Tip & How-To about Bose Wave Radio

Cleaning stuck control buttons on Wave Radio/CD

Mine was made in 1999 and the push buttons have become "sticky"
over time (dust, humidity, whatever) and the CD tracks would skip.
The buttons are on top on my Model AWRC-1P (it's not a front-loading
CD model) so there is no access to do maintenance.

I called BOSE customer service (very helpful and pleasant folks) to
hear that there is no "fix" to the sticky button issue. Wipe the case
with a very damp cloth to take off surface dirt, and that's it.

I asked if I could use my CleanSafe aerosol "Dust Remover" that I
have to blast dust and lint from my computer - yes, was the tech's reply
but - - - ONLY IF IT IS "moisture-free" (which it is!) Point and shoot
the blasts of air into the buttons a couple of times and, voila!! No
more sticky functioning! Now the CD tracks move up and down
without a problem, good as new (almost, it is ten years old).

The Bose tech said that usually the CD player goes out in time. They
only can be serviced by Bose (about $125 for an overhaul) in Framingham MA - they do offer (or had offered) a trade-up exchange for $199 to a
new CD/radio but without the buttons and other features of my old
model. Call 800-637-8781 for Bose Service (M-F Eastern time).

Hope this is helpful info, it solved my sticky buttons problem!

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