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Sounds as stuck in a MODE , Unplug , & re try

Bose Wave Radio | Answered on Sep 24, 2019

Unfortunately Bose will not release their schematics or parts lists, effectively giving them a monopoly on repairs. According to their web site, www.bose.com, they will repair most Wave radios for $100 or give you $200 credit towards the purchase of a new set. Check your options before you spend the big bucks though. A new HD radio, with better sound and a MUCH lower price, might be a better choice than repair of a problem prone Bose.

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Bose Wave Radio | Answered on Jul 01, 2019

My AWR1-1W stopped working. It would power up, but do nothing except occasional static. I was able to set the clock. The clock did work, but that's all. I know Bose products are high quality, so I was not ready to give up on my radio. I spent ages trying to find a fix online. I finally stumbled on something pertaining to another radio that gave me a clue. I opened the battery backup on the bottom and inserted 3 new AA batteries. The radio is now playing like new. I dont know why that would affect a radio plugged into an outlet, but it fixed mine! Good luck!

Bose Wave Radio | Answered on Jun 23, 2019

My Bose wave radio (w/cd ) was purchased in 1999, it was working fine untill it quit. Power is gone. What could be the cause and how could i fix it or can it still be fixed?

Bose Wave Radio | Answered on Mar 23, 2019

You need to get a stepdown autotransformer that takes the 220~240vac input and step it down to 120vac (BOSE can handle 50 or 60Hz line frequency), the problem will be getting one with the NEMA5-15R US style outlet so you can plug your BOSE into this step down autotransformer.
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Bose Wave Radio | Answered on Jul 30, 2018

Power supply could be failing

Bose Wave Radio | Answered on Nov 25, 2017

Power supply capacitors have dried out and need to be replaced.

Bose Wave Radio | Answered on Sep 03, 2017

Most likely the recorded format is wrong and that is the cause.

Bose Wave Radio | Answered on May 05, 2017

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