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Max
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Max posted on Sun, Oct 18 2015 10:39 AM

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Hi,

Maybe someone of you will help me to solve some mystery happenings. I’m new owner of Beocenter 9500 and have brought that beautiful piece of technology into usable state. All works perfectly but something is strange and wired. The equipment starts in the middle of night and plays radio. I read the manual and found that it’s possible to program what and when play but I cancelled all actions and now panels displays "?". But maybe it’s stored somewhere else? Maybe some general reset is needed but I've got no idea how to do this?

I would appreciate any help as I need to keep the Beocenter unplugged in order to have good sleep.

Max

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Dave Farr
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Sounds like you missed a program.  press 'programming' then 'Call' again to scroll through and see if you have missed one.  Press 'Clear' if one appears.  The '?' just means you have reached the end of the programmes.

If you press 'Timer' until it goes from the display, the speakers should be muted - unless you have speakers connected to speaker 2 output.

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beaker replied on Sun, Oct 18 2015 9:27 PM
You don't have a cat do you? They are well known for causing haunting behaviour in many a piece of B&o equipment. My cat recently discovered my BM6000 quad setup. Touch controls are not good at 3am when combined with a curious cat.
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beaker:
You don't have a cat do you?

Or a neighbour with a cat + an open window Wink

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Hi Max,

Programs made using my Beolink 5000 in my Beocenter 9500 don't show up when you try to display them from the 9500's keyboard. Perhaps a previous owner stored these settings using a Beolink 5000 or 7000.

But I don't know for sure how to reset this memory. Perhaps temporarily removing the internal lithium battery would be effective, but I'm not sure.

Lawrence
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Max replied on Mon, Oct 19 2015 5:30 PM

Thank you all for answers! Yes I've got a cat but previously I had Beocenter 9000 and he wasn't very interested in it. That's something regarding Beolink 5000. I don't have it only Beo4. I tred to unplug for long time - one week but it didn't help. Battery - I saw on central unit inside that it contains lithium ion batter bt have no idea how to remove it  - it seems to be sealed metal box.

 

Any idea how to reset Beocenter 9500?

 

Max

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Guy replied on Mon, Oct 19 2015 10:52 PM

You can reset the RAM in test mode. Remove the bottom glass panel, short circuit the test mode pins and then press 7, then press Standby - the display should show a 1. It's in the service manual part 3b towards the end. 

According to the service manual, this:

  • Deletes station and timer programming
  • Sets balance, bass treble and loudness to zero.
  • Sets Option to 1.
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Max, a Beo4 won't exploit the 2-way infrared capabilities of your BC9500 (if it is a later one with 2-way fitted). If you bought a Beolink 7000 or 5000 you could:

- instantly see what CD track or radio program you are listening to from your seat.

- program weekly timers, e.g. turn on radio at 8m on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Saturdays.

- program timers for your lights (if you have any LC1 or LC2 light controllers).

The BC9500 on its own can't do any of those things. Just something for your consideration.

Lawrence
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Max replied on Tue, Oct 20 2015 6:42 PM

Thank you Guy for help! I wasn't aware of test mode reset. I'll try with that. Yes Lawrence, I'm considering Beolink 5000 but not huge supply is available on-line. I like it's design and functions but how to get it for for how much that's additional consideration...

Thank you!

Max

 

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Gregg replied on Wed, Oct 21 2015 4:20 AM

Max -

I do not think you need to go to the trouble of a reset. Unlike the other two way Beomasters that require either a Master Control Panel (5500, 6500, 7000) or Beolink 5000 or 7000 (4500, 5500, 6500, 7000) the timers are fully programmable from the 9500 control panel.

Check the upper display and you will likely see "TIMER" lit up. Touch "TIMER" on the lower panel, and the light will go off. Now when that pesky program goes off, it will start playing but it will not play through the Speaker 1 or powerlink sockets. To clear the program, press "PROGRAMMING" and 3 "buttons" will light up: "PLAY", "RECORD", and "CALL". Press "CALL" and on the upper panel it will show each program with the time and the source. "CLEAR" will light up and you can clear the timer by pressing it. Keep pressing "CALL" to review the programs, and clear each one. Similarly, you can press PLAY or RECORD, then the source you want, then touch CLOCK and program in the time to go on. Touch STORE to store the program.

Since the 9500 is designed to provide music to a Master Control Link throughout the home, it can send music to link rooms. By turning the TIMER light off and cutting out the main speakers, it will then play the programmed music in link rooms but not in the main room.

All this is described on pages 34 and 35 of the Beosystem 9500 user guide. One last note - the Beolink 7000 remote goes so beautifully in form and function with the 9500, I highly recommend you get one.

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Max has read the manual and apparently done all of that to no effect. I suggested he does it again in my reply to him as he may have missed one but I don't know if he has or not? Your clear explanation may help to see if he missed a step though. You do need to do these things in a set order and store or save the changes. Miss a step or do something out of sequence and it doesn't work.

Dave.
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Guy replied on Wed, Oct 21 2015 7:22 AM

Gregg:

 the timers are fully programmable from the 9500 control panel.

I beg to differ!  If you set a timer with a two way remote such as BL5000, then the timer settings that you have programmed are neither visible nor clearable (is that a word?) from the BC9500 control panel.  Your only option is to use either a two-way remote to clear the errant data, or carry out the reset procedure that I have described.  I have had a BC9500 for several years and use it in conjunction with a BL5000, and have tried many different options!

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Guy is absolutely right. This is what I said in my earlier post, about my BL5000 programs not being displayed on the BC9500.

Lawrence
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lawrencejmcook:
Guy is absolutely right. This is what I said in my earlier post, about my BL5000 programs not being displayed on the BC9500.

 

Lawrence

As an owner and user of a 9500 I wasn't aware of that issue (though never use the timer function) so this has been well worth it.

To Max, there are plenty of Beolink 5000's on eBay.de usually.  One was only 50 EUR last week.

Dave.

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Guy replied on Wed, Oct 21 2015 10:45 AM

Dave Farr:

To Max, there are plenty of Beolink 5000's on eBay.de usually.  One was only 50 EUR last week.

But be careful - many of the ones being sold do not have a working screen, which makes their use very difficult!

 

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