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Wave Radio-dial face,display very dim.

Hello,
I have the Wave Radio AWR1-1W and it has worked fine for many years.
Now the face dial is very dim and can not adjust brightness.
Any ideas?
Thanks, Julio

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  • FrankfurtLad Apr 20, 2008

    Funny, this is exactly what happened to my wave radio a couple days ago. Didn't do anything, except that we had a power out in the early morning, which had happened before without any effect on the dimness level of the display.

    Now when the room light is turned on the display gets dimmer and when the light is off the display is brighter. Just the opposite of what it should be.

    Thanks for any advice. And no, I do not want the new wave radio. I like my two alarms and being able to use the functions without the remote.

  • waflestomp Apr 25, 2008

    My power went out and the clock dimmer seems to do the opposite also. I am currently experimenting with the CD button used at the same time as the volume control. But I won't know what effect is had until later tonight.

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    kampkos104 Sep 29, 2012

    My display would work whenever it felt like changing. This problem started after a prolonged blackout. I unplugged the radio, and battery for a few minutes. It now appears to be working normal.

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Our Bose did the same thing after a power outage. This one doesn't have a CD button, so we tried holding down the Clock button and used the volume control and that seems to have fixed it.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • Intwy Dumaela
    Intwy Dumaela Jan 11, 2014

    yep, that did it, thank you.

  • Gigi
    Gigi Dec 18, 2016

    This did not work for me. Any other suggestions?

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Found this in the manual:

To adjust the display brightness -

The display dims automatically to medium or low brightness, as appropriate for low light room conditions. You can adjust the brightness setting of the display for both strong light and lowest light environments, but not for the medium light setting. Turn the system off before setting brightness levels.

• In a strongly lit room, hold down CD Mode and press Volume up or down to adjust the setting between 5 and 9 (it is preset to 8).
• In a barely lit room, hold down CD Mode and press Volume up or down to adjust the setting between 1 and 5 (it is preset to 2).
• If you do not want the system to dim automatically, set both levels to 5.

Posted on May 14, 2008

  • jan82834 Jun 12, 2011

    We have 2 bose radios and we love them. When the electricity goes out it must reset the bose radios. I couldnt figure out how to make the channels brighter and this really helped. Thank You. Oh I was using the remote to turn the volume up and down. You cant do that, you have to use the base unit it self.. Just a little tip. Thanks again.

  • swal257
    swal257 Jul 27, 2012

    I have had this problem for some time and finally reached the pint of saying "I need to fix this darn thing". Woohoo it worked like magic. I live in FL so power outages are very common. Thank you so much!

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Unplug for a few seconds and then re-plug in bright condition. i just tried this and it worked.

Posted on Jun 27, 2012

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