There have been reports from speaker wherein the Bose Soundlink Color II speaker stopped working because of water damage. Bose Soundlink Color II is a water resistant speaker and not waterproof. The difference between water resistant and waterproof speakers is that the former is safe for splashes or rain however the waterproof speaker usually has an rating of IP67 which means it is safe to use and are sealed watertight. In here, let us talk about Bose Soundlink Color II and the troubleshooting methods to fix water damage on the product.
Fix Bose Soundlink Color II stopped working due to Water Damage
Before we head on the troubleshooting methods below, let us first talk about Soundlink Color II and its specifications:
- Dimensions: 5.25″ H x 5″ W x 2.25″ D
- Weight: 1.2 lbs
- Input: 3.5mm auxiliary input
- Output: Micro-B USB port
- Wireless range: 30 feet or 9 meters
- Battery life: 8 hours (Lithium-ion)
- Water Resistant: YES
- Colors available: Yellow Citron, Aquatic Blue, Soft Black, & Polar White
Method 1: Allow Soundlink Color Bluetooth speaker to dry out
Since Soundlink Color II Bluetooth speaker is designed to withstand only splashes of water and cannot hold under water or is not waterproof, this means that there is no way the speaker should be submerged under water. If at some point, under certain unforeseeable circumstances that water gets the inside of the speaker remove the water immediately from the underwater surface.
Once speaker is removed from the wet surface, if there is excess water you may need to use a cloth to soak up any visible water and you may need to dry it out for about 24 to 48 hours.
After 48 hours, re-check Soundlink Color Bluetooth speaker for dryness or wetness. If the speaker has been dried out, turn speaker ON to check if water damage has been fixed.
Method 2: Bring speaker for service
After allowing the Bluetooth speaker to dry out for a few days and still water damage still exists, you may need to bring the speaker in for service. Authorized Bose technician should be the one allowed to open the Bluetooth speaker and check for any damages that may have caused by introduction of water inside the speaker. Check with your local directory for the nearest Bose Authorized dealer for service.
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