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I had this same problem and it was due to their instructions which do not adequately explain the setup procedure.

On my own, I was successful in programming volume up but that was all. I assumed that for volume down I would hold the power button and the VOLUME DOWN button and wait for the flashing light just as I had for volume up. Problem is, you never get a flashing light.

Today, I spoke with a rep from Boston Acoustics who patiently explained that step one of the instructions has to be done the same way each time as it is the step that puts the soundbar into programming mode.

It is only at step 2 that things change.

The solution is to hold the power button and the Volume Up button every time in order to get the system into programming mode. Once the light is flashing, in order to program Volume Down, you then hold the Volume Down button until the light goes solid. Once the light goes solid, then press the volume down button on your remote 4 times slowly. Works like a charm.

Works the same way to program the mute button. Follow step one to get the unit in programming mode. Once the light is flashing, hold down only the mute button until the light goes solid. When the light goes solid, press the mute button slowly 4 times.

OBTW, this was programmed with a Logitech Harmony 650 remote unit.

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Apr 21, 2012

Check the speaker of the Sub-Woofer. It is a common fault for sub-woffers that its lead wire will get loose contacted from its cone paper. You can repair this with caution. The lead wire can be bought from most oof the electronic spare part shops at your twon.

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Feb 08, 2012

Can we assume its Boston Acoustics?

Web search "t830 woofer repair" and decide on the economics yourself.

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Aug 10, 2011

Have you got an external ariel for your FM Radio? Bet this is the problem!! But it's not as scary as it sounds. Get any two-strand wire (Speaker wire is the easiest for a novice to get), but if the two wires just happen to be one red and one black, even better. You only need about 5 cm for each piece. Trim about 3mm of plastic off one end of each wire, and twist the bare copper in your fingers . Now locate the Antenna jacks on the back of the unit You could have between two and eight. The will be coloured black and red. Take your bare copper wires and insert them into these fittings. If you have the black and red wires, black wire goes to black fitting. I hope this solves your problem.

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on May 06, 2011

Hi JR,

You didn't specify AC or DC. That's ok, I'm having a two-fer-one special.

Doorbell transformers give back 24VAC

Two 12VDC batteries in series gives you 24VDC. Overkill?

Transformers from many HP printers ar between 20 to 30 VDC.

The source I use is GoodWill. In the electronics or computers section, they usually have a big box of them.

Hope this helps you out

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Oct 11, 2009

What kind of problem? We cant read minds :P

Boston Acoustics... | Answered on Oct 11, 2009

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