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In line fuse

Power surge blew fuse - cut off all power - radio clock turned on when i jumped the fuse - did not check radio yet - need to determine correct replacement fuse - and where to buy it - the board shows a diagram indicating correct placement of fuse with the following specs "75A 250V " .

I would appreciate any help.


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  • pheadar Apr 01, 2008

    thanks - i already found the correct fuse at radio shack ($2.99) (.75 a - 250v) and soldered it to the board - radio is good as new - hard to believe fuse was hardwired to board - makes replacement more complicated than it should be!


  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    I believe that I have the same problem, but I cannot get the case apart to replace the fuse. I removed the 3 screws and the case comes partially off the base, but I cant get it any further. Anything obvious that I am missing on getting the case apart? Also, I cant believe the fuse is not easily replaced

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    Relative gave me an early 90's wave radio that is "dead". A call to Bose tech. assist. was useless, as the rep. was more interested in selling me a new and upgraded unit for hundreds more. I did a review of the web, noted fuse problems, metered the fuses and found one blown fuse. So, next I will go to radio shack (Bose rep. said repairs and parts are unavailable from both Bose and authorized dealers) and, hopefully, for less than 3 dollars I will have a functioning radio. Why would anyone buy from a company that will not assist the owners of its product?

  • Ciekawy Jun 27, 2008

    Radio wave no power what so ever. Opened plastic cabinet (two screws underneath at the back, one screw in CD compartment, and two plastic latches on the front where the two parts of the plastic shell meet) and found that the soldered in fuse blown. It would be necessary to remove printed circuit board in order to replace the fuse. Does anybody knows how to do it?


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I have the same problem. To get to the circuit board remove all the screws from the bottom of the Wave radio. At least that is what we did, but ours is a really old model. There are two screws if you are looking from the back to the front on the front right corner that secures the bottom to the interior chassis THROUGH the circuit board. Careful! if you unplug all the gang connectors and those two screws are out it will come apart. My question is Where is this blown fuse located on the circuit board? I have two glass fuses in fuse holders that are ok.

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I suspect that the fuse is 0.75 A, and I believe that it is soldered in place. Can you see that it is blown?

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