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Most probably electrolytic capacitors damaged.

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Unfortunately, Bose will not release their schematics or parts lists, effectively giving them a monopoly on repair of their units. If you check the service/repair page on their web site, www.bose.com, you'll find that they will repair most Wave units for $100 or give you $200 credit towards a new model. Before spending the big bucks though, you might want to check out the new HD radios. Better sound and a MUCH lower price than the Bose.

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Posted on May 19, 2009

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    Bill Buchsbaum May 21, 2009

    Unfortunately Bose will not release their schematics or parts lists,
    effectively giving them a monopoly on repairs. According to their web
    site, www.bose.com, they will repair most Wave radios for $100 or give
    you $200 credit towards the purchase of a new set. Check your options
    before you spend the big bucks though. A new HD radio, with better
    sound and a MUCH lower price, might be a better choice than repair of a
    problem prone Bose.



    Bill B.

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    Bill Buchsbaum Aug 09, 2009

    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.


    http://www.bose.com/controller?event=VIE...

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SOURCE: Bose Wave radio humming noise

Actually the problem was caused by a bad 470uf cap, that was used to filter the powersupply for all the analog amps. Replaced the cap the unit works like new.

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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SOURCE: no power up

Same problem here but I could not find the Q401...do you know where I can find a schematic that could help me locate it?

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: My 10 year old Bose wave radio quit working.

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.

Bill B.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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