Question about Bose SoundDock Digital Music System for Apple iPod - White
My Bose Sound Dock just makes a static ticking sound when I plug it in. Can anyone recommend a solution? or suggest what might have gone wrong?
Had the same problem, worked just to rotate the power cable into the back of the sound dock. Printing on the plug goes on top. It worked like a gem, after trying new batteries, resetting, etc...it was just an incorrectly placed plug!! Thanks for the help!! Listening now to some great music!
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
Hi Mike, I had exactly the same problem that I tracked down to the docking connector. Fortunately I run a design company so I made a replacement docking connecter board with USB Iphone charge upgrade built in. We took great care to keep the noise and channel croos talk way down. If anyone is interested then thet are for sale at www.invebo.com Forgive me for using your forum for advertising. When I had the problem I had a frustrating time - this should make it easier for Bose Dock owners.
Posted on Aug 17, 2010
Mine was also just a matter of simply rotating the power cord.
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
I had a similar problem.
If your handy..read on
Check to see if the power supply is providing +18 VDC and -18VDC.
If OK, then open the sounddock and examine the power supply connector....very very closely.
The power connector had intermittent connection to the sound dock circuit board. Looking closely (mangifing glass) you might see cracks in the solder around the connector pins. This is a cold solder agravated by rough handing of the power cord.
Resolder the pins on the connector on the bottom side of the board. Make sure the solder flows around the pin and through the board.
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
Had the same problem and suspected a bad solder joint at the power connector; see kadaro's post. Resoldered it but no success; resoldered again, this time removing the old solder (using solder braid) and adding fresh, and two 100nF blocking capacitors for good measure.
I still get occasional dropouts, though much less frequent and persistent (or so I like to imagine). I suspect the root of the problem is a faulty power supply producing spikes, noise or something, but have no 'scope or spare unit to check this.
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
Thank you so much! I rotated the cord with the writing facing up and hey presto - all working again.
Posted on Apr 09, 2013
So my speakers have done the exact same thing.. but when your all saying to rotate the power cord, i am unable to do this as there is a plastic clip which clips in.. suggesting i already have it in the right way? but unless i break this i will be unable to rotate the cable. what else can i try?
Posted on Feb 16, 2013
Hi, this happened to mine and it turned outr to be short circuit pins on thedocking connector. I got a huge quite to fix it but I found a replacement docking assembly made by Invebo.com and fixed it myself. Problem solved!!!
Posted on Oct 25, 2010
Where can I get a bose sounddock replacement cord?
Posted on Nov 18, 2010
Rotate the power cord! Works like a charm. although it appears square, the power cord is oriented to only fit in one way. Two of the four connectors have clipped corners indicating the correct way to insert into the back of the sounddock. This was very frustrating until I read the previous posts. Thanks!
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
I had the same problem. First, simply rotate the power cable where it goes into the back of the sound dock. There is a slight difference in configuration/shape. They try again. Worked immediately for me when I had the power cable plugged in correctly.
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
Mine started doing it as well and I think its a problems with the port that plugs into the ipod. I notice mine was chipped. So I am going to send it in and hopefully that fixes it.
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
Screwed are placed in button of the base covered by rubber footings,and also you can take the front screen cover its only fitted,so you can access the amplifier screws.
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Posted on Jul 01, 2009
I have the same problem with mine. Called Bose Belgium and waiting for answer but it seems there's nothing to do.
Wait and see
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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