I have a problem with time display on my Bose CD/Clock Radio.
When the radio is on, either because I turned it on or am using the sleep timer, the display stays fixed on the radio station setting. This happens whether I use the controls on the actual radio or the remote control. This problem began after a recent power outage. Prior to this, the radio station setting would display briefly when selected, then revert to showing the time. I want to be able to tell what time it is when the radio is playing. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Re: I have a problem with time display on my Bose...
I found the answer on the Bose website in the manual for the radio. While the radio is on, hold down Alarm Setup and preset 1 at the same time. That will set it so the clock displays. If you do the same thing but hold down preset button 2, that will display the radio info all the time.
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The Bose Wave Radio has two brightness levels: Bright Hi (with a range of 8-15, and default of 10) and Bright Lo (1-8, default 4). The radio automatically goes from Hi to Lo when a room is darkened so the display doesn't interfere with sleep.
On recent models you can reset the defaults to make the display brighter or dimmer in both Hi and Lo levels.
1. Press and hold the Alarm Setup (Menu) button on your remote until -setup menu- appears in the display.
2. Then press the Tune/MP3 button until Bright Hi- appears. Use the Time - or Time + buttons to change the settings.
3. Go to Bright Lo- and adjust that setting too if necessary.
4. Press Alarm Setup (Menu) again to exit setup, or simply wait 10 seconds.
You're done! Note that if you set both Hi and Lo to 8, the brightness will stay the same all day and night.
Hold the display mode button until the hours part of the clock flashes on alarm 1. Then press the sleep button twice. This will allow you to adjust the hours part of the time using the CD forward and reverse buttons. To adjust the minutes part of the time hold the display mode button again until the hours part of the clock flashes on alarm 1 . Then press the program button once and the sleep button twice. This will now allow you to change the minutes for your clock also using the CD forward and reverse buttons. Leave for a couple of minutes and your time is now set.
Press and hold down alarm time, setup menu will display, using the arrows of tune/playlist, press the + button until either 12 or 24 hour time displays, then use the - or + to change to which time is desired. Then your clock is set to whichever time you chose.
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I did not find my manual, but this worked for me. Set the clock to be a 24 hour clock by pressing and holding the Memory/Clock Adj button. The display will show 24h or 12h. Use the fast forward button to change from 12h to 24h. Press the Memory/Clock Adj button again and use the fast or reverse forward buttons to change the time to read, for example, 13:00 instead of 1:00 if the time is 1pm. Press the Memory/Clock Adj button again to set the minutes.When you are done setting the time, press and hold the Timer/Sleep button. Either a time or "0:00" will appear in the display with the word "TIMER" flashing above it. Quickly press and hold the Memory/Clock Adj button until the first digit in the time starts flashing. Set the hour that you wish the alarm to sound using the fast or reverse forward buttons, just like you do for setting the time. Press the Memory/Clock Adj button again to set the minutes, and one more time to finish. The word "TIMER" will stop flashing and go solid, and the display will return to the time of day. When the alarm sounds, you can hit Snooze which will give you 5 more minutes, or you can turn the Clock Radio off. Pressing the Timer/Sleep button again will turn off the timer (alarm) and pressing and holding it again after that will turn it back on.