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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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  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2007

    I'm having the same problem with my Bose radio. No display in the front while it is plugged in to outlet. Tried other working outlets and still no display. Changed the battery but still no display. Sent the radio/cd back to Bose for repair. It worked for a month and is now dead again. Please help!!

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    display doesn't at all but sound and all other functions work but no display at all



  • janib Jan 21, 2009

    Same problem, no display, have done everything described except send it back to Bose. Just posted an email request for help.

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Unfortunately Bose will not release their schematics or parts lists, effectively giving them a monopoly on repairs. Their web site, www.bose.com, 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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