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Bose Wave Clock Radio

The screen is completely scrambled; on it are displayed all the features that it used to do. The off/on button doesn't work. The cleaning lady said she didn't drop it and doesn't know what happened to it. Help!

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Re: Bose Wave Clock Radio

Considering all power is good, check for broken or fractured solder joints at interconnects between display and main PCB on BWR-I.
Check cold solder joints on U302 and U301(IC302, IC301).

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Any update on this? I just had the same thing happen the other night. It completely powered off, and then 2 days later I plugged it into a different outlet and it came up all jumbled. Was it a cold solder joint or cracked joint? There was no traumatic event to the unit.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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