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Bose Wave Radio

I keep losing the display on front and the batteries are dead all the time. This is ocurrring in a weeks time and the radio is plugged in and receiving power.

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Re: Bose Wave Radio

Unfortunately Bose will not release their schematics or parts lists, effectively giving them a monopoly on repairs. Their web site,, offers to repair most Wave radios for $100 or to give owners of broken sets a $200 allowance towards the purchase of a new Wave. Before spending the big bucks though, you might want to check out the new HD radios. Better sound and a MUCH lower price.

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My Bose radio/cd player (02273c03437299a) seems dead! It's plugged in... No clock, no radio, etc..... What now? A 9 volt battery does nothing.

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Quite old-fashioned are those that use the frequency of the mains electricity it is plugged into as a means of approximately keeping time. For practical purposes this type is more accurate than most mechanical types but may lose or gain a little and need adjusting from time-to-time.
If this type becomes unreliable there is nothing the user can do about it and an engineer would be needed or perhaps the garbage or recycling would be a better place.

The second type is the now very common quartz type where the clock circuitry keeps time by being triggered by a very accurate quartz crystal oscillator.
These types are generally so accurate it is worth providing battery back-up in case of power failure as well as preserving alarm and reminder settings.
If this type becomes inaccurate it indicates a problem with the circuitry and again recycling is probably the most practical option, though accumulated damp and dust inside can affect the delicate circuitry which might be restored to accuracy after a thorough internal clean.
I once had similar trouble with my clock radio which was caused in this instance by me forgetting how to operate it correctly. Spending a half-hour playing around with it refreshed my memory so in future I will remember when I have set the alarm to return the display to the clock.

The third type of clock is the radio controlled type that is set and keeps time by receiving a radio signal from a national atomic clock. They can do strange or unusual things if the signal is not being received properly or the clock is faulty but there is usually a function for setting the time manually though in my limited experience these aren't clocks for everyone and they aren't suitable for every location.
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This is a common problem with this model.

The LCD has a dimmer circuit that can be responsible, in some case it is not the dimmer regulation, but the LCD control circuit itself. In that case you have no LCD backlight and the display is almost unreadable. If that is the problem, changing dimmer settings with procedure below will not help.

Most of the time the problem is dimmer regulation.

About dimmer regulation:

Try disconnecting the unit power cord for ten minutes and connect back.
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You should take this Clock/Radio back for a refund or exchange. If that is not possible, try taking the battery out and unplug the Clock/Radio. Leave it set for at least an hour with no power. This will let the microprocessor discharge and reset itself. You also need to replace the battery. It is a CR2430. You can find them in most large electronic stores, large drugstores and supermarkets. Fry's electronics and Radio shack carry them. You can also buy them on line. After letting the Clock/Radio discharge for at least a hour, put the battery back in and plug it in. The functions should return to normal. If not you may have a more serious problem with the microprocessor. You can call Emerson customer support at this telephone number 1-800-898-9020 and ask them for help with the problem. I hope this information help you with your problem.

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If you do not change the built in lithium battery within a reasonable period of time after you see the ‘flashing’ LOW BATT. warning indicator, the lithium battery may become exhausted and will no longer be able to supply back up power to the SmartSet internal computer.

If the unit is disconnected from the AC outlet after the battery is exhausted, or if a power interruption occurs, the SmartSet memory will be lost and the clock will need to be reset when the power is restored. Be sure to install a fresh lithium battery before you reset the clock, otherwise the clock will need to be reset each time the power is interrupted.

If the lithium battery is exhausted and you experience an interruption in the AC power supply, the clock will reset itself to its initial default setting when the power is restored.

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1.) Install a new CR2430 lithium battery in the battery compartment.

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4.) Depress the MONTH/DATE button. The display will change from ‘time’ to 'month/date’ (mm/dd). While holding the MONTH/DATE button, press the UP button to set the display
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5.) Depress the TIME button and the UP button to set the display to the correct time. Be sure to confirm that you have set the time correctly to ‘AM’ or ‘PM’ by observing the AM indicator.

6.) After you set the time, reconfirm that the Day, and Month/Date displays are still correct. Make final adjustments if necessary.

The SmartSet clock memory is now reset and the new lithium battery will maintain it for the next 5 to 8 years, depending on the number and duration of the power outages you experience.

After resetting the clock, don’t forget to reset your wake up times, and alarm mode settings, and sleep timer settings as well.

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