Question about Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System (2-Piece)

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Both speakers have just stopped working. I use with an ipod. I believe the ipod output cable (headphone type jack) was at one point plugged into the left speaker input. Could I have somehow blown the speakers? Just wondering if it's possible to fix or do I need to chuck out and buy new ones!

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  • kategorman Nov 13, 2010

    Thanks for your response. I tried a new connector wire, but still nothing.

    Red & white ends in the Audio Output of right speaker and other end into the headphone socket of my ipod. This is how I've always used them and it used to work just fine.

    When the red and white Audio Output plugs are in, I used to get a feedback noise when I touched the other end of the wire - now there is nothing.

    Any other ideas?

  • kategorman Nov 15, 2010

    I have tried new leads and it is still not working. Any more ideas?

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Hey, test the speakers on another device a computer, stereo, radio etc. anything.
also you mentioned that you don't hear any "static" if you touch the plugs or if you plug it into a connector, that does sound like the speakers are not playing back any sound anymore, most likely the small circuit board inside the main speaker with the volume knob has blown.
It might be fixable, you would have to take it apart and see if its something obvious and then replace the blown component.

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Kate,
No, you could not have blown the speaker as the output current of the ipod is way too low to burn anything but itself first. Show the system to the Bose Service Center for the needful. Only if they tell you to chuck them that you should give up on then.

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Hi often this is the actual jack itself, the Ipod socket is a special socket and will ONLY work correctly with the corresponding Plug, please check this out.
Often these plugs break right at the place where they join the wire.
The ONLY real way to test is by substitution testing by swapping out components and seeing if it is actually working...
If the Ipod still drives your earphones then most likely it is OK.
It is unlikely that an Ipod has enough output power to damage anything.....

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