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CD player not working

The CD player on my Bose Wave Radio/CD has stopped working. I've cleaned the eye and tried holding the lid down while trying to get the system to recognize the CD. It goes through it's usual motions of starting for CD play (showing the track screen, cycling through the volume, etc), but then just keeps blinking "CD" on the screen as if it is not recognizing there is a CD in the dock at all. Any suggestions would be a lot of help, thanks in advance,


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CD Player on my Bose Wave radio/cd just blinks CD and it appears to me that the disc is not spinning. This is the same problem that many others have already identified. I unplugged the unit and removed the battery but this did not solve the problem. I notice that there is a "platter" (part of the lid) that sandwiches the cd onto the spindle. the platter seems tight but does turn. Also, does anyone know if there is a drive belt that may have broken?

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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The cd player on my wave radio stopped working, spoke with Bose, they suggested unplugging it for about a minute, then plugging it back in. Now it works fine. Apparently the wave radio is software driven, so power fluctuations/or outtages may cause the unit to need to reboot.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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Hi to everyone that had or have a problem with Bose wave radio system. I'm sure that all of you did call the Bose center and spend a long time on hold to be told that you need to send it in for repair and a cost of $99 like if we did not spend enough money yet...

1 Remove the power connection cable.
2 flip the wave radio upside. Down.
3 unscrew all the screws problem they all the same size.
4 hold the radio firmly and re flip it upside up.
5 remove the cover.
6 you will have to unscrew the engine keep that screw separately just in case it is a different size.
7 you will need to remove the connection that is the less wide.
8 you will need to remove the speaker connection top left in front of the metal tower. To remove it you will need tweezers to be able to fit in that limited space. Also make sure that the engine is set on the table and not on the wave radio do not need to unplug the large connection. Be careful removing the cover, you want to lift it slowly left side first and moving to the right and it will be resting side up because of all the connections.
9 Have a can of Endust for electronic it is a multi-purpose duster for electronics.
10 no need to open anything from the cd player just look on top and spray in the openings that you see, most of the time something is untrusting the laser to read the cd.
For my case I had a piece of paper, tiny and a tiny piece of rubber? Never knew where it came from but it is working perfectly and did cost 5 dollar for the can or less.

I hope that help good luck and do not be afraid to open the radio, just be gentle and the difficulty is EASY.

Just have Tweezers, Phillips screw driver and the electronic duster can on hands.

Posted on Aug 16, 2015

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I was never able to find out what happened to the player, Luckily I live near the Bose headquarters in Mass. and they fixed it for ~$100 and gave me a free remote control, since I had lost mine.

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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