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I plugged my 110v bose sound link 30 into a 220v outlet since . than its playing intermittently with out the bass

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There is a good chance the device is damaged beyond repair and it may require replacement.

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SOURCE: Bose Companion 5 110v/220v short circuit

The fact that everything but the power amp is still working, it could be only a fuse protecting the output that needs replacement although this fuse is probably circuit-wise after the main fuse you have already replaced and could be soldered on the board. Worst case, the output modules are blown and require replacement and depending on the power level it may be worth repairing instead of replacing.
Most modern electronic devices can be set or adapted to line voltages from 100-240 Volts and a good percentage of the devices, using the common switched mode power supply don't need any changes made by the user since they can be inherently 'auto-ranging.'

Posted on Apr 10, 2010

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The fact that everything but the power amp is still working, it could be only a fuse protecting the output that needs replacement although this fuse is probably circuit-wise after the main fuse you have already replaced and could be soldered on the board. Worst case, the output modules are blown and require replacement and depending on the power level it may be worth repairing instead of replacing.
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Does the Bose companion 3 have an internal fuse?


Yes. The companion 3 system can be repaired for $75. Call Bose at 800-367-4008. They will also give you a new 1 year warranty.

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Sound cuts out from time to time


Hi, your system has some problem on the bass module which overheats the thermal sensors built in the bass module/subwoofer. I recommend that you bring the bass module to the Bose service center near your location.

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Also do note tha this procedure applies only to Series II Lifesytle System and does not include the Series IV (with the smaller bass module).

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