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How do I get the buzz to stop in the bose lifestyle model 20? A cd got stuck so I finally got the top off removed the cd and the magazine and the buzz is still there. I do not care if the thing plays cd's. I was just testing a cd I had burned. The bose unit runs my 'house music'. So all I need it for is to run the house speakers... don't even use the radio!

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  • sunshineinri Jul 07, 2010

    The problem is in the Bose unit itself. There are no issues with the speakers. The Bose unit makes a buzzing sound with the magazine out. the cd is no longer stuck in the unit either. I had to remove the top of the case to get the cd and magazine out. Everything is in tact in the unit. When I plug it in with nothing else connected to the unit it buzzes like it is trying to eject the cd and the mechanism keep grinding away. Thank you.

  • sunshineinri Jul 07, 2010

    There is NO faulty speaker.

    The Bose unit is NOT connected to any speakers. It buzzes not connected to speakers.

    The problem is not the speakers.

    The problem is in the Bose unit.

  • sunshineinri Jul 07, 2010

    The bose unit makes the buzzing noise when connected to speakers. The speakers are properly connected.
    The bose unit started making the noise when the cd was stuck inside of it.
    It seems no one there understands what I am talking about and I am very disappointed in your service.

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I would check the ground wires and their connections. One of the connections may be loose, have a bad connector or even a break in the wires. If you are iside the Bose system already, check the ground connections for a clean contact surface.

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  • sunshineinri Jul 08, 2010

    All of the connections seem to be fine. Is there any way to disconnect the motor? I just want the noise to stop. Don't need the cd function.

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    Greg W. Jul 09, 2010

    You are going to have to open the case by removing the surrounding screws that secure the cover on. I DO NOT suggest you do this unless the system has been unplugged for at least 72 HOURS. The system can hold a charge that can put you at risk of electric shock. If you decide to open the case after the 72 wait period, there should be a connector plugged in the cd player that is wired to the electrical board. Remove the connector and it should disarm the cd player. If there is no connector, let me know and I will assist you further. Just a quick note, we are all here to help you. Nobody wants to make you feel as if we don't care about your problem. It is difficult for us to understand exactly what is being described because some of us use different terminology than others to describe sounds. Most of us are familiar with a buzzing noise from an electrical unit as being a bad ground. Please keep me updated. Thank you.

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Hi there the buzz that you are getting is cause by one of the speaker,this mean one the speakers is faulty.You can identify the faulty speaker by should connect the speakers one at a time and test them by playing a CD this will identify the faulty speaker.

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  • Hilton Bristol Jul 07, 2010

    It seem as if the CD drive is bad the grinding which you hear is coming from a small motor which spin the CD when playing music and that small motor seem to be faulty.

  • sunshineinri Jul 07, 2010

    How do I disconnect the small motor?

  • Hilton Bristol Jul 07, 2010

    Hi there thanks for replying i will do the best i can to find a solution the problem, as i mention earlier the tiny motor which cause the CD to spin when you are playing music,is faulty or damage,and need to be fix.You should take it to the nearest repair center.
    Thank you

  • Hilton Bristol Jul 08, 2010

    Hi usually when this kind of problem occur Bose technictions is best to handle it, because it is a very technical task you can contact them: US customers, for personal assistance with your product service questions please email support@bose.com or call us toll-free at 1-877-210-3782.
    For the best possible service, please have your product nearby when you call.

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  • sunshineinri Jul 08, 2010

    I do not want to spend $300 to get the cd player working. All I want to do is stop the buzzing.


    So I am not pleased with the Fixya solution as I already knew I could call Bose directly. That does not take a genius or a fee to figure out!


    So I have wasted my time with fixya.com.

  • Hilton Bristol Jul 08, 2010

    I understand but unfortunately i am out of ideas so would leave your question open and another expert will assist you.


    Thank you

  • sunshineinri Jul 08, 2010

    I fixed it myself! It was the motor that ejects the magazine. There is a small black button in the back of the magazine chamber. It slides left to right and must be the "switch" for ejecting the magazine. the noise stopped and everything works!

  • Hilton Bristol Jul 08, 2010

    Ok i am please to know your problem solve

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Are you hearing a buzzing sound from the speakers on your home stereo system? Maybe the buzz is only when the music is turned up very loud. Maybe the buzzing sound only comes when there are deep bass notes, or maybe your speakers buzz all the time. In any case, here are a few simple steps to determining whether it is your speakers that are the problem, or another stereo component.
Things You'll Need:

  • Home stereo system
  • Any other head unit besides your primary one
  • RCA cable, stereo
  • Copper/silver speaker connector wire

Remove any covering over the paper or synthetic sound cone on the face of your speakers. Most stereo speakers will either have a screw-on metal grate or a cloth shield mounted on a frame with tabs that pop out with a screwdriver. To determine if the buzzing is coming from your speaker cones, you first need to expose them.
Wash your hands and inspect the face each of your speaker cones in turn by visually looking for rips or tears that could be the source of the buzzing. Run your finger along each seam of each speaker cone, looking for small gaps that are created when very light pressure is applied. The speaker cone is very delicate, and the smallest rip or gap will create that buzzing sound in your stereo speakers that makes you cringe.
Testing the speakers with another audio source will be necessary if the first steps have not solved the problem. Disconnect all cables that connect your home stereo speakers to the head unit. These will either be RCA cables or the twin-shielded slim silver-and-copper wire variety that plug into black and red pull tabs on the back of the speaker.
Use a friend's stereo head unit and plug in the RCA or connector wires. You need a home stereo system to test whether it is your head unit that is causing the buzzing, rather than the speakers. Make sure you use a head unit with a similar wattage and ohm rating as your own. If you aren't sure what this means, check the manual that came with your unit.
Fire up the speakers using the other stereo head unit and check for the buzzing. If there is no buzzing coming from the speakers, your head unit needs to be serviced. If the buzz persists and your speakers have no visible rips or tears, there is something wrong with the inner voice coils or amplifiers. Unless you are an audio expert, this is the point where you will need to take the speakers in for service or replace them.
Tips & Warnings
  • To avoid blowing your speakers in the first place, always use them with the stereo system they came with or one with the same or similar wattage and ohm rating.
  • Be extremely careful when exposing and touching the face of your speakers. You should have clean hands and use as little pressure as possible.

Hope it helps.







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  • sunshineinri Jul 06, 2010

    I have the bose unit apart. So obviously it is not hooked up to my sound system! When the bose unit is plugged in it is buzzing all by itself. It has nothing to do with speakers. In fact if I hook up the unit to my sound system it will play music but the buzzing is still coming from the unit itself. The problem is in the Bose unit itself.



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