Question about Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf System

2 Answers

Bose lifestyle model 5 music center

Hi I plugged in a power supply (from different unit different plug) into the system controll port. Unit works, cd plays, i hooked up to a different amplifier music plays, when you connect to original amplifier the amp does not come on. I opened up the unit, two resistors inline with this port are blown (can't read the value of resistor) I need a schematic. I have background on servicing units just don't have access to service manuals

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: bose lifestyle model 5 music center

Bose lifestyle 5 series III does not play any CD or DVD, it keeps saying unsupported formated . Can anyone offer suggestions.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

Re: bose lifestyle model 5 music center - Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf System Audio Shelf Systems


Posted on Dec 01, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can't power up my BOSE 1995 Lifestyle Model 5 Music Center

you might want to google the service manual for the system as i did. this will show you how to take it apart. after doing so check the solder points along the dc power jack( power adapter plug on the unit). i was having the same issue and carefully inspected all the components... i resoldered the dc power jack and viola! powers up. btw, my system is bose acoustimass 5 music center model 5 (1995). good luck!

Aug 07, 2012 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

1 Answer

Not good surround sound Is the bose lifestyle 5 support 5.1 surround sound?

The Bose Lifestyle 5 is not a 5.1 surround sound system. It is a 2.1 sound system, meaning it is stereo with a subwoofer/bass unit. Having two speakers that can be angled in different directions, the Bose Lifestyle 5 employs Bose direct/reflecting technology,providing greater audio presence. Still, it is definitely not a surround sound system.

Jan 24, 2010 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

1 Answer

There is power to the unit. But we can not get any sound. the remote works. tried mute nothing.please help

Make sure that your speakers are plugged in correctly and wires aren't shorting out. also try plugging your equipment into another input on the unit. Make sure the any switches on the Bass unit (subwoofer/Amp) are switched on.
Good Luck!

Dec 27, 2009 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

1 Answer

Need a power cord for a Bose Lifestyle Model 5 Music Center. Seriel #U288342.

that is a ac adaptor for the ls5 think it's a 12ac not dc output ,be careful. get one from bose.

Oct 09, 2009 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

1 Answer

Bose Lifestyle 5 speakers(woofer + 5 double cubes)

I repaired the contol unit per instructions from a post at FixYa.

Sep 11, 2009 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

1 Answer

Ive got bose lifestyle model 5 system and have just bought a samsung led tv, how to I connect up the bose to the tv??

There should be an AUDIO OUT left and right rca input/output plugs on the back of te TV; according to this, ( the inputs for the audio are right next to the FM antenna port/plug so, if you have one of these; ( just plug them in to the AUDIO OUT on your TV, and into the INPUT on your Bose system.

Aug 12, 2009 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

1 Answer

No LED Display On The Bose Lifestyle Model 5 Music Center

Hi, you have to replace the 100uf capacitors c14 c15 c16 c17 and c19 on the digital board, that will cure your LED fad problem.


Jun 25, 2009 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

1 Answer

Can i use my lifestyle 5 to other cd player?

Yes. But you need your Model 5 music center connected. Just like any receiver. -Without the main LS head unit, this will not be able to turn on.

May 28, 2009 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

1 Answer

Lifestyle 12, NO AUDIO and a DEAD DISPLAY

You are correct. The display unit is separate from the audio issue. I have tired to work on a few of these units over the years.

Bose is so proprietary in thier electronics and repair that the average electronics technician cannot service them.

Your only luck it to send the units in for service. If you are dead set on wanting the bose units then, $250 may be worth the repair charges to you.

If I was you, I would retire the Bose equipment and go to my local electronics store to purchase a different brand unit.

Jan 29, 2009 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

3 Answers

Bose lifestyle 5


I cannot exactly solve this issue but I can make a comment based on investigation. Lots of people have this issue but there are very few comments to help solve the issue unfortunately.

I have the same issue and have been able eliminate various things because I have a second complete Bose Lifestyle 5 system.

It is clear the issue does not lie in the Sub and is related to the Music centre unit. I can use a second identical music centre to power my sub just fine and my broken Music centre cannot drive my second sub.

Now the issue is knowing where to track down R428 in the music centre which is the suggested fix to this issue. I have opened my unit and there are resistors various Resistors in the 400 range but no R428.

If anyone can help with the location of R428 in the Music Centre I would be very grateful.


Nov 06, 2008 | Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Bose LifeStyle 5 Series-III CD Shelf System Logo

7,672 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Bose Audio Shelf Systems Experts

Ben Armstrong

Level 2 Expert

332 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Jonathon summesfield

Level 2 Expert

284 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides