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Lifestyle 48 locked up

Our lifestyle 48 appears to have locked up. We put a CD in and pressed store. The system appear to restart as "BOSE LIFESTYLE" appeared on the display. Now that is stuck on the display. I have turned the whole system off for over 1 hour and powered back on and it still says "BOSE LIFESTYLE" on the display. I tried just bare bones connection with only the media centre and speaker module and same thing. Is there a way to master reset? Sequence of buttons to do this? The remote does not work (the light on the media centre does not flash to say it recieved a remote signal)

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  • schaps Feb 13, 2008

    Thankyou for your advice. Although I didn't get to try it it definantly sounded like exactly what was needed.

  • schaps Feb 13, 2008

    The LS48 went into the dealer (as it was only 1 month old) who sent it repairer and the repairer replaced the mainboard. Got it back and now the VS2 does not work. Tried the BOSE support line this time and spoke to an extremely helpful person who has help me check the software version. The software version on the new mainboard is to old to detect the VS2 so an update disc is being sent out to us. Thumbs up to BOSE phone support. Thumbs down to the third party BOSE repairer.

  • laurier211 Feb 27, 2008

    hello i have the same problem,Our lifestyle 48 appears to have locked up. We put a CD in and pressed store. The system appear to restart as "BOSE LIFESTYLE" appeared on the display. Now that is stuck on the display. I have turned the whole system off for over 1 hour and powered back on and it still says "BOSE LIFESTYLE" on the display. I tried just bare bones connection with only the media centre and speaker module and same thing. Is there a way to master reset? Sequence of buttons to do this? The remote does not work (the light on the media centre does not flash to say it recieved a remote signal)Please help me

  • mkzubair May 02, 2008

    brand new otb no response only "BOSE LIFESTYLE" on screen neither remote or any buttons on the media centre work

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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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