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Boze AV3-2-1 Media Center

The Center will not turn on using the button on top or the remote. I have unplugged an waited several times with no luck. When it is first plugged in there is a green glow. This glow then disapears. What can I do? Is the system shot?

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  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    me too. remote sesor no longer goes from red to green. Changed batteries in remote. leaving speakers unplugged for a while, now.


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I have the same system, my problem is when you turn the sound on it goes off in like 2 seconds. not the system but the sound. any answers for me? thanks

Posted on Jul 10, 2012

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SOURCE: When I plug in my cinemate system the green light

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Bose Cinemate Sr1 volume keeps auto turning off when not in use

Hi, All. First, thank you for suggestions posted. Next, I have unplugged both the subwoofer and the center channel speaker, left them unplugged for a minute or two, then re-plugged them in. However this did not correct the problem for me. When I pause the television for five or 10 minutes for example, the Bose volume automatically shuts off. This is a major inconvenience. I suppose if nobody can address this issue with the remedy here, I shall have to call Bose and see if they can assist. Any other ideas or suggestions? Meanwhile thank you very much.

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Many Mitsubishi projection TVs have bad control panel switches. These switches...

Many Mitsubishi projection TVs have bad control panel switches.
These switches fail and lock up the TV's computer, disabling everything.
If you can unhook the control panel, the TV will work fine with the remote.

Remove the speaker grill. Pull on the sides, it should come loose with a little effort.
Remove the access panel by removing the 4-6 screws using a philips screwdriver.
Follow wires from control panel inside to the connector labeled "DZ".
These will be the thinner wires, not the thick ones that go to the video jack.
Unhook this connector and the TV should work with the remote.

You can replace the switches, but the Mitsubishi buttons sometimes will just fail again. Using another brand of switch may be more reliable.
Better to just use the remote and let the buttons be useless. Nobody uses these usually anyways.

Some models will require you to unplug the TV for a minute, and then plug it back in and wait about 2 minutes before the TV will work again (reboot the microprocessor inside). The biggest issue with repairing your TV by unplugging the control panel like this, is that you no longer have the green LED on the front panel. Many Mitsubishi TVs will flash the green LED for about 90 seconds and then the TV is ready to turn on. Without this panel connected, you just have to remember that you need to wait 90 seconds after plugging in AC power before the TV will be functional.

If this fix does not help resolve your "dead" set issue, you likely have a bad power supply or bad signal board. The way to know is to check the +5 volt standby line inside. You can check this on the same connector to the front control panel for an easy check, without opening up the back. Just check all the pins and one of them should have the +5 volt standby sending power to the switches. Use the outside of the video jack as your cold ground. Thanks and good luck!

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Ive had the same problem, basically happens anytime we lose power or if it gets unplugged. Great speakers, poor design. Im not having any luck this time. Gonna try leaving it unplugged longer, like days this time. The remote feels like the problem, any button just causes the TV/VCR/AUX/ect row to blink, can't program it or anything. Seems like this is a common problem

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How to I program Bose Cinemate remote to Dish Network remote

The most sure-fire method for this is a Power Scan if this works when you are done you'll need to press the "AUX" button before using the remote to control the equipment.

Power Scan AUX
1.) With the desired equipment on, press and hold the correct AUX button until all mode button backlights illuminate (about 3 seconds), then release.
2.) press 0 for a TV, press 1 for a VCR/DVD, press 2 for any other device, then press *.
Press and release the large red Power button.
3.) Press the Up button once a second while pointing the remote at the desired equipment. If the code for the equipment comes up, the equipment will power off.
Press the POUND (#) button. If the code entered is valid for the remote, the mode light flashes three times.
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Are you saying ONLY the remote doesn't turn it on? In other words - does the unit seem fine when operated manually?

Try this advice:

"Dead" Remotes Can Be Saved

How to Re-Start Your "Dead" Remote Control

This only takes about a minute and will restart 1 in 3 "Dead" Original Remote Controls. Good Luck!


Step 1- Pull the batteries out of the remote and leave them out until Step 4.

Step 2- Press and release each and every button one at a time on the remote control until every button has been pressed and released at least once!

Step 3- If your remote has slide switches, you must move the switch to each position then repeat the button pushing in Step 2.

(When you're done, be sure to put the slide switch in the correct position to operate the unit the remote came with!)

Step 4- Put the batteries back into the remote, being very careful to install them correctly.

New batteries should be used if you're not sure about the old ones.

Step 5- Try the remote.

Special Note:

If you have a digital camera, camcorder or camera phone you can test the remote to see if it is emitting a signal. Face the remote towards the lens of the digital unit until you can see the front of the remote. Depress any button on the remote. You should see a light (steady, blink or flashing) being emitted from the remote. If you do then the problem might not be the remote but the sensor on the unit.

If it works, Great!

If not, it's time to call 1-800-Remotes or use this website to order a new remote.

Find new or replacement remotes:

eBay: search for "(model) remotes", check the 'include description

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Turn the system on from the front of the main unit, then use the remote to turn the unit on and off after that.

Is it really hot?

Make sure there is nothing blocking the front 
display where signals are received. 
• Aim more directly at the media center. 
• Move closer to the system. 
The control range of the remote is roughly 
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Note: On some systems, the Acoustimass 
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On 220-240V models only, turn the 
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On dual-voltage systems only, set 
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