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Beoplay A8 Type Nr. 2912 - red lights flashing - no factory reset possible

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kallasr
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kallasr posted on Thu, Feb 18 2016 7:00 PM

Dear Forum,

I bought a cheap Beoplay A8 off eBay.

Can use it with phone using headphone out to RCA.

But no other Connection can be uses.

Network AND Power button lights are both flashing.

So the reset procedure shown at http://bogo.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6989/~/how-do-i-reset-beoplay-a8-to-factory-settings%3F does not work.

As this guide suggests.

Press the network button shortly and wait until it becomes solid white, orange or flashes orange continuously.

This never happens... just flahsing red continously (after flashing white from the moment I press the nNetwork button).

Any ideas on how to resolve this issue??

Thanks for any ideas.

Ralf

Living Room: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-6 (Center), Beolab 8000 (Fronts and Rears) and Beolab 2. Screen: Panasonic TX-P65STW60
Home Cinema: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-2 (Center), Beolab Penta 2 (Fronts), Beolab 4000 (Rears) and Beolab 2. Projector: Sony VPL-HW55
Home Office: Beovision 10-40 on STB Bracket wall mount masterlinked to Beosound 9000 MK3 on horizontal wall bracket driving Beolab 5000 Speakers
Bedroom: Loewe TV with Beolab 6002 and Beolab 11 (all White)
In storage: Beolab 5000/Beomaster 5000 (1960s). 

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kallasr
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Got a reply from BeoCare today:

"for you've already tried a fatory reset without success, you BeoPlay A8 should be checked in service. Please contact your dealer for further assistance."

Not what I was hoping for... but what I expected.

Ordered a Bluetooth adapter to connect to the RCA inputs.

Will let you know how this works out.

Ralf

 

Living Room: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-6 (Center), Beolab 8000 (Fronts and Rears) and Beolab 2. Screen: Panasonic TX-P65STW60
Home Cinema: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-2 (Center), Beolab Penta 2 (Fronts), Beolab 4000 (Rears) and Beolab 2. Projector: Sony VPL-HW55
Home Office: Beovision 10-40 on STB Bracket wall mount masterlinked to Beosound 9000 MK3 on horizontal wall bracket driving Beolab 5000 Speakers
Bedroom: Loewe TV with Beolab 6002 and Beolab 11 (all White)
In storage: Beolab 5000/Beomaster 5000 (1960s). 

BeoMegaMan
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If it's flashing red and will only work with the dock or back input, then your wifi module is defective. 

Ah, you know... A little B&O here, a little there 

kallasr
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Thanks for your input!

Can this easiliy be repaired on a module basis - kind of swapping parts?

Any idea how much this might cost?

Ralf

Living Room: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-6 (Center), Beolab 8000 (Fronts and Rears) and Beolab 2. Screen: Panasonic TX-P65STW60
Home Cinema: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-2 (Center), Beolab Penta 2 (Fronts), Beolab 4000 (Rears) and Beolab 2. Projector: Sony VPL-HW55
Home Office: Beovision 10-40 on STB Bracket wall mount masterlinked to Beosound 9000 MK3 on horizontal wall bracket driving Beolab 5000 Speakers
Bedroom: Loewe TV with Beolab 6002 and Beolab 11 (all White)
In storage: Beolab 5000/Beomaster 5000 (1960s). 

BeoMegaMan
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It's not really practical from a cost perspective in my mind. Unless you find another bum A8 on eBay with a known not defective WiFi portion. 

Ah, you know... A little B&O here, a little there 

kallasr
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I got an Aukay Bluetooth Receiver + Smart-Planet USB OTG (on the go) to Mini USB - Adapter-Cable USB Host and everythings runs nicely....

Power for the Bluetooth adapter comes from the USB port.

So I can send audio via Bluetooth just fine!

Ralf

 

Living Room: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-6 (Center), Beolab 8000 (Fronts and Rears) and Beolab 2. Screen: Panasonic TX-P65STW60
Home Cinema: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-2 (Center), Beolab Penta 2 (Fronts), Beolab 4000 (Rears) and Beolab 2. Projector: Sony VPL-HW55
Home Office: Beovision 10-40 on STB Bracket wall mount masterlinked to Beosound 9000 MK3 on horizontal wall bracket driving Beolab 5000 Speakers
Bedroom: Loewe TV with Beolab 6002 and Beolab 11 (all White)
In storage: Beolab 5000/Beomaster 5000 (1960s). 

Lee1981
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Hi I have the exact same problem as you, can't do the reset as the light just flashed red!! Also it will not work at all in the dock? Did you have any luck with yours??

 

cheers Lee

kallasr
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No luck with mine.

But using it with bluetooth dongle works just fine.

No use for the dock though.

Best regards
Ralf

Living Room: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-6 (Center), Beolab 8000 (Fronts and Rears) and Beolab 2. Screen: Panasonic TX-P65STW60
Home Cinema: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-2 (Center), Beolab Penta 2 (Fronts), Beolab 4000 (Rears) and Beolab 2. Projector: Sony VPL-HW55
Home Office: Beovision 10-40 on STB Bracket wall mount masterlinked to Beosound 9000 MK3 on horizontal wall bracket driving Beolab 5000 Speakers
Bedroom: Loewe TV with Beolab 6002 and Beolab 11 (all White)
In storage: Beolab 5000/Beomaster 5000 (1960s). 

jaradilla
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Hi friend!! I have the same problem. Red light flashing, I can’t do reset factory but my Beoplay A8 not work rca, dock and wireless. Any solutions?

marexy
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marexy replied on Wed, Jul 17 2019 11:02 AM

I have same problem, did anyone try to repair these comon problem on Beoplay 8 ?

just look's like BS3000 SW problem ...

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