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Bose Lifestyle 20 CD ONLY WORKS UPSIDE DOWN!

 

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Username: Westla

Post Number: 1
Registered: Mar-10
When I play a CD, it works for about 30 seconds and breaks up. Over the phone with Bose service rep, asked me to read serial no. When I turned it over it played perfectly. Any ideas that might be ease to do?
Bose wants $250 to fix it.
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 976
Registered: Oct-07
Some kind of laser tracking problem? Dust/grunge which is fixed when you unload a bearing......gravity!

Is it feasible to just LEAVE it upside down? Quite a conversation piece, if nothing else. When it goes south again, flip it back over!

If you are in the least handy and lucky, I'd be tempted to crack the case and have a look. I wouldn't go further than cleaning out any obvious dust bunnies.....Q-tip and maybe a quick squirt of air from one of those bubble/brush guys photographers use. The Canned Air should NOT be used. Spray some on a nice clean / clear glass and you'll know why. They leave a nasty residue. If you got that on a laser head.....the emitter/reader part, you've had it and would need to be able to do work at a pretty clean level to fix.....
 

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Username: My_rantz

Gold CoastAustralia

Post Number: 3079
Registered: Nov-05
or move to Australia
 

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Username: Jrbay

Livonia [Detroit area], Michigan USA

Post Number: 1240
Registered: Feb-08
 

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Username: Ezntn

Greeneville, TN

Post Number: 173
Registered: Apr-09
Then he could play it right side up MR
But they'd be dust wallabys .. not bunnies
 

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Username: My_rantz

Gold CoastAustralia

Post Number: 3080
Registered: Nov-05
Hey we have bunnies here as well, Bryan.
But I think we have dust wallabies in our house. You get rid of it and it soon hops back. Lol!
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 979
Registered: Oct-07
Nice:

Lance, Ignore the above 4 posts......they (white coat types) let them out on weekends where they do nothing but eat pizza and drink to excess.

Have you cracked the case? Dusty?
 

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Username: My_rantz

Gold CoastAustralia

Post Number: 3082
Registered: Nov-05
Who's Dusty?

Don't you mean Sherlock, Leo?




I had an old Technics CD player and the tray wouldn't open unless it was upside down. Took the elastic pulley belt off and replaced it with a rubber band. Worked for ages after that. Point is, sometimes it's a simple fix other times not. As Leo suggests, if you can open it and investigate you may be surprised what you find. But if you open it and don't like what you see. Shut it up.
 

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Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 3751
Registered: Feb-07
This is the coolest thread I've read in a long time.
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 986
Registered: Oct-07
I want to know how this turns out. Imagine! A problem with Bose! Un thinkable.

This reminds me of a neighbor who had a dog that was so ugly he made it walk around backwards.

It's a very helpful thread, too.

I'll stand by my original suggestion until I hear how it looked when the case was opened.
 

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Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 3756
Registered: Feb-07
The admin should start a "Broken or Wonky Bose Component" category for the forum.
 

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Username: Nuck

Post Number: 14803
Registered: Dec-04
Refer to Burgess in subwoofers, haha!

Good work Mark!
 

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Username: Kyoshojoe

Post Number: 1
Registered: Apr-17
Try replacing the 10uF 16v surface cap.
 

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Username: Kyoshojoe

Post Number: 2
Registered: Apr-17
Little background. My rc-25 bose remote was working sporadically. If I put new batteries in it, it worked great for a few hours, then sporadically again. I removed the 10uF 16v capacitor, now it works great...but only upside down!!
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