First suggestion by Bose was to unplug the power cord for about 30 minutes and then plug it back and hit the Eject button...didn't work. Second suggestion was to unplug the power, tilt the unit up onto its left side and then "whack" the bottom of the left side a couple of good whacks. Worked fine and cassette would then eject.
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If this is the correct model number CD-C622 there doesn't appear to be an input. You would need an input to connect this to a television and get sound out of it. I am copying and pasting the specs "It's a stereo mini-system with 40 watts per channel, and it incorporates a
three-disc CD changer, a dual-well cassette deck, and an AM/FM tuner.
The CD-C622 is equipped with surround sound decoding and surround
speakers that add an extra ambiance to music. CD functions include
32-track programmability and repeat/random playback. The radio offers 40
station presets. The cassette deck has full-logic controls. There's a
front panel clock/timer and a multi-color fluorescent display. A
five-program equalizer gives you presets to suit different types of
music, and there's a bass boost function, too. This system also comes
with a Toslink digital audio output for recording CDs onto CD-R or
Unless the input was omitted from this listing of the specs there wouldn't be a way to connect this to a television. I recommend purchasing a sound bar.
The Bose Lifestyle 5 is not a 5.1 surround sound system. It is a 2.1 sound system, meaning it is stereo with a subwoofer/bass unit. Having two speakers that can be angled in different directions, the Bose Lifestyle 5 employs Bose direct/reflecting technology,providing greater audio presence. Still, it is definitely not a surround sound system.
Bose does not release their schematics or parts lists, effectively making themselves the only repair center for their products. Your only safe repair method is to contact the service/repair center at www.bose.com. They will likely offer you a flat rate repair or credit towards the purchase of a new unit.
Unplug the system. Turn the entire unit upside down. The CDs will eject. After I tried this (found it online somewhere), it worked fine for about 2 months. Now it suddenly turns on by itself and ejects CDs (creepy). But at least the original problem was solved.
to get the digital you have to have the digital optical line or the coax rca jack digital audio connection from device to stereo reciever to get the dolby digital surround sound to work , otherwise you can only get a virtual surround sound from the reciever( no dolby digital )
There are some repair instructions available at www.AnyoneCanFixIt.com in the electronics section that will show you how to release the CD magazine and fix the problem where the unit will not play the CDs (you will hear a buzzing, buzzing, buzzing, and nothing will load or play).
You will not get 'surround sound' from this set only stereo sound. The Video/Aux jack at the back of the unit is an input terminal. You can connect the audio part of your TV(if it has a Line Out jack), dvd player or video game console to this input to get the sound through the stereo system. Use a male-to-male RCA cable to make the connection, they are color coded (Red and White). Press the "Video/Aux" button to select the input terminal.