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Unit will not power up after being unplugged

My power was recently out for more than five days during the recent heat wave. After several days of no power, I borrowed a generator and plugged in my essentials, including my Cambridge 88CD clock radio. I was astonished that I didn't even have to reset the time or any of my settings, including my alarm settings. When my power came back on, I didn't take the time to move my bed and re-plug everything back in the way I had it before, so I just plugged the 88CD into an extension cord. Tonight I moved my bed and reconfigured the extension cords and such, and when I plugged the 88CD back in, it would not power up. I have tried moving it around to different plugs in the house, but no matter what I do, it won't power up. I'm thinking I blew a fuse, but the manual doesn't talk about fuses. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks SO much. Shannon

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Handie Andie

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SOURCE: A source for Cambridge Soundworks service manuals

Hi dkbjustwe3,

I've searched the internet and a lot of people are looking for the service manual. Even the paying sites don't have them. Apparently, you have to contact Cambridge Soundworks to get one. Here is their website:

Copy and paste this address into your browser's address bar. They have an email contact spot on the page.

Hope this helps. Thanks,

Handie Andie

Posted on Jun 09, 2011


Lance Hill

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SOURCE: I would like to obtain SERVICE/REPAIR manuals for

I don't believe you will find the Service Manuals generally available online. You would likely need to obtain these from a technician working in an authorized dealer location. If nonone has been able to respond to your request at this point I would recommend you contact Cambridge Soundworks directly to see if they can and are willing to provide. Their contact information can be found here:

Posted on Jun 11, 2011


Steve Allison

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SOURCE: My Cambridge SoundWorks 88CD is

A couple of possibilities- If there is no fuse holder on the rear of the box, it may not be user-replaceable but soldered onto an internal board. If it has blown, either there has been a component failure in the power supply that caused the fuse to fail or the supply is not starting up as it should, a problem caused by cheap capacitors in certain areas of the supply. Unless you have at least a multimeter, this is not a good choice as a DIY repair.

Posted on Jun 17, 2011

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