Matt Mikka: Im Glad This Video helped everyone !!, I actually filmed this video as a
joke to make fun of a friend of mine who is a pretty big youtuber gasm !, i
always tell him his videos are too generic cause hes so big on YouTube.
(hes not a good filmer or editor ...lol),which is why it looks like his! (i
wanted to bust his chops), he argued with me that i couldn't figure out how
to trick the docking station to think there's an ipod attached, cause Bose
omits certain details in their wiring diagrams, i wanted to prove him wrong
so i made a video and copied his generism, if your wondering how i figured
it out, it wasn't in the diagram so well .....i used a wet finger !!, TRUE
STORY !. it was frustrating but i proved him wrong. lol
Nelson Belfort: Can I create a charging cable connector? I will like to power supply a
bluetooth receiver with the same SoundDock... Does any of these pins have a
5V that I can connect to a micro USB cable.?
Fernando Rico: Here's a screen shot I grabbed from the video, and enhanced it:
andres mateo gonalez quicneo: FUNCIONA PERFECTO YA MONTADO ENSAMBLADO Y PROBADO...
EL MEJOR CONSEJO CON ESTE BOSE
Kieran Wagstaff: FYI the cold (white/left) should be wired to 13 and hot (red/right) should
be wired to 14
insta apz: Great job <3 , why u didn't chose a white wire :p
Doug Gremel: Matt, thanks for posting this video. Rescued an old Bose SoundDock from
the trash made your modifications and it works great !
rex ventura: Thanks Matt it works.For other information the resistor is 2k ohm and 1/4
basdekemp: why not just use a 30 pins bluetooth adapter, so you can play all your
music from any bluetooth device
Mytheroo: nice video. I already have a GROM cable that is 30-pin one end and 3.5mm
jack the other, which also does the TURN_ON function, but I use that in the
car. I just decided to give my Bose Dock to my dad and ordered a cheap
30-pin to 3.5mm cable from China. I expect it wont do the TURN_ON function
so will be doing this mod shortly.
Luckily I have the same soldering iron and tips as you, plus some
jeweller's loupes for magnification :-)
Update: the china cable doesn't turn on the dock, so will now be doing the
Update2: did the pin 19-20 mod on the main board (not the dock board with
the hex screws) with a 2k2 resistor.
Works great using the chinese £4.99 cable into phone or TV headphone
Cesar Cano: warning to those who used this hack/mod. The power supply that this speaker
uses is a switching power supply by using this mod/ hack the power will
stay on at all times so it will consume a lot of power even when it is not
being used. unplug if not in use
Christopher Radford: Worked perfectly.
Art First: Well instead of doing all that a cable usually costs 5- 10 bucks but if you
spend another 10.00 you could just get pick up a Bluetooth adaptor and not
have a mess of wires or anything else plugged in. Cool mod though , thanks
for the video =)
Anthony Divya . s: http://tinypic.com/r/1491gl5/5
schematics for bose 24 pin connector on PCB
Leonardo Silva: Do any one know if instead of hacking the soundock, would a cable like this
Its a iPod Female End to 3.5 mm Male Aux.
Eusebio Santoyo: muy buen video.. gracias..!!
dec2mclaren: Did this and it seems to work fine, but I feel like the sound is a little
bit off. Poor solder connects maybe...ideas?
DORADO2125: thank you so much, i did and works perfect
Jonathan Steele: Bought a used dock on CL, but the connector was fried, so this was a life
saver. I struggled to get the ground to attach for some reason, but it
eventually bonded. After everything was said and done, I plugged it in and
it worked! Thanks Matt.
Fernando Rico: Excellent mod.. I'm wiring a switch in line with that resistor tho, so its
not always on. Thanks!
Toby Cheng: Does anyone know what happens if you don't use a resistor?
Cesar Cano: i bought my Bose speaker for 5 dollars because it was stuck on full volume.
i couldn't turn it down!!
djpolok666: i lost the iPod board you think i could still do it with the other inner
board if you can please tell me how make a video please
Adriana Tamez: Hello MattMikkaTV, I see that your video cable has three points, but mine
has the red and white and earth but no protective plastic .. this goes on
protect as a false contact?
Odette Smolicz: Can you do mine for me?? Please?
Juan Carlos Olivera: Can u tell me what side resistor do i need to put it pls, also this trick
will help a lot , my station have no way to connect the iPhone, do to some
one break the connection inside were the iPod connect, also they do sell
that part to install it again the one the connect the iPod with the
fatalfriend: Can you do JVC Kaboom?
Libardo Enrique Benitez Steer: Excelente vídeo...
Julien Guyonnet: Hey @Mattmika. I've done it and this works great. thanks again for giving a
second life to my bose !
Adam Rainwater: Worked great! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Was a PITA soldering them
but I finally got it. I used a 2.2K ohm resistor from Radio Shack. I bought
a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable and it had the left and right sheathed wires inside
with the ground surrounding the 2 wires. I just bunched up all the ground
wires and made them one.
Tomek VTX: hi Matt - you are the man
I have one question - sugestion - can we somehow connect cable from
cablejive (samDock) - but not directly in to the ipod plug - I mean - how
to create another 30-pin plug somewhere inside the Boss and the ending with
micro usb bring forth out to connect our galaxy ,I'm thinking about
creating something along the lines of Grace Digital GDI GSD8200 (Bose
sounddock + cablejive /samDock/ + iGRIP Universal Micro USB Charging Dock )
can you see it :) ?
agustin carmona monreal: Exelnt..,,
Stephane Ghazarian: Hi, I'm a newbie. Will this work with a 2,2 Kohm resistor like this one ?
TheFiftyQuid: Would it be possible to use one of the A2DP Bluetooth adapter thingys that
have become popular just by adding the 2K resistor and omitting the rest of
Jeff McDonald: If ya tipped it over right on to it's front, you'd find a aux 3.5mm input
on the back side and would save you having to get your soldiering iron out!
VeryShortDwarf: Really keen on trying this. Got all the stuff but then I can't get the
front cover off! It seems to be some allan key hex screws. I've got a
metric set and an imperial set but none of them seem to fit! Am I missing
I never thought getting the damn cover off would be the bit I would stuggle
Bungarra2: Just did this... works a treat... I live in outback OZ but have inet
access. No shops near, so got a resister off an old TV.. 3Watt 10k... was
worried it wouldnt work but is going just like a bought one... Thankyou
Дамян Митев: why not 2k SMD?
Matt Mikka: Hi Arnel, Not sure if Erden's comment on the subject solved your problem,
according to the circuitry mapping from bose and apple that i have no
jumper is needed between 4 and 20, but if it works then try it.
schx57: 4:15 you swap red and white and don't even mention the change! Why?
Matt Mikka: Hi bill, it is the resistance on those terminals that tells the docking
station the device is docked, so in essence YES.
MsPLambert: I have the same Bose sound dock, using what you showed on your video can I
also hook it to my TV? And get sound through the sound dock?
joe frank: My 3.5mm audio input line (2 male RCA on one end...3.5mm on other end)
doesn't have a third wire ground, just left and right wires. Do I need to
ground it? If I do, where can I find the cable?
Boner Thunder: I have an iPod dock with a headphone jack in the back. I plug in the double
sided headphone cord thing in the back and into my phones headphone thing
and the freaker isn't working
irvdabird: Thanks for sharing, this is pretty cool! BTW, you seem very familiar with
the sound dock, would you know if there's a way to hack a non-Bose power
billllevien: FYI: I Found a dock extender cable on ebay that basically has a breakout
board that can fit a resister in the case, and can easily be unsoldered and
resoldered to an aux cable so that when you unplug the extender the
sounddock turns off
Matt Mikka: Robustness, Availability, this resistor you can get anywhere really. SMD'S,
I like to use "SMT" since "SMD" can be taken another way..LOL, usually come
on rolls and usually require pcb contact to dissipate heat, depending on
amperage of course, no reason other than availability and ease of handling.
Delphinus Prime: Ever since I bought my sound dock a few years ago I've been looking for a
mod like this. I just added the line in and it works great!