My buddy has a Bose Cinemate, probably the first one, from early 2000s. He said it was working great, it stopped working, packed it in the shed, and misplaced the remote. We wanted to use it as a general purpose music system instead of those little battery phone speakers. But you cant turn the darn thing on unless you have the remote. So I got a couple of universal remotes at skycraft, a hughes hrmc-11 and an hrmc-15, dled the manuals, and tried to enter the bose codes from the manuals. Some dude on utube posted a video on how to replace the ir receiver on the interface box. We took the interface box apart, and sure enough, there wasnt anything coming out of the ir receiver when hitting it with several kinds of remotes. So I went to skycraft and got an ir receiver and soldered that in, and now we get output from the ir receiver when pointing a remote at it. But no turnon yet. So I found this bose ir protocol pdf that said it was very similar to the nec ir protocol, and had the bose codes for onoff, volup and voldn. So I whipped up a little arduino app that twiddled a pin at the same 560us on and 1.690usec off for a '1' bit and something else for a '0' bit (see? This msg is ontopic for avrs) using an ir diode, but no turnon still. So now I call in yet another favor from the avrfreaks. Anyone got a bose cinemate? Any way to capture the IR out waveform? Bose said theyd email me the service manual, but they didnt. You can only beat on this dead horse for so long before it becomes a losing proposition. Thanks in advance. If Chapman knows how to fix this I'll just REMOVED hat.
Political reference removed - JGM