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Bose Wave radio

When powered on by plugging in power cord, display is bright, it runs "seeking", then display dims and no buttons work

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  • Lee Wilson Oct 01, 2008

    I should add that the display blinks after "seek" is finished. No sound, no buttons work - just the blinking hour display. Thanks

  • Lee Wilson Oct 01, 2008

    Also - the first suggestion didn't work - but thank you

  • Lee Wilson Oct 01, 2008

    tried that already - thanks

  • Lee Wilson Oct 01, 2008

    no change after following the 2 suggested solutions - thanks

  • Lee Wilson Oct 01, 2008

    Have tried removing batteries, letting it discharge overnight - so far - no change

  • Lee Wilson Oct 01, 2008

    so what does that mean - replace cord? replace something in the radio? thanks

  • Lee Wilson Oct 01, 2008

    as I said at first - no buttons work -

  • Lee Wilson Oct 01, 2008

    naguu - I downloaded manual - no info on rest to default settings - thanks

  • Lee Wilson Oct 02, 2008

    no luck with any of the suggestions?? any others

  • Lee Wilson Oct 02, 2008

    no cd player in this unit

  • Lee Wilson Oct 02, 2008

    yes

  • Lee Wilson Oct 03, 2008

    to restate the problem - radio turns on, goes into seek mode, then reverts to flashing time. No buttons work - no sound. Various power points tried, no luck. Thanks to all for suggestions - any others?

  • Lee Wilson Oct 03, 2008

    yes

  • Lee Wilson Oct 11, 2008

    none of the buttons seem to work - doing a system reset is therefore impossible

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Hi, with the indulgence of others and your continuing patience, you can get the user manual here.

  1. Have you been able to set the clock by depressing the SET button and the TUNING button down together?
  2. Is the power lead hanging down or rolled up. It acts as an aerial for FM reception.
  3. When you powered it down overnight, did you remove the backup batteries also.
Also check that the remote control is not sending oddball signals to the radio. Put it in a drawer and run the start up test again. If you have no button operation AT ALL and abnormal start up events occurring and are confident that you have been able to reset the unit effectively, then it is safe to assume the unit may have an internal electronic fault and require some attention.Other than that, sounds like gremlins have

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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    Graeme Ross Oct 08, 2008

    taken over the radio and it is time for a probably too expensive to be economical repair, or to just replace the replace the unit. Buy a Sony :)

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You need to system reset, if you wish to do so i can go to page 21 of your user manual. if you do not have it here it is. click here thanks and hope this works out for you.

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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Hi,
The tuner inside needs to be checked for problems. Contact the Bose service centre
1-800-367-4008,
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM ET
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

There very few people on forums that can service bose equipment,its best to get the authorised tech do the job.


Thanks
proton

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Usually seeking is used for CD's, it is trying to read what type of CD it is 1st ( CD, CD-R), you did not mention if this model has a CD player, there may be a disk stuck inside the unit and it can't read it.
In this case the most likely thing is to keep turning it on & off and hitting the eject button ( has happened to me on a different model CD player) until it spits it out.

Another thing to try is to hold down a button (eject, AM, FM, channel up or down even 2 at the same time) as you turn it on to override that "seeking" mode.

Good luck, hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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    CheckitRight Oct 02, 2008

    OK, so this means it is looking for a station, did you try the second solution (holding down a different button as you plug it in?)



    Tnx

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Hi,
Please reset the device to default settings... Go through manual.. To download the manual please click on the below link or copy the URL and paste it in your web browser..
http://products.bose.com/pdf/customer_service/owners/wrv2_guide.pdf
Hopefully it should fix the problem... Please let me know..
Thank you......


Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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Sometimes to activate the radio mode you have to press the AM/FM button.
Try pressing the AM/FM button to activate the radio.

Check that the remote is working, pull out remote battery and put it back.

Try operating the radio from buttons and see if it works.


Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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    Ginko Oct 01, 2008

    Here is the manual:

    The Bose Wave Radio


  • Ginko
    Ginko Oct 01, 2008

    Did the radio workesd before?

    Was it in same location, or had been moved?

    What happened before having this problem?


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Hi,

Your description of "...seeking...:" could indicate:

  • if it is on the AM/FM/tuner/radio mode, then it could not pull in the radio stations;
  • if it is on CD mode, then it could not read the CD.
Your added post of "...display dims and no buttons work..." further may mean that:
  • no station, no disc read, unit shuts down;
  • it is in standby mode hence no buttons will work not until "woken" up.
Suggested actions could include:
  • visually inspect the back where the antenna input/terminals are and check for any loose/detached wiring;
  • check the 9volts battery underneath, not really necessary but it also powers the memory/logic circuitry;
  • if I remember right, there is an FM antenna that is built in to the AC cord, you could try uncoiling or straightening said cord,
  • relocating the radio or repositioning/reorienting could also help;
  • if it were the CD, try using a CD lens cleaner (those used in DVD players and PC CD ROM.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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    Louie Role Oct 01, 2008

    Hi again,

    If all else fail, it may require opening up. This of course would require a fair familiarity of electronic components/circuitry and safety procedures, use of a DVM and a soldering iron. It would be to your added advantage access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings. Should you be uncomfortable performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), perhaps your best bet would then be to seek the services of a qualified professional.


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Bad power supply

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Try getting it totally discharged, if you have backup batteries in it remove them, let it sit for about 20 minutes and then plug it in and see if it will work.

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This is a power problem.

leave the unit unplugged for one night and then try switching ON

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Oct 01, 2008

    ok. did you try a different power point?



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