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Bose Companion 3 series 1 problem

Hi. My Bose companion 3 series 1 speakers stopped working properly today. The LED on the control pod is very dim and a very very low sound comes from them. I hooked them up to my ipod and the same thing happens. I opened up the case, everything looks ok and nothing smells bad. Could the coil mounted inside the case be the problem? Omar

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  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    does the system has a fuse somwere?

  • joe2335 Feb 13, 2009

    Exact same issue. Hoping for a solution...

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SOURCE: Bose Control Pod won't work

Try changing the plug on the control pod, those plugs are fairly weak and prone to breakage. Does there appear to be any strain at all on the plug itself? if so then that is where I would start. If you have a series 2 then I can help you, or if you can find out if the 2 control pods are the same, that would be fine too, but I have a series 2 system companion 3 and if needed I will cut my cable to trace the wiring and then replace your plug for you. my cost for this would be $40, that includes return shipping with priority mail.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: where can i buy a

Check ebay or ask Bose:

Bose Companion 3 Handy Control Pod $32.50 - eBay




Bose Companion 3 Control Pod $33.99 - eBay

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Where Can I purchase a bose companion 5 control pod?

you have to call customer service at 1-800-367-4008.Run about $35.

For the broken cable, have you tried to fabricate a new cable for it?

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Bose Companion 5 Speaker System won't work

check if the volume control needs to be replaced. volume controls gets bad in due time coz of the carbon layer which gets thinner and thinner till it gets cut off

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Control Pod for Bose Companion 5 speaker system

I had the same problem right out of the gate, the volume dial on my control pod for my Companion 5 wasn't working, however, the touch pad and LED worked. I called Bose customer service and was instructed to:

First, unplug the power directly at the back of the woofer while the unit was on;

Next, I was instructed to unplug the control pod, visually inspect for any damage/defect;

Finally, re-seat the control pod on the back of the woofer and then lastly plug the power cable back into the woofer.

It worked like a charm. I hope this is helpful!

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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