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First generation Bose SoundLink Mini released on July 1, 2013. The device weighs 1.5 pounds and has a Bluetooth range of 30 feet.

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Why does my bose doesn't turn on and while charging red light flashes

Why does my bose soundlink mini 2 doesn't get turn and while charging red light flashes so what is the problem thank you

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I did a ton of research online and through trial and error, this fixed the "blinking red light" problem on my SLM2.

1. Go to - it will prompt you to download the bose update application. Once you do that the application should be running in the background.

2. Go back to and run through the prompts. (You should have your SLM2 connected to your computer via USB cable)

3. If you get the screen that prompts you to connect your device (even if it is connected) - try a different USB cable. Some cables are meant for data transfer and some for charging. I ran into this problem and tried 5 different cables until it finally connected.

4. Once your SLM2 is detected by your computer on the site, type "a, d, v" followed by up arrow, down arrow. This will open up the Advanced Settings menu.

5. The screen will then show your firmware number (ie. 1.1.14). Use the drop down menu to select the previous firmware version and this will run the update.

At around 80% your SLM2 should power on and Viola. Finish the update process and your SLM2 should be good as new.

The biggest problem I ran into was the cable. I attempted updating on Mac and Windows, switched 2-3 cables. I finally changed to the 5th cable and it was finally detected.

For some that have stated that you have the most current firmware version, this fix somehow resets the SLM2 through downgrading. You can always upgrade back to the most current firmware version once you unbrick your SLM2.

P.S. This fix seems to work for many people with a SoundLink Mini II that won’t turn on; however, firmware updates/downgrades are only available for the Mini II and not the first generation Mini. You can see a list of other common problems/solutions for the original Mini on the SoundLink Mini Won’t Turn on When Connected to Power page.

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You really made my day - thank you SO MUCH, Craig for this great piece of advice - it worked!


Really helpful, couldn't find the solution elsewhere! Thanks!!


Hi please help I can’t get advupdown bit to work is it all at once or one at a time , it just makes my window go up and down !


I CANT UPDATE....The update can't start because the battery level is too low. Please charge your product and try again. PLEASE HELP


Mine got to 80% then said it could no longer communicate with the speaker "We lost connection to your product. Try unplugging your product then plugging it back in." unplugging and replugging does nothing, if you click try again it restarts the install proceedure, it detects when I plug the speaker in, get sto 7% then repeats the lost connection error.

I've tried the ship reset, that doesn't change anything, I can't do the power button reset for 10 seconds as it does not power on.

Any ideas? Did this just get bricked?


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Thank you so much!!!

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Hello , had the same problem , but on the website , they said that my BOSE is up to date… and i cant do this step :

4. Once your SLM2 is detected by your computer on the site, type "a, d, v" followed by up arrow, down arrow. This will open up the Advanced Settings menu.

Edit : okay i understand ! for people who dont catch it , when you are on the website (the internet page) , just type on your keyboard => a d v press arrow up and down. it will open a secret menu !

Thanks a lot .

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Fix the blinking red light issue on the Bose Soundlink Mini 2 Speaker in 10 minutes!

(YouTube-Tutorial by Zeyu Wei)

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