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My bose wave radio is about 8 years old. The screen had a scrambled display so I thought unplugging it and plugging it back in would help. I unplugged it and when I plugged it back in it has no display and none of the buttons work.

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  • jeffreypayne Oct 20, 2008

    It only makes a noise as it is unplugged, other than that there is no sign that it is on or powered up. I have tried different outlets also.

  • skoglundtech Oct 22, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Buddy brought it to me. It has power, as shown by the static from speakers when unplugging, good fuse, and voltages from transformer. 9 Volt battery was dead - probably because it was unplugged for an extended period of time. Replace battery, still no change. About half the time, display is completely blank, other half screen is completely on - all segments.
    I have cleaned board completely, thinking perhaps there was some conductive dust shorting something out.
    I see no bad solder joints. I am tempted to get my heat gun and heat the whole thing up to see if a cracked circuit trace closes....



  • jwnel007 Oct 28, 2008

    Same trouble a 9 9 kinda showed up so unplugged it and nothing did that a few time then whole screen lit up, then nothing.

  • jclbarry3 Nov 02, 2008

    i am having a similar problem. but my entire screen goes out after about 30 sec. it will start off lit up and then go out. this just happened a couple of days ago. i have prob had mine for about 8 years too. any suggestions

  • brandon waltz
    brandon waltz May 11, 2010

    does it even supply power??

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Bose does not release their parts lists or schematics, effectively creating a monopoly for parts and repairs. In fact, their web site says that the Bose factory is the only option for service or repair. They used to list a flat rate repair charge on the web site, but removed it - probably because it scared too many people. Their troubleshooting guide (below) might help, but it's very simplistic.

Before you invest in expensive factory repair on one of these trouble prone sets, you might want to investigate the new HD radios -- better sound at a MUCH lower price.

http://www.bose.com/controller?event=VIEW_STATIC_PAGE_EVENT&url=/customer_service/owners/troubleshoot/index.jsp

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