In July 2014 a power surge incapacitated a bunch of electronic equipment – see my tale of 2 destroyed desktops. One of the affected items was our Bose Wave Radio – a small package with good sound, for which Bose is well known.
I stored the radio in the basement until I was ready to work on it. Caution – if you are not competent working with electricity, leave well alone. I was prepared for the worst – having to test and replace defective components but was hoping for the best – a shorted fuse. I removed the 3 top screws and carefully lifted the cover taking care not to pull on the ribbon which, if damaged, would substantially increase repair costs.
But where is the fuse. I found it front left. I tested it and it was defective. It was soldered to the board. Some dismantling of components was required to access it. I snipped one end of the fuse and rotated it out of the way and soldered a short piece of wire (22AWG) to connect the 2 points which the fuse had bridged.
I reassembled the Bose and it played fine. But I was bothered – it no longer had a fuse and would be damaged if there was another power surge. So I ordered a fuse holder and a box of replacement fuses.
And I again opened the Bose, disconnected the shunt wire and soldered the fuse holder in place together with an appropriately sized fuse. And it still works fine and is now protected from power fluctuations.