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Bose Wave Radio model AWR1-1W date of manufacture 05/13/98 disply too dim under all conditions.

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  • SINE_30 Nov 14, 2010

    Ginko knows his stuff. Thanks!

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Hi.

This is a common problem with this model.

The LCD has a dimmer circuit that can be responsible, in some case it is not the dimmer,regulation, but the LCD control circuit itself.In that case you have no LCD backlight and the display is almost unreadable. If that is the problem, changing dimmer settings with procedure below will not help.

Most of the time the problem is dimmer regulation.

About dimmer regulation:

Try disconnecting the unit power cord for ten minutes and connect back.
Try holding down CD or CLOCK button and pressing at the same time the volume buttons. This procedures regulates Bose dimmers setting in a scale from one to 9. The dimmer has separate settings for medium and low brightness. Set both to 5 if you want to disable dimmer settings.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

  • twinimage Dec 11, 2010

    And if this doesn't help, you have a bad display, most likely.
    The fluorescent not available anymore, not from Bose not from the company who made it for Bose. I asked.
    I still have about 5 left.

  • KirkHiggins Jan 18, 2011

    Is this something that I could replace myself or does it require a technician? What would a replacement display cost? Thanks I may be reached at kirk.higgins@sbcglobal.net.

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