Re: QC 35-I is Turning On By Itself
TL;DR: The fix listed in this thread regarding bending back the contacts on the switch solved this issue for me, too.
Just a note for others experiencing the same issue and have tried the usual turn it off/on, disconnect/reconnect, factory reset/update and they still turn on when they should be off;
The fix listed in this thread regarding bending back the contacts on the switch solved this issue for me, too.
So, like the thread title says, my QC 35's started turning themselves on randomly. It was during the recent 'hottest day on record' for the UK, so that may have been a contributor to the switch failing (the heat making the contacts that already bend over time, bend even more - maybe?)
I'm always very careful with tech, so I was suprised when they started acting up. I've always kept them in their case when not in use, but with the advice here suggesting this may contribute to the switch breaking too, I might not from now on.
I was after an official repair from Bose. The headphones are just over 3 years old and cost almost £300, so I didn't want to poke around myself to only break them more.
I understand the product is out of warranty so wouldn't have minded paying for the repair. But Bose don't repair them (in the UK, at least). They only offer a reduced price replacement. QC 35 II's in my case. They offered a TINY £10 discount at first. I said that price was too much. The support guy then had a chat with his manager and got a much bigger discount; but the price was still £174. A bit much to replace headphones that cost £300 and were just over 3 years. I invested in decent headphones for a reason, not to keep upgrading them.
So, I decided to poke about inside the headphones as mentioned in this thread (bending back the contacts on the switch) and it worked first time!
Thanks to this forum, I can now use my QC 35's for a few more years to come 🙂