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Bose radio display doesn't show at all

Hi - This radio has some years on it but is not ancient by any means, can't remember exactly when it was purchased.

I got the display to work for just a little while but then it faded to black once more. Replaced the battery but I don't think that matters.

Radio does not have a CD player.

I saw a tip here to hold down the clock set button while adjusting volume but this did not work. Have unplugged & plugged in several times, radio will play just no display.

Would love to be able to use it for my clock radio, really appreciate any help you can give!



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  • janib Jan 21, 2009

    Thanks for the superfast answer! I'm good with the alcohol and toothbrush and hope I can take the thing apart but not sure exactly what I'm looking for with the lcd connector and lcd IC.

  • janib Jan 21, 2009

    OK - I probably won't play with this until the weekend.

    Sounds like it will work though!

    Thank you for your patience! :)

  • tezzy138 Jan 25, 2009

    it was on and I was listening to music and than there was a noise and it wnet dead i know the batteries are old and one was corrode but i thouhght it will still run without batteries am i wrong/

  • janib Jan 25, 2009

    XD, unfortunate medical things going on here - everyone isn't young and whole like you. I do appreciate your advice and will give it a try and report back as soon as I am able. I expect it to work fine. Again, thank you for your patience.

  • janib Jan 25, 2009

    XD, unfortunate medical things going on here - everyone isn't young and whole like you. I do appreciate your advice and will give it a try and report back as soon as I am able. I expect it to work fine. Again, thank you for your patience.

  • janib Mar 26, 2009

    Hi again XD, all the buttons on my radio are on a center panel on top, like the pic of the older model above. Looks like it would be possible to pop the top off with a screwdriver in a little slot on the back that might be for that purpose. Tried it real easy and it seems to be mounted on there real good though. Do I take off the top by taking out the 4 screws in the bottom? Hope I'll be able to get it put back together.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    Radio fell off curio cabinet,no light display,screenblack

  • sclark162 Apr 28, 2009

    I have the cd wave radio with the buttons on top. It's about 6 years old and a few days ago the display just went black. When I press any button, the display comes back but only for about 5 seconds then blacks out again. All audio functions still work just fine. Am I out of luck? Thanks.



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I just posted a similar problem and did 2 more minutes of research on this site to figure it out. Hold down the 'cd mode' and press the on/off button. This turns the display on or off.

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Take it apart and use alcohol and a tooth brush to clean the lcd connector and lcd IC.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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  • Jalal Sordo
    Jalal Sordo Jan 21, 2009

    LCD = the screen.

    will see anything connected to the screen such as wires and Internal Circuits and nozzels.

  • Jalal Sordo
    Jalal Sordo Jan 21, 2009

    at least give me a rating jan.


  • Jalal Sordo
    Jalal Sordo Jan 25, 2009

    yea just try new and fresh ones.



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