Question about Bose SoundDock digital music system Docking Station for iPod - White (35703)
Iphone won't play music when bose docking station on battery.
Problem is intermittent. It always plays when the dock is on AC power but either won't start or sometimes stops playing the music when on Battery.
I am certain there is enough "juice" in the bose speaker and iphone. Sometimes an error message appears that "this device is not compatible..." or "would you like to switch to airplane mode".
This is an 8gb 3G iphone.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem that the ipod would onl play when I pulled it forward in the dock. Looking closely, I saw that some of the pins on the left hand side of the connector were bent forward, so I bent them back with a needle:
(ie. pushing the pins to the right, as shown here). This solved the problem for me.
If your connector is too far gone, I suggest looking to:
for a new connector for £3-4 or
for a whole PCB (Printed Circuit Board) replacement for £10-15.
Hope this helps...
Posted on May 01, 2009
The new SoundDock II charges your new iPod touch and is fully compatible all iPods and the iPhone 3G. Also the SoundDock Portable will do this.
Better news-> Call Bose. They can upgrade the 30-pin connector to charge via USB-only and function with the remote as well. $99. This will make your iPod touch 100% compatible and somewhat future-proof your SoundDock. If the SoundDock was purchased within 90 days (at full retail price), they will do the upgrade for a smaller fee or even free I think.. (new 1 year warranty given with repair/mod) btw- This is an Apple issue, not a Bose issue. All 3rd party iPod connection devices had to make this change at some point.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
This is true. The new iPod nano is not compatible with the original SoundDock. This only means that it won't charge the iPod's power. Audio should be okay. This is an Apple issue. They changed the way almost all of their iPods charge (except the iPod classic). Bose can upgrade the SoundDock for their normal repair fee of $99. This would also you a new 1 year warranty.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
I have been looking for sometime and have finally found a 3rd party power converter. Another solution is to send your docking station to Bose and for $99.00 they will repin the dock so charging will work. The converter and adapter only cost about $30.00. Here is the link to the site I ordered from. I just ordered it so I am not abot to confirm functionality yet.....
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
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