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How do I brighten a dim Bose Wave Radio display that does not respond to conventional methods, that has been answered on this site numerous times?

On the radio and then the remote, I held down alarm & up volume, and then time & up volume with no response. Is there some way to fool the light sensor?

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Put tape over it

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

  • kevin seeger
    kevin seeger Apr 16, 2015

    Have you successfully done this with tape to make the display brighter? If so, may to send a link to a diagram of the sensor location or explain where to look and what it looks like? Thank you for your help.

  •  johnny rebel
    johnny rebel Apr 16, 2015

    no link,use your finger to locate it,when the light brightens,thats where it is

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