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Sonos self destruct with a countdown! Up Date: Sonos pulls it!

Sonos explains why it bricks old devices with ‘Recycle Mode’

This takes the cake! Instead of collecting the old gear (recycle) they set off a self destruct so the device can’t be used again.

Update (03/06/2020)

Well, it took awhile! Sonos is getting rid of the controversial Recycle Mode that needlessly bricked its older devices

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Still leaves a bad taste for me with Sonos. Too little too late since the mess already happened.

Glad this mode is dead (and they should still get credit for that), but they still shouldn't have even attempted something this dumb.


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Yikes! We actually use a Sonos speaker system here in the office, and lately some of the speakers haven’t been connecting and working very well. It’s troubling to know that putting them in “Recycling Mode” actually renders the speakers useless, so hopefully nobody in our office uses that function. Thanks for sharing as always @danj !

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@jogihara - Just think of the waste of all of these still very useful speakers! Just more for the land fill which we don't need.


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Dan will be eternally grateful.
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