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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 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.
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
SOURCE: Bose Lifestyle 48 Series IV
hate to stae the obvious and painfull answer, but that nees to go back to the shop where if the sales guy cant get it sorted for you it could be a firmware crash and tus a warranty replacement, i know the manual is not that good in this specif area. and a non warranty reset may cost money, if warranty does not cover this specific area of adventure as it is possible they could blame the content of the media being corrupted in some way, could be ahrd one.
however you could try remoing the disk and resetting the system according to manual frist.
good luck ;-)
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
SOURCE: How to open the case?
You dont have to open it, i have the same problem and my 6 disc magazine won't come out. I tried re-setting it by powering it On-Off but no use. My system is a Lifestyle 20. Here's the solution. all you need is a small flathead screwdriver long enough to reach the notch.
1. Turn the media center unside down so that the "Manual Magazine Release" is in your upper right hand.
2. There Is "NO" latch to release so don't panic,(i did)
3. Locate the two small rectangular "Open Slot" on the side. (You need to use the Top One)
4.Using the 'Long and Slim" size screwdriver (or whatever long wire you have enough to reach inside)Push the little "U" or "Y" Shaped metal Upward (Below the Manual Release" Tag)
5. Presto, the magazine will come-out. If you have a problem, e mail me and i can walk it through with you. Hope this help, i was about to ship mine to Bose...
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
SOURCE: Cd cartridge will not eject
The top cover is held in place by xmass trees similar to the ones found in cars. There also some sticky tape in the front Just gently start prying and the top cover will come off. One that's out of the way you will see three screws that hold the guts of the unit to the bottom chassis. Remove these screws and the spring for the door and remove the CD portion. When you turn the CD potion on its back look at all of the gears for one that has slipped on its shaft. This was the problem with my unit. I was able to slip the gear back into position and put some crazy glue to hold it in place. I plugged my unit in at this point and watched as the unit was having trouble ejecting the CD I was able push on the CD with a flat blade and the CD came out and I was then able to eject. After playing with this for a few tries my unit was able to load and play any CD. I was rather surprised how easy this really was Give it a try you don't have much to loose.
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
You have probably changed the alignment of the laser.
It sounded like the laser was weak anyway.
It should be repairable.
Lasers can be realigned.
If the unit is more than 4 years old and had a bit of use, I would try and replace the laser.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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