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Category: Home Theater-Stereo
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Experience:  15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company
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About a half hour into a listening session with my radio the

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About a half hour into a listening session with my radio the sound becomes staticey . I don't notice the problem when I'm listening to a CD.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Aric replied 12 months ago.

Hello, What's the Brand and model of the radio you're referring to here? Is it a Bose Wave by chance?

Also roughly how old is the unit?

Expert:  Aric replied 12 months ago.

Please read my reply and postback to proceed.

Expert:  Aric replied 12 months ago.

I'm unsure why you're unable to reply, but I'm assuming this is a Bose Wave as it uses it's power cord as the antenna.

Expert:  Aric replied 12 months ago.

If so, this is a somewhat common occurrence with the tuner once these systems get on in years (or in some cases prematurely) and it points to a failing/out of spec components in the tuner portion of the radio. The only thing on a user level you can try is to leave the Bose unplugged from power for 60 minutes or longer to drain all residual current from the system which resets it's processor.

Expert:  Aric replied 12 months ago.

If the sound still becomes static when using the radio beyond that then this does indicate a fault occurring in the tuner that does require repairs be made to the system.

In this case you would need to contact Bose Service, as they are the only ones that repair their systems:
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Other than that, I'm sorry for the bad news here and wish there were a quick fix.
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Expert:  Aric replied 12 months ago.

Hello, I was just following up to see if you needed further help. The site shows that since the question is open that you are still looking for help. Or, if you received the information you were looking for-could you please kindly rate my service POSITIVELY (by clicking a 3-5 star rating at the top of the page) to reflect that? Thanks in advance.