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BOSE DOESNT TURN ON AFTER PLUGGING TO A 220-240V PLUG AND ITS ONLY 120 VOLTS

Hi my bose sound system 321 is bought in the USA, 120 volts 50-60hz 300W and was working with a samsonite power converter in singapore. I brought the system to philippines and accidentally plugged it in the 220-240 volts plug and the display went on for 10 seconds and went off and it doesnt on again. brought the system to an electronics store and tried all converters but they are all 100-110 volts and no 120 volts converter so i assume only the samsonite one works since its 120 volts. i didnt bring the samsonite plug so thats all the info i have. what is the problem!?!?!?!?!?!? is it just that it will not turn on or is it a fuse or something worse?!?!?! i cant stand it its 2 days old.....

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It sounds like you hav blown a fuse. Hopefully just a fuse, connecting a 110 to a 240 will hurt.
Most equipment survives short term high voltage but sometimes it just can't take it.
if it's not the fuse then it's very likely damaged the power supply which will require the expert help of a technician..
good luck !
Ps the 321 is a very nice bit of kit..

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You probably blew up several components in the power
supply circuit, but yes it can be fixed.
Just take it down to your local TV repair shop.
Oh wait, those don't exist anymore.

-John

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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try to check your ac cord may there's a loose contact between transforner outlet and ac cord of your system

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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1) Make sure the TV is set to the correct Video Input to see the video from DVDs on the Bose system.
• Make sure a DVD is in the disc tray.
• If the TV is connected to the media center using the HDMI cable:
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Back when I was a professional sound engineer and toured abroad, we used a device called an auto-former. These changed the frequency and voltage as needed. Unfortunately the first time I went to England I forgot about this, could not find any pre-built ones and had to spend nearly a week designing and fabricating 8 of them....

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You probably blew up several components in the power
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