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Bose Wave Music System - display weakens noticeably within 1 minute.

Display has become very weak.  Unplugged the radio from power and visibly checked the power cord; cord seems fine. After plugging radio in, the display immediately was very bright, but after one minute, it became very weak (hard to see, even close up).

Will appreciate any suggestions. 

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Re: Bose Wave Music System - display weakens noticeably within 1 minute.

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We are glad you reached out about this. Here are the steps to adjust the display:

 

To adjust the display brightness in a bright room, follow these steps:

  1. On the remote, press and hold the Alarm Time button until -SETUP MENU- appears on the display
  2. Press the Tune > button repeatedly until BRIGHT HI appears on the display
    Note: BRIGHT HI only shows when the room's ambient light is bright; otherwise, BRIGHT LO shows for low-lit room adjustment
  3. To increase the display brightness, press the Time + button
  4. To decrease the display brightness, press the Time - button
  5. The brightness setting range, when in a well lit room, is between 8 and 15
  6. After 10 seconds, the Setup Menu will disappear from the display

 

 

To adjust the display brightness in a dimly lit room, follow these steps:

  1. On the remote, press and hold the Alarm Time button until -SETUP MENU- appears on the display
  2. Press the Tune > button repeatedly until BRIGHT LO appears on the display
    Note: BRIGHT LO only shows when the room's ambient light is low; otherwise, BRIGHT HI shows for bright room adjustment
  3. To increase the display brightness, press the Time + button
  4. To decrease the display brightness, press the Time - button
  5. The brightness setting range, when in a dimly lit room, is between 1 and 8
  6. After 10 seconds, the Setup Menu will disappear from the display

 

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Re: Bose Wave Music System - display weakens noticeably within 1 minute.

Author Accepted Answer selected by cigarsmoke

We are glad you reached out about this. Here are the steps to adjust the display:

 

To adjust the display brightness in a bright room, follow these steps:

  1. On the remote, press and hold the Alarm Time button until -SETUP MENU- appears on the display
  2. Press the Tune > button repeatedly until BRIGHT HI appears on the display
    Note: BRIGHT HI only shows when the room's ambient light is bright; otherwise, BRIGHT LO shows for low-lit room adjustment
  3. To increase the display brightness, press the Time + button
  4. To decrease the display brightness, press the Time - button
  5. The brightness setting range, when in a well lit room, is between 8 and 15
  6. After 10 seconds, the Setup Menu will disappear from the display

 

 

To adjust the display brightness in a dimly lit room, follow these steps:

  1. On the remote, press and hold the Alarm Time button until -SETUP MENU- appears on the display
  2. Press the Tune > button repeatedly until BRIGHT LO appears on the display
    Note: BRIGHT LO only shows when the room's ambient light is low; otherwise, BRIGHT HI shows for bright room adjustment
  3. To increase the display brightness, press the Time + button
  4. To decrease the display brightness, press the Time - button
  5. The brightness setting range, when in a dimly lit room, is between 1 and 8
  6. After 10 seconds, the Setup Menu will disappear from the display

 

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Re: Bose Wave Music System - display weakens noticeably within 1 minute.

Thanks for the quick response; you solved the problem.  I tried to reply a few days ago, but the system reported it did not recognize my email address.  All is fine now.

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Re: Bose Wave Music System - display weakens noticeably within 1 minute.

Hello.  I have an old Lifestyle® 30 system Sold from 1996 – 1999 and the display is dim.  Is there a way to brighten it?  My remote is different than the one described for the Bose Wave Music System. 

 

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Re: Bose Wave Music System - display weakens noticeably within 1 minute.

Hello cigarsmoke. Thank you for getting back to us and letting us know that it worked. Always let us know if you have any questions. 

 

Thanks for inquiring as well equimby01. The Lifestyle system doesn't have the same type of adjustment for the display. One thing we'd recommend is resetting the system by pulling the power for a full minute or more. If that fails to change it, please get in touch with your local support team and we can look into service options for you HERE

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Re: Bose Wave Music System - display weakens noticeably within 1 minute.

RE the Lifestyle 30 music center display:

 

Those are notorious for dimming out and going black. There are fixes on the internet. You need a few small parts and have to solder them onto the board. They are too old for Bose to take in for repair. I know from direct experience. You could also buy a refurbished unit on ebay, but that will cost $200+ . LS 20, 25, and 30 all used the SAME music center (the box that has the radio and CD changer and all the connections).

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Re: Bose Wave Music System - display weakens noticeably within 1 minute.

Can anyone tell me if I can get replacement part, the plastic bar that fits over display. I have a Bose wave radio CD player serial number 055436931690883AE Please HELP

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Re: Bose Wave Music System - display weakens noticeably within 1 minute.

I have the sam problem - my display is too weak to see.  Unfortunatetly, I cannot locate the remote control.  Is there a way to do it without the remote?

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Re: Bose Wave Music System - display weakens noticeably within 1 minute.

Hi jsbrs, 

 

I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing this. If you have a Wave Music System, the only way to adjust the display brightness is with the remote. You may still be able to get a replacement remote from the above link (not all remotes are available online) or by reaching out to your local service group. If you go HERE, select your country, scroll down and click on "Contact Us", you should see their phone number. 

 

Thank you 

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Re: Bose Wave Music System - display weakens noticeably within 1 minute.

Hi Brent,

 

Thank you for the repy.  It is an older model AWR113.  I was not able to find the remote on the link, but I might not know how to search for it.  Can you tell me if it is available?

 

Thank you!