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Water spill on Bose Wave Radio - Radio now buzzes.

Would anyone know if it is practicle to have this radio sent for repair and what it may cost to repair it? Does Bose have a site that repairs these radios? presents some repair rates but repairing damage due to water is not estimated. The radio and alarm buzz when they come on. You can hear the radio but the buzzing is too annoying to make listening to it practicle. Thanks for your input.

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    Water spill on Bose Wave Radio - Radio now buzzes. problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.

  • tedk57 Jan 26, 2008

    I called Bose and since my Wave radio is an older model they could not repair it and offered the trade-in option which I will pursue. Thank you for your suggestion. Take care, Ted.



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Hi i needed my subwoofer repairing andtook it to my local bose stockest for it to be repaired.

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Bose have fixed, standard repair rates for all faults and should be able to provide you with an estimate before sending. These are almost always economical to repair...

Depending on the age of the product, it should be repairable, but if not, they may offer a trade-i to the latest version

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Deja Vu. I did exactly the same thing with my 1st generation Wave Radio in 1995. Like all electronics not made for scuba work, if you don't open the case and start blasting it with a hairdryer in the first few minutes of getting it wet your main circuit board is toast. When you turn it on does it make a rhythmic electronic death rattle sound? If yes, corrosion has destroyed the circuitry.
I don't know if the Bose of today is the same Bose Culture as when I fried mine but mine was 2 months past warranty. I took it to my local repair shop who told me they'd have to replace the main circuit board. Very discouraging but they told me Bose was very responsive to lovers of the product and if I wrote them a letter they might take pity on me. I wrote a letter extolling my love for the product (It was all true. I'd been looking for something non-jarring to wake up to for months before I bought this thing). No BS. I sent the letter and about a month later they sent me a letter with instructions for returning it to the factory and an RMA number. They replaced the main cicruit board for free and returned it to me. It worked flawlessly until 2009.
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