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Bose lifestyle model 5 /Acoustimass 25 sub power problem

I have no apparent power to the receiver, have checked the transformer, it is good, previous post suggest it is a capacitor problem or a fuse....if it is a fuse is it in the sub and how do I get in there? I got inside the receiver and there is no "apparent" damage.....need advice js

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I have no power to the sub and i am also wondering what I can do to fix this.

  • quickfixx Feb 26, 2009

    No power to the main unit.

  • loveindy Mar 20, 2009

    No display, no lites at all. disc wont spin. Transformer output about 14 vac, normal and in accordance with the rated output. There must be a fuse on the circuit board, but I dont see it. Just resistors, transistors, diodes, etc. No clip in fuses, no soldered in fuses. But there must be a fuse, because thats the way engineers design systems to prevent fires. Where's the darn fuse?

    loveindy@cox.net

  • quality-1st May 19, 2009

    no power to the main module and no volume control on the receiver/head unit. any ideas on self repair to avoid sending it back for a hefty repair bill to bose?

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Open or leaking components will look OK but, may not function as designed. Rather than create more problems, please consider whether the unit is worth repairing by a pro/tech, if so, do so.

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Have you try plugging in the power cord.. Switch off the power cord.

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I cannot exactly solve this issue but I can make a comment based on investigation. Lots of people have this issue but there are very few comments to help solve the issue unfortunately.

I have the same issue and have been able eliminate various things because I have a second complete Bose Lifestyle 5 system.

It is clear the issue does not lie in the Sub and is related to the Music centre unit. I can use a second identical music centre to power my sub just fine and my broken Music centre cannot drive my second sub.

Now the issue is knowing where to track down R428 in the music centre which is the suggested fix to this issue. I have opened my unit and there are resistors various Resistors in the 400 range but no R428.

If anyone can help with the location of R428 in the Music Centre I would be very grateful.

Thanks,
Jeff

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