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BeoIce
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BeoIce posted on Sun, Dec 18 2016 10:57 PM

Got a Beosound 8 in perfect condition. Only problem is that it will not power on at all.

Already checked the fuse inside, but it's ok.

What can I check next ?

Is there anybody who has every repaired a Beosound 8 successfully without changing the complete main board 999 ?

 

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Opman replied on Sun, Dec 18 2016 11:45 PM

Hi Martin

It is likely that the dock connector itself is damaged. If you have an audio lead with two phono plugs to a 3,5mm jack plug you could try connecting something with a headphone jack (Smart phone or tablet) and you will probably find that your BeoSound 8 still plays via that socket.

Assuming the aux socket works, you could consider connecting an Apple Airport Express to the aux socket and you can then use Airplay to wirelessly stream to  your BeoSound 8.

If you want it repairing you will need to return to a B&O dealer for them to return to the factory for repair. 

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BeoIce replied on Mon, Dec 19 2016 5:35 AM

Thanks Opman. Is returning the unit to the factory the only option to get it back to full working condition ?

I can exchange every part of the BS8 myself, but even the main module will be more expensive than the BS8 is worth nowadays.

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TWG replied on Mon, Dec 19 2016 8:41 AM

Try to get a working iPod for the connector. Plug the Beosound 8 into the main, connect the iPod to the dock and let the unit alone.

A few minutes after the iPod began to charge my Beosound 8 came successfully back to life. It was completely dead before. Very strange

 

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I removed the dock connector on mine.

When using the line in, there must be a sound signal coming in order to turn the BS8 on. It will not turn in without a signal already being fed.

And after you do this, there is a big chance that your dock connector will start working.
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BeoIce replied on Mon, Dec 19 2016 8:44 PM

Hope you both are right so I can reanimate my BS8, but first I will deassemble and clean it up.

Will report back how it is going on.

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BeoIce replied on Mon, Dec 19 2016 9:32 PM

If it's possible to reanimate the BS8 with an older iPod or via Line-in for me it sounds like a software problem.

Would a software update cure this problem ? Anyone experience with this ?

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Have you by the way tried to option program it?
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TWG replied on Tue, Dec 20 2016 10:06 AM

No need to disassemble! Try using an iPod (just charging first) and line-in first!

 

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BeoIce replied on Tue, Dec 20 2016 7:08 PM

The BS8 is back to life again ! Thanks to all who gave the hint using an iPod. It really works.

I used an old iPod 4th Generation from my son. The BS8 powered on immidiatly.

Only problem now is that neither the keypad on the BS8 itself nor the remote are working. The remote got brand new batteries today, but maybe, while disassembling the main board for checking the fuse, I destroyed the little ribbon cable that goes from the keypad board to the board next to it.

Any idea if it's possible to get this one new from B&O ?

 

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BeoIce replied on Wed, Dec 21 2016 6:28 PM

Good news:

I managed to repair the small ribbon cable myself, so the BS8 is now fully functional !

It was a real bargain. Paid 50€ for it in perfect condition. Only thing I paid extra were new batteries for 3€.

Now I'm happy with my new toy Big Smile

Thanks again to all who helped.

 

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 Hi Martin, 

 I read you manage to repair the cable.  I have got a Beosound 8,  which has the same symptoms. When an iPhone is inserted, it works well. Today I dismantled it and I am pretty sure it is the ribbon cable or the connectors to the ribbon cable that are causing the problems. I would be glad if you could explain how you managed to get rid of the ribbon cable problems.

 I would be glad if you could explain how you managed to get rid of the ribbon cable problems.

 

 Thank you very much, 

 

christoph

 

 

 

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BeoIce:

Good news:

I managed to repair the small ribbon cable myself, so the BS8 is now fully functional !

It was a real bargain. Paid 50€ for it in perfect condition. Only thing I paid extra were new batteries for 3€.

Now I'm happy with my new toy

Thanks again to all who helped.

Martin

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Dear Martin

As Christoph asked, I would also be interested in how you managed to fix the ribbon cable for the keypad. As I have faulty one my self.

I have made a thread of my own in the workbench-section. But hope to here from you, so my unit can get back to life again

https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/37289.aspx

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Hi Kristian & Christoph,

in my case I managed to resolder the cable to the connector, but there were only two leads ripped off, not the complete connector.

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BeoIce:

Hi Kristian & Christoph,

in my case I managed to resolder the cable to the connector, but there were only two leads ripped off, not the complete connector.

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Dear BeoIce

Thanks for the quick response. I hope somebody else knows where I should search otherwise I will just have to order a couple of different ribbon cables Big Smile

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