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Bose lifestyle 12

No sound and display on the console is gone.Called Bose and they will give me 300.00 towards the purchased of another 5.1 channel system ,lifestyle 18.Is this what I should be doing or repairing the old unit


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Re: bose lifestyle 12

There is a solution to send your Bose in for the repair at They turn the unit around fast and are lots cheaper than what Bose quoted me.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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