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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

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  • junkin Dec 02, 2007

    sound comes and goes while on surround sound during movies cd player radio etc... we have checked all connections. we have turned device off and unplugged in order to reset. still the problem continues.

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    radio and everthing dead,nothing,fuse was blown in power supply,replaces ,still nothing,no lights,no sound,no cd need wiring diagrams

  • boatdriver Feb 19, 2008

    I am having the identical problem and appears the Acoustimass is shorted out...however I do not know how to OPEN THE UNIT.Please advise so that I can at least identify the problem and maybe get the same feedback from


  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    I am also searching for the same pin conection . but for the time beeing i have conected pin 1and 2 for steereo input ,ground to outer sheild . it is working alright .

    My remote is not working please guide me how to reset the remote.

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

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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.

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