The power company inadvertently disconnected my neutral at the transformer causing power surges on my house wiring. My Bose Wave Radio/CD has not worked since. When I turn on the power button nothing happens.
The player is 6 years old, how much would it cost to repair? Or should I look at replacing it.
The power company is responsible for the damage. They prefer to repair rather than replace, where can i get this kind of service done. I live in the Houston Texas area.
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Bose does not release their schematic diagrams or parts lists, so factory maintenance is about the only way to go. You can start the process by visiting www.Bose.com, but be ready for some sticker shock. Before you do anything though, every Bose has a line fuse inside the case. The location varies by model and date of manufacture, but if you open the case it will be simple to locate. Check it, and replace it if necessary. The fuse is there to safeguard electronics against power surges, so it is your likely culprit.
please my name is dele i have this BOSE radio/cd system model number is AWRC2G which transformer burnt out rightly, that the input is 240volts which output is the problem and in nigria. please i just want to know the output on each coloured wire of the secondary that has 8 wires output from the secondary (2 purple - brn = volt, 2 blue = volts, and 2 black - gray = volts. so that similar that i can use to work it. thank you
Perhaps it is just a fuse blown. There is one small fuse inside the unit. If the fuse is OK, then the next step might the transformer. If the transformer is OK, then it might be the Bridge rectifier IC GBU series
There's a line fuse for these sets inside the radio on a printed circuit
board. NOTE: for your safety, disconnect the radio from its power
source before you open the case and poke around inside. The best way
to check the fuse is with an ohm meter, but you can probably check it
visually using a strong flashlight. There should be a wire filament
running the length of the fuse. If it's intact, so is the fuse. If
it's broken or not visible at all, the fuse is "blown" and needs to be
replaced. If the fuse checks out ok, the power transformer is likely
bad -- a problem that these sets are notorious for. Bose will charge
you $100 for the transformer repair (unless the set is still under
warranty), and having it done is strictly a matter of personal choice.
My choice would be to sell the Bose on eBay as a "tech special" and
pick up one of the newer HD radios. They offer much better sound at a
much lower price.
There's a line fuse inside the radio, mounted on a PC board. CAUTION: disconnect the set from power before opening the case or poking around inside. The fuse could be bad, but these sets are notorious for losing the power transformer. If the fuse is ok then you are looking at a $100 repair fee from Bose. You might want to check out the new HD radios -- better sound, MUCH lower price.
There's a line fuse inside the radio, mounted on a PC board. CAUTION:
disconnect the set from power before opening the case or poking around
inside. The fuse could be bad, but these sets are notorious for losing
the power transformer. If the fuse is ok then you are looking at a
$100 repair fee from Bose. You might want to check out the new HD radios -- better sound, MUCH lower price.
YES IT CAN UNPLUG THE RADIO ..OPEN IT UP LOOK @ WERE THE POWER CORD COMES INTO THE RADIO SEE HOW BAD IT IS >>>IF IT IS ALL BURNT UP YOU HAVE TO GET AN IDEAR HOW MUCH A REPAIR PLACE WILL WANT>>>>>>>>BUT IT MAY ONLY BE A FUSE IN SIDE YOU MAY GET LUCKY>>>>>>>>>YOU CAN EVEN FIX THAT YOUR SELF WITH A SOLDERING IRON FROM RADIO SHACK OPEN IT UP SEE WHATS GOING ON IN SIDE MAKE SURE POWER IS UP PLUGGED GOOD LUCK
The fix may be as simple as replacing a fuse. Location varies by model, but each has an internal fuse on one of its circuit boards. SAFETY NOTE: It may seem obvious, but be sure to disconnect power from the set before you open the case.
If the fuse is not the problem, you will need to seek professional repair. Unfortunately, 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.