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Companion 3 were plugged to 220v instead of 110v. What can i do??

Hello people, I have a problem and was hoping you could help me with it.
I have bose companion 3 speakers and not thinking i plugged them into 220 input instead of 110. They don't seem to work anymore. I am trying to open them up to see if there is something i can do.
But it seems impossible to open them up. The screws on the back dont do anything... and there is one big golden cover underneath which i cannot open.
Does anyone knows how I can open or fix them up?
Thank you

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  • msingh36 Aug 10, 2008

    Hi Dear



    I am also facing the same problem as stated by you..I bought companion 3 from US some 10 days back and mistakenly plugged them in 220 V.Then I also bought step down voltage converter but to no help..



    Let me know how u resolved it

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Alot of speakers have some kind of glue or epoxy, so if the screws vibrate out the glue will hold it together. you may have to pry the panel off. hope this helps! good-luck, glen.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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