main and wireless speakers. There's usually no harm in connecting more than one speaker set to the same outputs, though it is technically not recommended. In the real world, just don't crank it too loud and you'll be fine. The wireless speaker MIGHT run off of a standard line output also, if the wireless speaker has its own power amplifier.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
Sounds like you need to take them back for exchange. A new electronic product is most likely to fail in the first few months, when any weak or defective parts that made it through final test at the factory decide to **** out after a few hours of use. This is a very common situation, especially nowadays with manufacturers buying the cheapest parts they can find, and the general public crying out for lower prices instead of paying more money for better quality. Bose has traditionally been "top of the line" stuff, but even they have to cut corners to keep prices low and sell stuff in this economy.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
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