I have a bose 48 of which i have remote control model no.rc38t1-27. This was working fine then all of a sudden stppoed working. I have looked at the manual and 1st off replaced with new batteries as per the manual. Also reset the house code and checked for dead zones. Also have re-checked the cabling to see if all ok. Now the controls will work but only from a few inches away. The controls were able to control the unit from anaother room before. Running out of options can you help ?
Had an issue with the Bose Remote RC38t1-27 not working at all. Changes batteries twice to no avail. Called Bose Tech support who walked me through the fix. I unplugged the power cord connected in the back of the system. Waited for 30 seconds or so and plugged it back into the system. Also made sure the power cord was uncoiled/unbundled as the RF (Radio Frequency) signal is within. Bingo!
The problem is almost certainly a lose ANTENNA - this is an RF remote and the antenna is a coil of copper wire around a ferrite rod at the top of the remote -
Shake the remote - does it rattle?
Remove the screws under the battery cover, work back off (pull hard) - re-solder the antenna back on - done.
The Bose 48 uses the power cord as the RF antenna to receive commands sent from your RF remote control (RC38t). Check to see if the power cord going to the media center has been coiled up or bunched up tightly. This is often done by system owners to make the installation look neat and tidy. Coiling of the power cord (antenna) causes the RF signals to be canceled. Therefore, stretch the power cord out inside your entertainment cabinet and the RF function & range should return to approximatley 50 ft.
You have one of two problems. One, it can be that the remote may have been dropped and there for the IR eye has can disconected from the remote itself. If you shake the remote and you hear something moving around in there then thats your problem. I'm pretty sure Bose can fix this but you would have to call them directly.
or the problem can be under the remote's battery cover. There are 8-9 little switched called house codes. If you or someone switched anyone of these up or down, you can make the remote inopt. Good luck
I had the same problem with my RCV1T remote not working for my Lifestyle V 30, however it did function when you used it stood right next to the main system?? I am an electronics engineer and knew the remote had been dropped a few times so I opened it up (1 screw and then clipped in) and sure enough the RF coil had broken loose on 1 of the soldered connections. It is a big and heavy coil and sits right at the front and is supported by melt glue which was broken also. A bit of solder and a wire link with some more hot glue sorted the problem :) - hope this helps someone else!
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Maybe, just Maybe you could try turning the power off for the sub woofer, the zone next and then the Bose itself. Power up the woofer and zone before the Bose and it may pick it up, works when the Apple TV drops out
Here is what I did for my Bose Solo Tv to work on the Bell 9242 receiver.( see page 17 of Bell 9242 guide)
1. Hold down the aux button until all lights flash.
2. Press 2 to ensure Aux is set to audio.
3.Enter code 761 and press the pound (#) button.
Now to have the satellite remote default volume to Bose Solo do the following.
1.Press and hold AUX
2.press # pound
3. Press the + side of volume
4. Press 0
5. Press pound ( AUX button will flash 3 times)
6. Press SAT mode
7. Test the volume on Bose Solo.
(see page 22 of Bell 9242 guide)
I had a similar problem, though intermittent, using my 48 with the AL8 and room-mate speakers. I kept getting a "no signal received from media centre" message on the remote in the second room.
Assuming that the batteries are ok and you don't have a hardware problem, the problem might be that the 48 is not picking up the signal from your remote control in your second room. The signal from your remote control is a radio signal that goes directly to the 48 - it doesn't communicate via the AL8 receiver. I think the orange light will only turn green once a signal is being transmitted from the transmitter unit plugged into your 48 media centre, and this won't start transmitting until the media centre gets a signal from the remote telling it to switch on.
The aerial for all the remote controls is contained in the power cable that links the 48 lifestyle unit to your VS-2 unit. Make sure that this is uncoiled and oriented vertically, as far away from other cables as possible.
If this doesn't work, you can get an antenna extender that plugs into the RC socket on the back of the lifestyle system. Again, orient this vertically. You can get these from Bose.
Is there anything in the wall that might be blocking the radio signal? Lots of metalwork for example?
If orienting the power cable from the VS-2 doesn't do the trick, I suggest that you go to a local Bose shop. (An actual Bose shop, not just an electrical or hifi store stocking Bose products). I explained my problem and the tech guy gave me an extender gratis (its basically just an FM aerial wire by the look of it). I installed it this morning and, so far, its seems to be working ok. As my unit is fairly new, he also offered to have the kit back in the shop to check it all out and, if that didn't work gave me Bose technical support number. He even offered, if all else failed, to send a guy out to my home to get it working - and I didn't even buy it from there!
The IR "bug" provided with the Bose 18/28/38/48 models is an IR emitter which sends out IR control codes to another component. The system is designed to have the Bose remote control be used to control the TV and the dish box. The Bose media center has a strong IR blaster in the front which will flood your room with the IR codes to control your TV or Dish box. The TV sensing device must be placed at a location on the TV where specific voltages can be detected. The location will vary depending on display type you have - plasma, LCD, tube or rear projection.