I have a Bose Lifestyle 5 Music System that won't come on.
I took it apart to check for the obvious. The power supply seems okay. There's power all over the unit.
I am beginning to suspect the main microprocessor is bad since there's power present at some of the pins. and I believe it's the component responsible for controlling the unit and turning it on and off.
Does anyone know anything about these units, or know if Bose sells parts and service information?
Yes, Bose sounds great at low to moderate listening levels, but once turned up gets messy. I've played with one of the Lifestyle receivers and was immesely surprised at how cheap it was built, especially the way the lid closed like a GPX boombox CD player lid. The speakers are made of mostly foam, paper, and plastic if you ever get a chance to open one up...
Bose sells parts-yes. But they're expensive, very expensive. I wouldn't doubt that it is the microprocessor unit you are talking about. And I'm not sure how easy it would be to obtain the part other than a service center with connections to Bose.
Did you ever sort out the problem? I have the same problem but I'm not sure if my power supply is OK. I cannnot get a reading with a voltmeter. Do you know which of the external and the internal contacts on the power supply jack is negative?
I assume the power supply is a normal AC to DC transformer. Someone has suggested to me that it is "special" or different in some way.
call Bose, they'll probably charge you oh, about $150 for it all...judging from how obscenely they mark up all of their products in order to bamboozle people in believing they're paying for top quality.
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