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Bose wave radio won't turn on

My Bose Wave Radio will not turn on nor will the display. When unplugged it makes a popping noise.

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  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    Our Bose radio just  got funny numbers on the digital display. When unpluged makes a hissing sound and when plugged back in no lights, or sound.  What is the problem?  Is this common for this radio and where can it be fixed at a reasonable price?

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    Our Bose radio just got funny numbers on the digital display. When unpluged makes a hissing sound and when plugged back in no lights, or sound. What is the problem? Is this common for this radio and where can it be fixed at a reasonable price?

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Unfortunately Bose will not release their schematics or parts lists, effectively giving them a monpoly on repair of these units. Their web site, www.bose.com, offers to repair most Wave radios for $100 or to provide a $200 allowance towards purchase of a new Wave. Before you spend the big bucks on theis trouble-prone product though, you might want to check out the new HD radios -- better sound and MUCH lower prices than Bose.

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