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My bose companion 3 is heating up very quickly and then has a static noise that overpowers the music

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Initially, the 14 seconds interval is significant. This is indicative that whatever fault it is, it is coupled to a time-based circuitry. The time-based circuitry need not be complicated. it can actually be a simple resistor/capacitor network. The capacitor takes a certain amount of time to charge and then discharge (14 seconds, 'whoomp'). Having said this, then the foremost suspect would be an electrolytic capacitor, probably low value (1~4.7uF), probably a coupler/decoupler. Of course the capacitor serving other functions could very well be the culprit as well.

Corrective measure would entail, identifying/determining which capacitor and replacement. Tedious as it may sound, each capacitor would then have to be tested for capacitance and leakage out of circuit or at least 1 leg un-soldered.

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Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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This is a common problem it seems with the electronics within the speaker set. (Companion 3 with sub and remote pod, aka, 'puck' = help desk support term)
I bought the multimedia speaker set in 2004 and had it replaced in 2005 because the 'puck' would not turn on (no orange light nor green light.) So I called help desk and they accepted the warranty exchange and I mailed the entire system (speakers and all) back to Bose in Markham, Ontario, Canada and they sent it back several weeks later. It worked 5-6 years after that as it is 2009 now, and it has the same problem again (no light on the puck). So I called help desk again and was ran through the same tests again (on/off, power plug off, various audio inputs, etc.) and the guy said to mail it in and they'd fix it as a non-warranty item. Cost: $85(Cdn) for repair + taxes, and $39 for remote pod.
So the sound that I got to enjoy from the Companion 3 system was amazing but electronic quality is very poor. For a set that cost above most other home user sets at FS and BB, it is substandard longevity.
I like Bose and have no complaints about the sound, but I will not buy another Bose multimedia package because at $350 (in 2004), I would expect it to outlast other sets. My friend bought a Logitech speaker set from another company in 2003 and is laughing at me as he realizes this is my second set and it hasn't even lasted as long as his own set.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Does the Bose companion 3 have an internal fuse?

Yes. The companion 3 system can be repaired for $75. Call Bose at 800-367-4008. They will also give you a new 1 year warranty.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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Hello,

I have had totally the same problem before, and I have discovered that it is actually because of the electric current running through the speakers when the volume is low or muted.

I am afraid to tell you that the only solution to this problem is to raise the volume, as it is not a malfunction in the speakers but in the electric current running through them.

Good luck.

Posted on Dec 16, 2010

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Another possibility: make sure both speakers are at least ten inches away from any router.

Posted on Feb 17, 2011

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My speakers work but there is a lot of static. Can you help?


wrong connection in the back of the computer? it could also be low quality sound card try plugging them into your music player see if static is still there than its the AMP on the speakers if not its crappy sound card. good luck you can try USB sound card for around 20$ on amazon.com

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Try another set of speakers to eleiminate the BOSE speakers as being the issue (even cheap ones will do). If the problem does not re-occur, the issue is with the speakers.
If all the speaker jacks are plugged in correctly, I would consider returning this set, as it looks like the issue is within the circuitry of the Woofer

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I have the Bose Companion 3 Series II speakers. I ordered them through the Bose website. However, I continuously hear static. Mute, low volume, with music, etc. I hear static noise. The only way to...


Hello,

I have had totally the same problem before, and I have discovered that it is actually because of the electric current running through the speakers when the volume is low or muted.

I am afraid to tell you that the only solution to this problem is to raise the volume, as it is not a malfunction in the speakers but in the electric current running through them.

Good luck.

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That is probably happened to an aging speaker.

Consider buying a new one or try to rewire the coil inside the speaker magnet.

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Another possibility: make sure both speakers are at least ten inches away from any router.

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Does the Bose companion 3 have an internal fuse?


Yes. The companion 3 system can be repaired for $75. Call Bose at 800-367-4008. They will also give you a new 1 year warranty.

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Loud popping and static-vol ctrl has no effect on noise


Bose will not release their schematics or parts lists, effectively giving them a monopoly on repair of their units. If you check their web site, www.bose.com, you'll find that they will repair your unit for $100 or possibly give you $200 credit towards a new model. Before you take them up on either offer, you might want to check out the new lines of HD radios. Better souind quality, MUCH lower prices than a Bose.

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Where Can I purchase a bose companion 5 control pod?


Hi,
You can purchase it from amazon, click here Amazon com bose control pod and choose, which one fits to you.
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