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My series one bose radio is dead except its has a full

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My series one bose radio is dead except its has a full display
JA: What's the make/model number of your stereo? How old is it?
Customer: bose awr1-1w about 20 yrs old.
JA: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: It just started do so. I changed the battries.
JA: Anything else you want the theater expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Louie replied 2 months ago.

Hi and welcome to the site, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, would this be a Bose Wave radio?

Expert:  Louie replied 2 months ago.

If yes, please remove the 9V backup battery and unplug the radio for an extended period of time. The idea is to hopefully simulate a soft RESET. Thereafter, install new 9V battery and try plugging back in the Bose.

If symptom persists, then it would be an internal hardware issue.

Are you then considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach? If yes, do you have access to and familiar with a multi-meter and even a soldering iron?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
This a model AWR1-1W AN OLDER MODEL HAS NO 9 VOLT BATTERY. I WAS HOPING THERE WAS A WAY TO BOOT UP OR RESET THE RADIO. DO YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE A SCHEMATIC OF THE BOARD YOU CAN E-MAIL ME. I DO NOT HAVE A METER. I THINK I MY BE OVER MY HEAD ON THIS.ART***@******.***
Expert:  Louie replied 2 months ago.

To my recollection, there were several versions not only models. Still, let me check if I have a Service manual or at least a schematic.

Additionally, please click HERE to have an idea on the repair challenges.