U can send me ur unit and I can fix It. For 65.00 I do the repairs on Bose radio for several yrs now I'm in s.c and work for two shops here u can call me or email me and I'll give u the numbers of the shops to verify I'm lagit. My number is 864-884-0511 thetvmaster1@MSN.com. Tony
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Mine was made in 1999 and the push buttons have become "sticky" over time (dust, humidity, whatever) and the CD tracks would skip. The buttons are on top on my Model AWRC-1P (it's not a front-loading CD model) so there is no access to do maintenance.
I called BOSE customer service (very helpful and pleasant folks) to hear that there is no "fix" to the sticky button issue. Wipe the case with a very damp cloth to take off surface dirt, and that's it.
I asked if I could use my CleanSafe aerosol "Dust Remover" that I have to blast dust and lint from my computer - yes, was the tech's reply but - - - ONLY IF IT IS "moisture-free" (which it is!) Point and shoot the blasts of air into the buttons a couple of times and, voila!! No more sticky functioning! Now the CD tracks move up and down without a problem, good as new (almost, it is ten years old).
The Bose tech said that usually the CD player goes out in time. They only can be serviced by Bose (about $125 for an overhaul) in Framingham MA - they do offer (or had offered) a trade-up exchange for $199 to a new CD/radio but without the buttons and other features of my old model. Call 800-637-8781 for Bose Service (M-F Eastern time).
Hope this is helpful info, it solved my sticky buttons problem!
Bose will not release their schematics or parts lists, effectively giving them a monopoly on repair of these sets. There is, however, a line fuse on a circuit board inside the radio. CAUTION:
disconnect the set from its power source before you open it up or start
poking around inside it. If you're lucky, all you will need is a
simple fuse replacement. The sets are, however, notorious for
"blowing" power transformers. If the fuse is not the problem, you
will likely need to send the set to Bose for repair. On their web
site, www.bose.com, they offer to repair most Wave sets for $100 or
give $200 credit towards the purchase of a new Wave. Before you spend
the big bucks though, you might want to check out the new HD radios.
Better sound and MUCH lower prices than the Bose.
I just removed the cover from my wave radio. There are 3 screws that hold the top cover on. Two are exposed and in the rear of the unit and the other is under the CD player lid.
To replace the cover find the two tabs in the front on the bottom cover. Slide the top on and using a screwdriver carefully pry back the front of the top cover so that the two tabs slip by and move into place. Then open up the CD player cover and make sure the spindle fits through the hole in the top cover. Push down and replace the screws.
I didnt remove the ribbon cable so you will have to check on how to refit the connector.