Question about Bose Wave Radio
My Bose Wave Radio just stopped playing CDs. I get the "disk unreadable" error when I attempt to play one.
The tech guys at BOSE told me to unplug for a few minutes then try it again. This didn't work. And since my unit can't read a disk, I assume running a lens cleaner is pointless, as it has to 'read' that disk as well. Or am I mistaken on that point? Really appreciate your input on this. Thanks!
I had the same problem with the disk unreadable error and took my unit to a authorized repair dealer about 100 miles from where I live to have it fixed. It ended up costing me about $300 to have the CD unit totally replaced which is almost as much as I paid for the unit in the first place. I am like a lot of you that used the CD very little although the unit was about 3 years old. I think Bose has a problem and would like us to think it is very rare. I bought a Lifestyle surround system about 14 years ago that has a CD and have never had a problem with it so needless to say I am very disappointed in the Wave II Radio/CD system. I am fairly certain the problem will occur again, but only time will tell.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
Yes, clean the lens,,
use a cotton bud and some isopropol alcohoc or the solution from the lens cleaner bottle,
it could also be mechanical damege that the lens has been knocked out of alignment, that would be VERY difficult to fix.
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
Me too. I have the multi stacker and the single cd works but not the stacker. Took it back to the shop and man got it to work straight away. Felt like a fool. Got it home. Back to not reading. Was under the impression that buying a Bose would mean quality. Clearly not.
Posted on Jan 07, 2017
Hi, I am at this moment working on my neighbors wave radio w/ cd player. She was having the same problem & what I have discovered after disassembling the unit was that the wiring from the eye on the cd player that connects to the main board ( which looks more like a printed circuit board ) the end that plugs in on the board was broken off, I guess that after years of the eye moving up & down the rack ( constant bending of the wires ) the end finally gave way.If this is the problem you are having, MY solution is trim the broken end flush w\ a sharp pair of scissors to remove the end where it broke, place a piece of masking tape 1/8 to 1/4 in from the end use paint stripper to remove laminant but be VERY careful not to destroy the wires, clean end w\ a scotch brite pad or mild wire brush, plug it back in reassemble unit & your ready to enjoy it for another 2-3 yrs hope this helps, Any questions or comments contact me at email@example.com
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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