Rob Dumitrescu: 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 =)
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!
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
Cesar Cano: i bought my Bose speaker for 5 dollars because it was stuck on full volume.
i couldn't run it down!!
fatalfriend: Can you do JVC Kaboom?
Steve Lawrie: Success!!! Thanks a ton man, couldn't have done it without this video. I'm
just adding this note in case it helps anyone. If, like I foolishly did,
you have removed the ribbon connector going to the inside of the enclosure
from that two-sided pre-amp thing (because you foolishly started by
unscrewing the central cover rather than just the front one under the ipod
connector) and you can't get it back into the female connector again
because there's not enough free play, then just remove the front grille,
unscrew the 4 screws on the central panel and pull out more of the ribbon,
which you can tuck away easily over the silver preamp. There you are.
Thankx again MattMikkka!
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..,,
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.
Julien Guyonnet: Hey @Mattmika. I've done it and this works great. thanks again for giving a
second life to my bose !
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
Toby Cheng: Does anyone know what happens if you don't use a resistor?
Stephane Ghazarian: Hi, I'm a newbie. Will this work with a 2,2 Kohm resistor like this one ?
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
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?
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
Дамян Митев: why not 2k SMD?
MattMikkaTV: 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?
MattMikkaTV: 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
MattMikkaTV: 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!
Todd Szopo: does it have to be 2k ohm? could it be 2.2k ohm? 2k hard to find
MattMikkaTV: Yes it can be done fairly easily.
chloe hammie: u do realise for some new bose users it has a aux input built in behid the
new ones that bose is a very old one
jackedfu: can you make a video on how to swap the 30 pin connector to work with newer
MattMikkaTV: Nice !! your welcome...
Bob49827: It's time to modify my Bose Docking station, using your technique
MattMikkaTV: Yup, but if you dont want to shell out for another docking station then
this is the mod for you, its specific to this model, other models naturally
Jason Adam Juliano: thanks for this!
pivitman101: sweet thanks works great, just hate when I plug something in I get this
loud noise. Now time to try and set up the play/pause, forward/revers
mark strommen: You the man hack thanks
Alejandro Bocanegra: Hello David, just shorted pin 19 to GND (pin 24). It will work. Good luck,
I did it , it works!
Simon King: OK, I've actually connected the resister to 19 and 20 at the other side of
the ribbon cable connecter and it still doesn't work. What am I doing wrong?
MattMikkaTV: That Is a great idea !! i will look into that, were a bit busy filming
how-to and instructional videos now, but that will be on my list, thanks
Arnel Ahmee: thank you so much for this tutorial video,using this method i just had a
little concern, sometimes when i plugged my dock it doesnt power up rite
away, i still have to unplugged it and plugged it again til it powers up,
COULD YOU PLS GIVE ME SOME IDEA HOW TO FIX THIS PROBLEM, THANKS...
MattMikkaTV: I haven't ever seen one without a ground, i have seen them so thin that
they are hard to see, if in doubt just get another cable, i believe it
needs the ground as a differential reference.
Richard Coe: I just completed the wiring and it works great. I used a 2.2k ohms 0.5rW
resistor and plugged my bose into the headphone output to my Samsung TV and
it sounds fantastic! No need to hook up my ipod to make it work. Thanks
Simon King: Hi MattMikkaTV, I have tried adding the 2k ohm resister to pins 19 and 20,
but it doesn't seem to work at all. The quality of your video is too poor
to see where exactly you're soldering the resister in. Do you go in at the
actual ribbon connector or to one of the small dot holes a little bit away
from the ribbon connector?
Erden Tasbas: I have the same problem like Arnel Ahmee Pls Help
Mark Shaw: I struggled to do the conversion as the soldering is very small, but it
worked fantastically and I do love my old Bose dock its mainly for my 19
year old son as they love base and can only get the affect with high volume
on there other cheap systems, the Bose works wall at lower volumes so we
are all happy at home. I can now play it through by airplay wireless at
home, thanks Matt you the Boss!!!
Naser Younus: time to modify my bose
Mike Taylor: Matt, My patch cable doesn't have a ground. Does it matter?