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Life style error codes 801 & 802

I Have problem with stored cd,s displays code errors 801 & 802

I just installed in my system bose the lifestyle VS-2 works well but I appear on the screen of the system error 802 and 801

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Re: life style error codes 801 & 802

Hi, I had the same problem, they had to replace my harddrive and the dvd, lost all my music, 145 cds, just got it back, it now works fine,

good luck


Posted on Jan 18, 2008

Re: life style error codes 801 & 802

Unfortunately my Lifestyle is dead after getting these errors!
Bose will fix it - replace it if necessary - but at a cost!!!

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VS 2 not found

Try unplugging both the main console (lifestyle) as well as the power to the vs-2. (IT's the black cord). You have to wait 30 - 60s. This worked for me after also making sure the video was set to "NTSC Progressive" (you can do that by turning the bose off, holding down enter, and then pressing store twice till you get to "video". Then use the volume arrows to select NTSC Progressive.)

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Same problem LS 38< two years, error 802, unplug and erase umusic

Sounds like hard drive is failing, 802 and 801 is hard drive problem. i have same problem. only fixable by bose repair man... tryed to change hard drive myself, changed over, looks same as playing but no sound. hope this helps:) common problem with bose other than that i have had not other probs.

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Error code 10 during sound calibration

Please ensure that you have turned on the Accoustimass module, this can cause communication errors when calibrating. Also check that all connections are correctly plugged in as if one is not quite sat right this may give the error, just try unplugging them and plug them back in.

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Bose lifestyle fault code 802 hi there- i have a bose lifestyle 48 and on display it reads format unsupported when i try to listen to cd's gut not on dvd's - in addition i am unable to store music into the...

Unfortunately, an 802 error is bad. That means hard drive (HDD) failure. This can happen to any hard disc drive, and there's no way to predict it and no way to fix it from home.
If you even try to troubleshoot it (reset etc), you could loose more data (music you've already stored to the system). If you try to access 'stored' music- the error will continue. Also, every time you turn the system off, it checks your HDD, and will probably cause the 802 or 801 errors to display again.
The "Format Unsupported" message may be related, but usually temporary. The 802 (and also 801) errors mean irreversible HDD damage so it doesn't matter.
Call Bose tech support immediately.. They can repair it for $165 and give a new 1 year warranty. And if it's already under warranty they will repair for free. In either case they will replace your HDD with a new one, and transfer any salvaged music files from your existing drive to the new drive.

May 31, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

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System does not work

try update cd,,,, i might work..
if its hard drive normally says error code, might be somthing like mother board...

Sep 22, 2008 | BOSE48 - Lifestyle 48 Home Entertainment...

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Lifestyle 48 locked up

Just got off phone with Bose support with this very problem during install of a VS-2 software updtae to an older LS48 system. (Bose support personnel were very helpful on phone - and walked me through procedure to solve). I presume you unplugged and replugged power supply with no resolution. In that case, unplug power supply, wait 30 seconds and while holding down the "open/close button" and the "store" button (on media center) plug the power supply back in. Continue holding until the "Bose Lifestyle" message disappears. I presume this puts the system into a diagnostic mode, as the next steps in my case were to press and hold the "erase" button while scrolling through a menu of options using the "volume up" button. I believe it was the third "volume up" press that brought me to "FLASH" on the system screen. At that point I was told to release the "erase" button and press the enter button. The system rebooted and my VS-2 install went smoothly after that.
I'd recomend calling Bose support (800-905-2138) since your lockup occured during a CD load vs a software update (just to be on the safe side) - I was talking to a live tech support person in less than 15 seconds... a pleasant surprise.

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Life style error codes 801 & 802

When being in contact with BOSE support i got the message that "FAILED 802 Call Bose" refers to issues with the harddisk not being identified.
In my case I had to send the unit to BOSE support. I replaced the existing disk with an identical unformated one but some more actions are needed. The question is what .......

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Bose Lifestyle 48 Error code 801

We had this problem. I called Bose, and they reported that the 801 error is a hard drive problem. The unit started squealing while I was on the phone to support, and the guy heard it. Said the hard drive was failing.

$200 to ship the unit to Bose to replace the drive. Wish they had a secret warantee for what seems like a common problem.

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