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Bose wave AWR1-2W problem

I have a Bose wave AWR1-2W that has the following problem:

If I connect the power it is dead (seemingly) and is unresponsive. If I connect the 9v battery to it it all the display lights up when I connect the power but it is still unresponsive to all button presses? any ideas as to what could be causing this problem? It is not the transformer as it does have the power to light up etc.

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Re: Bose wave AWR1-2W problem

I purchased one of these radios from a thrift store today. It had the exact same problem.

I replaced a 2SC3792 transistor located near the transformer/power supply section of the board. The transistor had a short between two of its leads.

once replaced with a substitute, the set came on and works perfect.

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Sorry for the late answer to your solution. There was some problem with my account in fixya.
I was not able to post any solution from yesterday as the new site is in development stage as told by the customer care of fixya.

I seen your question. You have to check the power cord of your bose wave radio first. Is there is any loose contact at its socket at the both ends. If its seems ok, Then you have to check the inline fuse inside the wave radio. For that you have to open the wave radio. I am giving you this solution assuming that you are aware of reparing electronic items. If you have some knowledge on fixing electronic items then you can fix it yourself.

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