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Display stays in dim mode AWR1-1W (later version) brief power outage

We experienced a brief 1 second power outage a couple of nights ago caused by a nearby lightning strike. Ever since that event the display in my BWR has remained very dim so it is really difficult to read it in daylight or at night. Everything else works as it should. Without a schematic it’s hard to trace back the problem. It could be the light senor or the LED driver. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    Had the same problem. To fix, hold down the CD mode button and press the volume up button. Adjust to desired brightness level.

  • rmangambu Jun 28, 2008

    Yes, almost same situation. A brief power outage and the display remains very very dim. Does not adjust anymore as outlined in the manual. Did the earlier writer get the problem solved? If so can u pls let me know how. Thanks


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Hold down CD mode button and press volume button.

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Yes I think you're right.

You are lucky this is all it is.

Bose do not seem to supply spare parts direct to the consumer, and I'm afraid lightening isn't covered in their warranty. If you want to return the unit to Bose, first you need to call them to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. This number helps them track the status of your product. In the United States, call 1-800-367-4008. Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM ET and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM ET. International customers, click here to find the facility closest to you.

Have the following information available when you call:

  • Product model and series number, if applicable
  • Serial number(s): Please note that Lifestyle® systems have separate serial numbers for the music center and Acoustimass® module
  • Date of purchase
  • Details of the problem you are experiencing
  • If your product is no longer covered under warranty and you plan to send it to Bose Corporation for repair, please have your credit card number available.
Alternatively - find another damaged system with a different fault, and swap assemblies.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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