Bose MP3 Docking Station SOUNDDOCKTM DIGITAL MUSIC SYSTEM User Guide page

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Important Safety Instructions  
Important Safety Instructions  
Safety Information  
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose the product to rain or moisture.  
WARNING: The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and objects filled with liquids, such as  
vases, shall not be placed on the apparatus. As with any electronic product, use care not to spill liquids into any part of  
the system. Liquids can cause a failure and/or a fire hazard.  
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, alerts the user to the presence of  
uninsulated dangerous voltage within the system enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a  
risk of electric shock.  
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle alerts the user to the presence of important operating and  
maintenance instructions in this owner’s guide.  
Note: The product label is located on the bottom of the product.  
WARNING: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.  
Note: This product is intended to be used only with the power supply provided.  
Note: Where the mains plug is used as the disconnect device, such disconnect device shall remain readily operable.  
Note: This product must be used indoors. It is neither designed or tested for use outdoors, in recreation vehicles, or  
on boats.  
This product conforms to the EMC directive 89/336/EEC and to the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC. The complete  
Please read this owner’s guide  
Please take the time to follow the instructions in this owner’s guide carefully. It will help you set up and operate your  
system properly and enjoy all of its advanced features. Please save this owner’s guide for future reference.  
WARNING: Keep the remote control battery away from children. It may cause a fire or chemical burn if mishandled.  
Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100º C (212º F), or incinerate. Dispose of used batteries promptly. Replace  
only with a battery of the correct type and model number.  
WARNING: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with Duracell,  
Eveready, Energizer, Maxell, Toshiba, or Shun Wo CR2032 or DL2032 3-volt lithium battery.  
Please dispose of used batteries properly, following any local regulations. Do not incinerate.  
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Important Safety Instructions  
1. Read these instructions – for all components before using this  
11. Use only with the cart, stand,  
tripod, bracket or table specified  
by the manufacturer or sold with  
the apparatus. When a cart is  
used, use caution when moving  
the cart/apparatus combination to  
avoid injury from tip-over.  
2. Keep these instructions – for future reference.  
3. Heed all warnings – on the product and in the owner’s guide.  
4. Follow all instructions.  
12. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when  
unused for long periods of time – to prevent damage to this  
5. Do not use this apparatus near water or moisture – Do not  
use this product near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laun-  
dry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or anywhere  
else that water or moisture are present.  
13. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing  
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any  
way: such as power supply cord or plug is damaged; liquid  
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus;  
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does  
not operate normally, or has been dropped – Do not attempt  
to service this product yourself. Opening or removing covers  
may expose you to dangerous voltages or other hazards.  
Please call Bose to be referred to an authorized service center  
near you.  
6. Clean only with a dry cloth – and as directed by Bose Corpo-  
ration. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning.  
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance  
with the manufacturer’s instructions – To ensure reliable  
operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, put  
the product in a position and location that will not interfere with  
its proper ventilation. For example, do not place the product on  
a bed, sofa, or similar surface that may block the ventilation  
openings. Do not put it in a built-in system, such as a bookcase  
or a cabinet that may keep air from flowing through its ventila-  
tion openings.  
14. To prevent risk of fire or electric shock, avoid  
overloading wall outlets, extension cords, or integral  
convenience receptacles.  
8. Do not install near any heat sources, such as radiators,  
heat registers, stoves or other apparatus (including amplifi-  
ers) that produce heat.  
15. Do not let objects or liquids enter the product – as they may  
touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could  
result in a fire or electric shock.  
9. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched,  
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the  
point where they exit from the apparatus.  
17. See product enclosure for safety related markings.  
18. Use proper power sources – Plug the product into a proper  
power source, as described in the operating instructions or as  
marked on the product.  
10. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manu-  
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Important Safety Instructions  
Information about products that  
generate electrical noise  
If applicable, this equipment has been tested and found to comply  
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of  
the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable  
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.  
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency  
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruc-  
tions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.  
However, this is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a  
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interfer-  
ence to radio or television reception, which can be determined by  
turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to  
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:  
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.  
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a different circuit than the  
one to which the receiver is connected.  
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.  
This product complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B  
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Introducing the SoundDockTM Digital Music System  
How this system takes your iPod sound public  
Introducing the SoundDock  
Digital Music System  
Congratulations on your choice of the SoundDockTM digital music system from Bose. Designed specifically  
to work with your iPod, this system provides high-quality audio performance that invites your music to  
come out and play. Don’t be surprised if it attracts a wider audience of people who love the sound.  
The SoundDock digital music system:  
• features a credit card-sized remote for command of the system volume  
and basic iPod functions from almost anywhere in the room  
• allows full control of your iPod while it is docked in the system  
• works with any size iPod with a docking connector on the bottom  
• recharges the battery of your iPod while it is docked in the system  
Unpacking the system  
Check the carton for all of the parts shown (Figure 1). Save the carton for possible future use. Be sure to  
repack the system in its shipping carton to transport it outside your residence.  
Figure 1  
digital music system  
What’s included in  
the carton  
Power pack  
Remote control  
Dock inserts (5)  
Power cord  
Place the system on a firm and level surface. Its speaker drivers are shielded, which limits the possibility of  
video interference if it is placed near a computer or video screen.  
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Introducing the SoundDockTM Digital Music System  
Getting it ready  
Before you enjoy the sound, you need to install an insert in the dock on the front of the system. Then you  
can plug the system in.  
To install an insert:  
1. Check the bottom of each insert to identify the one that fits your iPod (Figure 2).  
Using the correct insert ensures a snug fit for your iPod.  
Figure 2  
Labels on the five  
2. Position the selected insert over the dock.  
3. Press on both sides of the insert until it rests firmly in place (Figure 3).  
Figure 3  
Installing an insert  
You can remove and replace the insert with any of the five provided. This allows you to use the system with  
an iPod of a different size. For details, see To remove an insert from the dock” on page 9.  
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Introducing the SoundDockTM Digital Music System  
With the proper insert installed, you can now plug in the system.  
Be sure you can see the symbol on top of the small connector end (Figure 4). Insert it into the jack on the  
back of the system matching the direction of the arrows on this connector and on the system.  
Figure 4  
Plugging in the  
To check for iPod compatibility  
For the SoundDockTM system remote control to work as intended with your iPod, it must be running Version  
2.2 or later of the Apple software.  
To check your iPod for the software version currently installed, select Settings, About, Version on the iPod  
display. If you need to upgrade, simply visit the Apple iPod website and follow the instructions there for a  
free download. Go to:  
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Experience the Sound  
Experience the Sound  
Using the system  
Your SoundDockTM digital music system is ready to go as soon as you plug it in. Simply set your iPod  
to play what you want and insert it into the dock on the front of the system (below).  
You should hear the music immediately.  
If you do not, refer to “Troubleshooting” on page 10.  
• The + and – buttons on either side of the dock (right) allow you to  
adjust the system volume.  
• Whenever your iPod is docked in the system, it recharges (until fully charged).  
Note: When earphones are plugged into your iPod, sound comes from both the earphones and the system.  
Taking control  
Use the remote to control the sound as you move around the room.  
• Press  
once to turn off your iPod.  
It continues charging while in the dock.  
Turn on your iPod and press  
to adjust the system volume.  
Press and hold for faster adjustment.  
• Press  
to move to the previous or next track.  
Press and hold to fast-forward or reverse the current track.  
• Press  
once to pause play; again to resume it.  
Press and hold to turn off your iPod.  
Other control options:  
To mute the system – Set the system volume to its lowest level, or press  
playback, or turn off your iPod.  
to temporarily halt  
To turn off the SoundDock system – Remove your iPod from the dock or unplug the system from  
the outlet.  
Using your iPod:  
Your iPod navigation controls are fully functional while it is docked in the system.  
Your iPod volume jog wheel changes the headphone volume only. It has no effect  
on the SoundDock system.  
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Maintaining the system  
Changing the remote control battery is the only regular maintenance that is required. You may also clean  
the system as needed.  
To replace the remote control battery  
Replace the remote control battery when it stops operating (normally every year or two), or its range seems  
reduced. Use only a Duracell, Eveready, Energizer, Maxell, Toshiba, or Shun Wo CR2032 or DL2032 3-volt  
lithium battery.  
Keep in mind that lighting and other room conditions, in addition to battery age, can affect the operating  
range of an infrared remote control.  
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To clean the system  
Wipe the system using a soft dry cloth. You can also lightly vacuum the grille.  
• Do not use solvents, chemicals, or sprays.  
• Do not allow liquids to spill or objects to drop into any openings.  
To remove an insert from the dock  
1. With your thumbs on the front of the dock near the Bose® logo, and your index fingers inside it, pinch  
until the rear of the insert lifts up (Figure 6).  
2. Lift out the insert and replace it with the one you need.  
Figure 6  
Removing an  
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What to do  
Your iPod does not dock  
Make sure the dock insert is the proper fit for your iPod  
(refer to Getting it ready” on page 6).  
Remove your iPod from the dock and check for obstructions on the connectors in  
the dock and on your iPod. Then reseat it in the dock.  
No sound  
Make sure the system is plugged in, your iPod is turned on, and a music track is  
selected and playing.  
Press the Play/Pause button on the remote control.  
Increase the volume setting for the system.  
Remove your iPod from the dock, wait briefly, then reseat it. You may need  
to do this a few times.  
Make sure your iPod is running compatible software  
(refer to To check for iPod compatibility” on page 7).  
No sound and your iPod  
is not charging  
Make sure the power cable is securely plugged in to a functioning wall outet  
and with the symbol on the small connector matched to the one on the back  
of the SoundDockTM system. Refer to Figure 4 on page 7.  
Make sure your iPod is firmly seated in the dock.  
No sound after quickly  
undocking or docking  
your iPod  
Remove your iPod from the dock, wait for 5 seconds, and return it to the dock.  
Unplug the power cable for 1 minute, then plug it back in. This resets the system.  
Your iPod does not respond  
to the SoundDock remote  
control buttons shown:  
Remove your iPod from the dock, wait briefly, then reseat it. You may need to do this  
a few times.  
Try the remote from a different location. If it works there, strong lighting or other  
room conditions may be causing the problem.  
Make sure nothing blocks the infrared (IR) signal path from the remote to your  
SoundDock system. Wipe off the small red lens on the front end of the remote.  
Check the remote control battery to make sure the + side is up as shown  
in Figure 5 on page 9.  
Replace the remote control battery.  
Upgrade software on your iPod. For details, refer to “To check for iPod compatibil-  
ity” on page 7.  
Your SoundDock system  
does not respond to its  
remote commands or to the  
+ and – volume buttons on  
the front of the system  
Unplug the power cable for 1 minute, then plug it back in. This resets the system.  
Contact Bose® Customer Service about the problem.  
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Customer Service  
For questions about the SoundDockTM digital music system, contact your local Bose® dealer. To contact  
Bose directly, see the address list included in the carton.  
Your SoundDock digital music system is covered by a transferable limited warranty. See your product reg-  
istration card for details.  
Please be sure to fill out the information section on the card and mail it to Bose. Or, to register online, select  
Product Registration at the bottom of the Customer Service page of our website:  
Technical Information  
Power rating  
System size and weight  
50-60Hz, 1.5A  
6.65H x 11.91”W x 6.48”D  
(16.89 cm x 30.26 cm x16.47 cm)  
4.56 lb (2.1 kg)  
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