Its about 12 years old i noticed last night all the lights on the display were on i unplugged it 2 or 3 times it went all black but still had power i left it unplugged all nite this morning i plugged it back in and all the lights (display) are back on none of the buttons work when i push them i also did take the battery out.
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Re: bose not working at all
Unfortunately, Bose will not release their schematics of parts lists, effectively giving them a monopoly on repair of these sets. On their web
site, www.bose.com, they offer to repair most Wave sets for $100 or
give $200 credit towards the purchase of a new Wave. Before you spend
the big bucks though, you might want to check out the new HD radios.
Better sound and MUCH lower prices than the Bose.
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Press and hold alarm time for about a second, then press your tune/playlist button until your bright hi or bright lo choices display, once you chose which lighting you want, do not press anything else. It will set to your last selection.
Changing the clock time format
You can choose to have the display show the time in 12-hour (AM/PM) or 24-hour (Military)
Press and hold Alarm Time (Menu) until -SETUP MENU- is displayed.
2. Press Tune > three times until TIME- is displayed.
3. Press Time - or Time + to select 12 HOUR or 24 HOUR.
4. Press Alarm Time (Menu) to exit the setup menu or wait 10 seconds for the setup menu
to end automatically.
Hey Pete! Did you take out the 9V battery as well and let power down to re-set? Benimur from JustAnswer suggested: Your described problem could either be a system glitch, hardware fault. If it were a glitch, unplug the unit for an extended period of time to force the Bose to reset and revert to factory defaults. This would also require removal of the 9 volts battery. Should this be not corrective, then it would seem that the logic circuitry of the Bose radio is faulty. The logic circuitry includes the micro processor that handles all the controls and the displays. Unfortunately, not a user doable repair.
The only 2 solutions are:
1. Just find an equivalent driver to replace. Re-wire new driver speakers into the enclosures. The old 201s may have had decent drivers (although probably paper cone) for back then, but now just about anything will sound as good in those particular cabinets.
2. Call Bose and exchange them for current 201 speakers (higher clarity more powerful).
Bose will give you about 30-40% off I believe on a series 5 model. They now pay for inbound and outbound shipping as well.
First off how long have you owned the unit? Bose has pretty good manufacturer warranties. Usually several years up to 5 or 10 sometimes. Once I have more information I will assist you further. It sounds like either the amp or something else may be defective inside the unit. Thanks, Lee
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.