6735 Earl Drive, Colorado
Springs, CO. 80918 719-550-5810
Equipment Repair Form
Wave Radio with CD
Accessories For Sale
Bose Wave Radio without CD
Models AWR1-1W, AWR1W1, AWR1G1, AWR131, AWR113, AWR1RG, AWR1RW
1. Bose wave radio dead, no display.
2. Bose wave radio AM dead, FM ok.
3. Bose wave radio distortion in sound.
4. Bose wave radio buzzing.
These are some of the typical symptoms
we have encountered with the Bose wave radio. We use original replacement parts.
Each piece of Bose equipment we receive is inspected and checked for current revisions and upgrades.
Equipment is fully checked and tested after repair to ensure original
factory performance. Please note new displays are no longer
available. Do not send in your radio if your complaint is a weak display and
the rest of the radio is functioning ok.
Flat Rate overhaul / refurbishing for the models
listed above is
$189.95 parts and labor
plus return shipping and handling.
charges may apply for water, lightning or physical damages. See terms and conditions for additional information.
radios in for repair
the Series 1 Radio
Most every radio we receive has dead backup batteries. This is because the
batteries will only last up to 3 days without the radio being plugged
into the wall outlet. Also, the batteries only last about a year under
normal use, so most people forget about
them and they go dead. The backup batteries only purpose is to maintain the
clock, presets and alarm information during a power outage. They will not power the radio if
AC cord is disconnected. Dead batteries will be removed and recycled.
| There are 6 series of Wave radios that don't
have CD's . Series 1 is the oldest, series 6 is the newest.
Use the following to identify which series you have. Each
series has different PC boards with design changes.
In our experience there are no big improvements between the
different series radios. We repair series 1 though 5 radios.
Series 1 has AA backup batteries and
an external AM antenna input. (See photo below) Manufactured 1993 to 1994
Series 2 has AA backup batteries and
NO external AM antenna input. Manufactured 1994 to 1997
Series 3 has 9 volt backup battery.
Manufactured 1997 to 2000
Series 3 Hotel Variant has a 9 volt
backup battery and a multi pin data connector on the rear of the unit.
Manufactured 1997 to 2000
Series 4 has 9 volt backup battery.
Manufactured 2000 to 2003
Series 5 has 9 volt backup battery and
a music note located to the side of the AC power jack on the back of the
Model # AWR1G1 (See photo below) Manufactured 2003 to 2005
Series 6 has NO control buttons on the
Series 1 radios have an external AM
Series 2, 3 and 4 radios
Series 5 radios have a music note next to AC cord input
|DISPLAY DIMMING ISSUES
|All Bose radios have
a display dimming circuit that will automatically dim the display as the
ambient room lighting gets lower. The intent is so the display doesn’t
bug you in a dark room by being to bright. Sometimes this automatic
dimming can be unpredictable as to when it will dim. If the radio is in
the kitchen or any other room besides the bedroom, you may not want the
display to dim at all. We can
disable the dimming function so the display is at full intensity all the
time. You may request this modification and there would be no additional
charges to an existing repair bill.
Refer to your owners manual for additional information about display
Wave Radio Poor FM Reception?
Customers often complain of poor FM radio reception
when sending in their radios. Most Bose Wave radios have internal
circuits that use the AC power cord (and house wiring) as an FM antenna.
This is a convenient method to receive FM signals but has its drawbacks.
One is, it’s impossible to change your house wiring to optimize signal
level. You are limited to repositioning the power cord to improve
reception. Two, house wiring may have all kinds of undesirable signals
from other equipment, dimmers and appliances.
Wave radios also have an external FM antenna jack.
So which is better? The external jack is! An external antenna can
easily be repositioned to improve reception of your favorite radio
station. Also, an FM antenna is designed to maximize the signal level of
FM signals only. The problem is it’s not optimal to have 2 antennas on
1 radio. This will cause a mismatch with mixed results.
If you live in a metro area close to the radio
stations then the power cord antenna may work fine. You may also add an
external antenna which may help or may not. If you have difficulty
receiving a clear signal of distant stations, we can help. To maximize
the receiver sensitivity, the power cord antenna circuits inside the
radio need to be disabled. This will improve the match between the
external FM antenna jack to the tuner. Tests have shown a sizable
increase in radio sensitivity! Keep in mind if we do this modification
to your radio, you will need to have an external antenna connected for
FM reception. We have antennas available for purchase.
This modification does not effect AM reception or any
other functions of the radio. There is no charge to do this
modification if done in conjunction with any other repair or service.
Ask for “FM TUNER MODIFICATION”
Norbern Electronics Inc. 6735 Earl Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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