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The Bose Wave Radio AWR1-1W, also known as the Bose Wave Radio I, was released in 1993. A countertop AM/FM radio system with a high performance stereo tuner and two independent alarms.

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CD player will not work just spins

My Bose Wave Radio/CD (2000) CD player stopped working. It will not recognize new cd’s. I have carefully cleaned the cd, use a CD cleaner and the lense (with rubbing alcohol - from another suggestion). I have replaced the 9V battery and unplugged the unit. When I hit the play button it displays the time and CD TRACK 1 for a few seconds and “dISC” and CD flashes. The other features (radio, alarm) work well.

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So, I think the first question is whether it is still playing your “old” CDs. Sometimes “new” CDs are formatted differently such as CD-R or CD-RW with burned music. If so, the newer format may not be compatible with a player from 2000.

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Unfortunately, the CD player does not play old (80/90/00's) or newer CD.


In that case there are many other things it might be and I’m new to this iFixit community so I’m at a loss for how to tell you to test thing like the laser output and alignment without some diagnostic equipment. I hope someone smarter than me weighs in and has a cool way to do so. I love learning stuff like this too and will continue to follow to see what transpires. [br]

One other thing, did you try calling Bose? They have spectacular customer service.


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