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Bose Lifestyle Model 5 Music Center CD Player With Power

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Bose Lifestyle Model 5 Music Center CD Player With Power Cord/ Won't Power On
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

Hello and sorry you're having problems.

Initially it would be worth trying to fully disconnect all components (the subwoofer umbilical cable, the subwoofer power cord, and the AC adapter from the Main unit) for at least 30 minutes and then plug everything back in and see if you have the same problem. This drains all residual current from the system and can in many cases enact a reset.

Beyond that, the only way you can test the AC/DC brick adapter is by using a multi-meter to probe the barrel connector that plugs into the Bose. There should be 24 VDC present at that connector. A multi-meter can be purchased at wal-mart for around $10. You will set the meter to DC volts, then place the red probe on the inside of the barrel adapter and the black probe around the metal shield. If you do not have 24 VDC present then the AC/DC adapter needs to be replaced. It can be purchased at the link below:

Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

Beyond that this would indicate that the issue is actually internal to the Bose unit and you would in that case need to contact Bose to setup an RMA # to have the system repaired (since they are the only ones that service their equipment).

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Other than that, I'm sorry for the bad news here and wish there were a quick fix.
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Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

Please view my reply above for the answer to your question.

Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

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