Bose Wave AW1 need to know how to safely disassemble it.
Since I was not able to find either an owner's manual, a repair
manual,a schematic, or any other help for disassembling or repairing a
BoseWave model AW1 online, I had to just experiment with trying to fix
theproblem I had with it. Bose also would not accept the unit to
bereturned for repair because they said it was too old. They
wouldonly offer a small trade in amount on a purchase of a new
I first tried removing all the screws on the bottom of the unit tosee
how it might be disassembled. While I was able to get thebottom
of the unit removed by unplugging four connectors, that did notprovide
access to the upper portion of the unit.
Next, I removed
screws on each side and across the back of the unit andthat allowed the
top portion of the unit to come loose, but not yet beremoved because a
cassette tape was still stuck inside. At this point,I concluded that
since the unit was not working any way, I may as well(gently) try to
force open the cassette lid. That sort of workedin that it broke
the cassette, but fortunately did not break the Bose.I was then able to
slide off the cassette slot lid, remove thecassette, and then remove
the top part of the Bose case.
To my great relief, I
found that this action relieved whatever wascausing the buttons on top
of the Bose to not work, and they apparentlybecame reset and working
properly. Just getting the stuckcassette tape out of the unit
seemed to allow all of the buttons thathad quit working to work
again. I don't know if the cassette tapewill work or not, but
since my main objective was to get the inputbutton to work, I may not
even bother with trying to get the cassettetape to work again.
I'll try to post a photo atwww.upquick.com/view/bose.jpg
Feb 16, 2009 |
Bose Acoustic Wave® Shelf System