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Rolfster9
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Trying to ascertain my Wave Radio age and how to adjust display brightness.

I have a relatively ancient Wave Radio [Edited by moderator]  and I'm trying to adjust the display brightness to eke out the last life on the fluorescent digits. The technique of holding the clock set button while tapping the volume up button does not work. Is there another method or is the display due to be replaced? I love this radio. I travel a great deal and often I have to be away from home for months at a time. My trusty Wave gives me comfort in foreign locales. Now I attach my FLAC player to it, before that it was CD's....

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Trying to ascertain my Wave Radio age and how to adjust display brightness.

Bose Best Answer selected by Moderator Zoe_C

Hi Rolfster9, 

 

Thanks for updating us with this information.  When you are attempting to do this is the system off? 

 

 

Here are the full steps to adjusting the brightness: 

  • Turn Wave Radio off.
  • Press and hold Clock Set button.
  • To turn brightness down, tap Volume Down button while holding Clock Set.
  • To turn brightness up, tap Volume Up button while holding Clock Set.

 

Kind Regards, 

Hector B 

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Re: Trying to ascertain my Wave Radio age and how to adjust display brightness.

Hi Rolfster9, 

 

Thanks for posting and welcome to the community. I am very sorry to hear that you are having this issue however I would love to help. 

 

Could you please attach an image of the Wave as the SN doesn't match a product in our database

 

Kind Regards, 

Hector B - Community Support 

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Re: Trying to ascertain my Wave Radio age and how to adjust display brightness.

Bose Best Answer selected by Moderator Zoe_C

Hi Rolfster9, 

 

Thanks for updating us with this information.  When you are attempting to do this is the system off? 

 

 

Here are the full steps to adjusting the brightness: 

  • Turn Wave Radio off.
  • Press and hold Clock Set button.
  • To turn brightness down, tap Volume Down button while holding Clock Set.
  • To turn brightness up, tap Volume Up button while holding Clock Set.

 

Kind Regards, 

Hector B 

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Re: Trying to ascertain my Wave Radio age and how to adjust display brightness.

I am having the same problem. My Wave is at least 15 years old (I think) I have no Time Set button on my remote, only Time and -/+ and 3 alarm settings alarm on/off, wake to, alarm time.  I have tried using the Alarm Time button and volume up to no avail.

Any help would be hot cause I don't want to send my radio in for repair.

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Re: Trying to ascertain my Wave Radio age and how to adjust display brightness.

Forgot to mention that there are no buttons on the radio only on the remote

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Re: Trying to ascertain my Wave Radio age and how to adjust display brightness.

Hey bubbi1956, 

 

Thank you for posting and welcome to the Bose Community. Sorry to read that you are having some issues with adjusting the brightness of your Wave and would love to assist you with this. 

 

So that I can provide you with the most accurate information and troubleshooting steps can you please let me know which Wave system you have? If you are unsure of the exact model you can use our Bose Product Identifier here. The base of the Wave should also be able to tell you which Wave system you have. 

 

I look forward to hearing back from you with the answer to this. 

 

Kind regards, 

Hector B 

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Re: Trying to ascertain my Wave Radio age and how to adjust display brightness.

I also have an older Wave Radio.  Model AWR1-1W

SNAWR10HU621403

I have tried to increase the brightness of the display as suggested in the previous responses.  It is apparently as bright as it is going to get. 

Are there replacement displays available?

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Re: Trying to ascertain my Wave Radio age and how to adjust display brightness.

Hello Crowpatrol, 

 

Welcome to the Bose Community. Thanks for joining the discussion. 

 

I'm sorry to hear you are having issues with your Wave Radio's display.

 

Bose do not sell individual components such as displays so this isn't something we can assist with. I can also confirm the system is no longer repairable due to parts no longer being manufactured. If the issue is making the system unusable, I'd recommend reaching out to local support here to see if there are any alternative service options available.

 

Kind regards, 

 

Jeff G