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Bose wave radio does not turn on

When the player is plugged in it does not turn on. I have unpluggeg it opened it up and voltage is supplied to the transformer and coming out of the transformer but the radio or clock still do not turn on. What is wrong with the radio or what can i do in order to troubleshoot the radio?

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  • nobose Dec 02, 2007

    unit does not do anything. No display, no radio , nothing. Worked fine for a few years and then just quit.

  • jmae Dec 28, 2007

    The radio will not come on, nor can I set the time; the time just blinks.

  • bennyboo Dec 30, 2007

    Good Afternoon:

    My Bose radio/cd is not working! When I turn it on, it seems like the alarm is stuck - it makes the alarm sound and is very loud. The radio will not come on and the CD feature will not work. What can I do to fix this? I have unplugged it and replugged, this does not seem to help.

  • jonala Jan 09, 2008

    My radio died after a power outage. Does anyone have the part number for the transistor?


  • Raj65 Jan 15, 2008

    power goes to unit but no display, no sound, no buttons work.......worked fine for a couple of years then poof! not what I would expect from Bose....

  • Ronald Mar 23, 2008

    Worked fine, unplugged radio and plugged back in. Now no lights, clock or radio. have power to radio.

  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    My elderly Mother just called to say her Bose just stopped working, just like that. She's broken hearted any idear why this would happen

    Pam Mclean

    [email protected]

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    worked fine for about 5 years, then, dead.
    no lights, sound,cd, nothin. wife turned it off 2 nights ago, never regained life.

    I need my Coast to Coast AM mightnight radio fix! HELP!!!

  • harusan Oct 26, 2008

    The unit will not turn on. No clock, no time, nothing

  • wordsorcerer Nov 05, 2008

    BOSE Wave owned less than 3 years, and suddenly - with no sign of decreasing capabilities - just stopped working.



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Considering that power is present and all fuse are OK, check R406 for open. Check for Q401 also, the 5V supply to display.
Hope this will help.

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