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Bose Cube Speakers separated

I just dropped the 2nd of 5 Bose Cube Speakers for my Lifestyle 12 II and I don't have a clue how to put them back together.

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  • Nathan Moret Mar 09, 2008

    I can see and touch the wire in the middle between them. They are separated but connected. I know how to connect the wire in the back thanks.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    I have this same problem. One of our cats knocked over a cube speaker array and the two speakers separated from each other. Nothing is broken per se, but there is a white plastic ring with tabs on it that is supposed to hook the two speakers together. I can't seem to figure out how to reconnect them again because everytime I try to press them together to get the tabs to engage, the connector ring pushes back into the speaker to which it is already attached. I tried taking the front grills off to see if I could anchor or support the connector ring from the inside, but the speakers are sealed around the edges. I'm afraid to unseal them because I don't want to do any more damage, but I'm almost certain I could reattch the speakers to each other if I could get inside the bottom cube. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appraciated!

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    yes i resently buy some second hand bose from ebay and it not all that as ppl think to expensiv for wat it realy is and yes bose was using screw befor but new ones are glued

  • jaystar100 Feb 27, 2009

    one of my new bose small single speaker cubes has a rattle in side and i need to open the case without damage? How do I open the case. Thanks, Jaystar100

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    The speaker grille doesn't just "pop off"

  • chisma20 May 11, 2010

    How do you take the speaker out of the case?

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Ok…

I had the same problem with a Bose separated double-cube Acoustimass speaker/array but was able to fix it as follows:

Tools:
small, thin, flat-head screwdriver
large pliers
C-clamp

Instructions:
1. Disconnect the speaker wires from the cube.
2. Remove the grille from the top speaker cube. It just pops off.
3. Insert a small, thin, flat-head screwdriver around the perimeter of the speaker. You will have to pry lightly to break the glue’s seal.
4. Using a set of pliers (large, plumber-sized) wiggle the speaker until it comes free. You might need to grip it top to bottom and then left to right. The speaker will come free of the case.
5. Remove the white insulation to get a clear view of the dislodged brace/connector.
6. Stack the top and bottom cubes. Make sure that the rubber seal between the cubes is seated properly and that the black and white cables are not pinched.
7. Using the C-clamp, compress the brace/connector until it seats on one side. Loosen the C-clamp and compress the opposite side. The brace/connector should snap into place. Be sure the make sure that you do not pinch the speak wires that are running through the center of the brace/connector.
8. Test the articulation. It should be the same as your other speakers.
9. Replace the white insulation in the back of the speaker case.
10. Press the speaker into the case’s face. If you wish, you can apply your preference of glue to the edge of the speaker prior to pressing it into the case.
11. Snap the grille onto the speaker.
12. Connect the speaker wires to the cube and you are done.

You should be good to go.

Posted on May 17, 2008

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  • wencat2000 Jan 02, 2011

    Best advice. I just saved $200 by fixing 2 of my speakers. Except the wiggle part followed every instruction. Works great.

  • obenourb Jan 09, 2011

    Tips:
    1) The "catches" that hold the grille on are in the middle of each of the four sides. Get a small flathead screwdriver in and lift up maybe 1/16th in to free it from its catching mechanism. No glue here.
    2) I could not follow # 4 instruction. I slid my small flathead all along each of the four edges between speaker assembly and outer case and broke the glue seal. I used a screwdriver to slowly but steadily lift the speaker assembly by prying it up using the case assembly to pry up from. I warmed each of the four edges with a hair dryer and this made the glue more cooperative. Be patient here and go slow - you can break the outer case if too aggressive. Keep in mind what you are lifting out is a square assembly that the round speaker fits into, not really just the speaker.
    3) On #7 - the connector clip has a tab on it. This tab limits the articulation so you don't twist the wires off inside the speaker. With the two speakers aligned facing the same way, the tab should be in the middle facing forward out of the speaker assembly. You want to get this right before you use the "C clamp'. I personally just used my fingers to snap it into place by pushing on my workbench.

  • nekaloki Feb 05, 2011

    As above, but note that the outer case appears to be two very thin layers - so start separting on the inside line. Work from the middle of each side toward the corners. An Exacto knife was too flimsy to work - use a small jewlers screwdriver to start, moving up to an electricians size for a bit more leverage once you pry an opening for it. Also, the glued surface is almost 1/2" deep, so you have to get in pretty deep to seperate all the glue before you can pull out the speaker assembly. I pried a little too much, and chipped the outer case once, and cracked it in the corners a bit. But I will put up with the small amount of damage to have it fixed again with buying new. Mine press fit back together pretty well, so I did not reglue anything.

  • jai_india Mar 23, 2011

    awesome !! CDMNS and obenourb - you guys are simply genius. I followed the 12 steps and fixed my lifestyle v20 jewel speakers. thanks a ton! u guys save me $100 :)

  • trishcat Apr 01, 2011

    This was a lifesaver!!! I thought my husband was going to kill me after I knocked over the speaker stand and the top cube popped off!
    It was hard to separate the speaker from the the cube, but we did it using a jeweler's screwdriver, then a larger one. Dig down deep, then it will wiggle loose. Also hard was snapping the connector back in, but I was able to do this with the fingers of both hands together. (We didn't have a large enough C-clamp.) Take your time, you can do it, too.
    Thanks!!!!

  • scorscor55 Oct 17, 2011

    tx friend this solution worked i just fixed my speakers in 10 min which took me 6 years to find this solution till then my speakers were isolated cuz of this problem

  • scorscor55 Oct 17, 2011

    tx friend this solution worked i just fixed my speakers in 10 mins which took me 6 yrs to solve this problem till then my speakers were isolated cuz of this problem

  • John Agyekum Dec 04, 2011

    The steps above worked for me. Thanks for saving me money $200

  • John Agyekum Dec 04, 2011

    It worked. Thanks

  • kennedyj315
    kennedyj315 Dec 26, 2012

    Brilliant solution!!! Worked like a charm!!!! Thank you so very much!!!

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    kennedyj315 Dec 26, 2012

    Yes, worked for me too. Very grateful. Thanks.

  • gerry h Jan 24, 2013

    Took a little bit for me to get it but finally gottem snapped together, any idea what to do with the one thats have the broken white ring connector

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Great post "Best Solution". I did not use pliers, but loosened the glue by wiggling in small jeweler screwdrivers and slowly and safely prying out the actual speaker. Also did not need the C-clamp - just pressed w/fingers hard to snap the connector back into the bottom speaker. Thanks again.

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  • wencat2000 Jan 02, 2011

    fingers? noway jose! :) I tried for 10 minutes, went down got my C-Clamp. :)

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To eshugh (#3)!!!
perfect!!!! my speakers are screwed in-didn't have to break a glue seal.didn't need the c-clamp either-got 2 fingers into the cube to hold the connector in place and used my other hand to exert pressure on the female unit; took 20 minutes for the 1st one-5 minutes for the 2nd.now have to find a solution to the unit not powering up.
thanks

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    I should have thanked CDMNS-solution #2-sorry about that

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When my cube fell over, the white connector inside broke. I need that plastic peice that hold the cubes together. ANY SUGGESTIONS !?!?!?!

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

  • quickjump Oct 27, 2010

    I have the same issue. Where can you find the white plastic connector for the repair?????

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The first generation of cube speakers were held in place by screws rather than glued/molded. Fixing them was no problem. This is just another sign in reduction in quality of Bose.

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I have this same problem. One of our cats knocked over a cube speaker array and the two speakers separated from each other. Nothing is broken per se, but there is a white plastic ring with tabs on it that is supposed to hook the two speakers together. I can't seem to figure out how to reconnect them again because everytime I try to press them together to get the tabs to engage, the connector ring pushes back into the speaker to which it is already attached. I tried taking the front grills off to see if I could anchor or support the connector ring from the inside, but the speakers are sealed around the edges. I'm afraid to unseal them because I don't want to do any more damage, but I'm almost certain I could reattch the speakers to each other if I could get inside the bottom cube. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appraciated.

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Is it broken apart ?

or
do you need to know how to join up the two wires to the back of the cube speaker ?

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Bose blows get a KLH Or KEF system. Bose is overpriced for what it is.

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