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My Bose media center has developed a hum. Stops for a few sec. with disc drawer open & will resume the hum after a few sec. will this need Bose servicing?

Made in Ireland serial #027752352570466AZ. I have the European cord adapted to 120v outlet.

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Sounds like faulty capacitors in unit

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