How-To: Bose SoundDock LINE IN Hack AUX IN Modification NO IPOD NEEDED !!




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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. 

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 mod 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 sockets.

Odette Smolicz: Can you do mine for me?? Please?

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?

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 =) http://www.amazon.com/TekuOne-Wireless-Bluetooth-Receiver-Sounddock/dp/B0087XSV08 

Toby Cheng: Does anyone know what happens if you don't use a resistor?

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

Stephane Ghazarian: Hi, I'm a newbie. Will this work with a 2,2 Kohm resistor like this one ? http://www.selectronic.fr/lot-de-10-resistances-couche-metal-1-2w-2-2-kohm.html 

Cesar Cano: i bought my Bose speaker for 5 dollars because it was stuck on full volume. i couldn't run 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 pin 24? protect as a false contact?

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 station, thanks

fatalfriend: Can you do JVC Kaboom?

Libardo Enrique Benitez Steer: Excelente vídeo...

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 the steps?

Julien Guyonnet: Hey @Mattmika. I've done it and this works great. thanks again for giving a second life to my bose !

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 :) ? Regards Tom

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! :) 

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.

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 something? I never thought getting the damn cover off would be the bit I would stuggle with!

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 MattMikka..

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 supply?

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 iPods?

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 are different.

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 controls.

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 for posting!

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 Matt!

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?
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