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Re: Bose Wave Radio CD player - does not play cds

Hi Sgcl,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums. I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing issues with your Wave Radio CD player. To confirm, are there any on-screen messages after powering on the system? Do any of the buttons on your remote successfully control the speaker? If so, I recommend attempting to perform a factory reset on the system. This can be done by:

 

  1. On the remote, press and hold the Alarm Time button until -SETUP MENU- appears in the display
  2. Press the Tune > button repeatedly until RESET ALL appears on the display
  3. Press the Time + button to change the N to Y. PRESS 2 TO CONFIRM will scroll across the display twice
  4. Press the Preset 2 button while the message is scrolling. RESET COMPLETE will appear in the display and the system will reset

 

Should the remote not currently be operational, is the system located in direct sunlight that could stop the speaker from receiving the IR commands from the remote? You can wipe the front of the system's display with a clean, dry cloth as the remote may not work if the IR receiver on the front of the system is obstructed. Does a green light appear on the display panel's bottom-right when a button on the remote is pressed to reflect a command being received from the remote? If not, try replacing the batteries for the remote. You can test the output for the remote's IR emitter by using a front-facing camera on a mobile phone or tablet, by aiming the remote at the camera and pressing a button. You should see a flash of light on the image from the camera. 

 

If the issue is isolated to the inability to pull in discs, I would encourage you to reach back out to support in your region to explore the available service options for your system.

 

Kindest,

Andy B

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Re: Bose Wave Radio CD player - does not play cds

Andy,

I have tried all what you have suggested.  Is there some internal battery that needs replacing?  The Wave Music System is about 15 years old so maybe the battery has gone flat.

Kind regards,

SGCL

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Aug 27, 2019

Re: Bose Wave Radio CD player - does not play cds

I have been on hold for service for 24 minutes and 17 seconds and gave up.  Richard Nadeau [Removed by Moderator]

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Re: Bose Wave Radio CD player - does not play cds

Hello Richard

 

Thank you for messaging the community. 

 

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I am afraid we can not organise any outbound calls via the community. Please let us know what product you own and describe the issue in which you are experiencing, we'd love to get this resolved. 

 

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Jan 16, 2020

Re: Bose Wave Radio CD player - does not play cds

I have the Bose Wave Radio/CD model AWRC-1P which I purchased new.  I also purchased the same model for my parents and both units do NOT have working cd players.  As a workaround, I have the Bose Wave Connect Kit and can listen to Pandora and iTunes through my iPhone using the Auxiliary on the Bose.  I love the rich bass sound and can live without the cd player.  

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Re: Bose Wave Radio CD player - does not play cds

OMG this solution actually worked!!

 

I was about to sell my Bose wave Radio CD player for parts, forget that, nearly 20 years old and with this solution still going strong 🙂

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Jul 11, 2020

Re: Bose Wave Radio CD player - does not play cds

My Wave radio/CD player won't play CDs. I have tried unplugging and also the reset to factory settings. When I put a CD in, it says reading CD and then "not playable". 

It worked fine at Christmas. The radio is fine. 

Is there anything else I can try?

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Aug 1, 2020

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Wave radio disc cd flashes

I love the wave radio.  It’s an older model AWRC1G. Plays all store bought cds with no problems. When I try to play a cd recorded off an album the unit  displays disc and cd flashes. It won’t play the cd.  The music was recorded on a cd-rw.  CDs play just not the cd-rw ones.  What could be the reason why?  I unplugged the unit, battery then plugged back in. No dice. Help!  Thx. 

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CD not playing

My Wave SoundTouch MS IV will not play any CDs ok it’s coming up to 5 years old but most of my music I play through Bluetooth but now and again I like to put on a CD but it shows disc not playable so annoying then another disc will start to play but only a certain track but not any longer than 4th track have tried resetting but still the same annoying wasting so many hours. The orther functions work fine ,