Why has my Sony Soundbar stopped working?

Why has my Sony Soundbar stopped working? 

While your TV and audio device (Sound Bar, Home Theater System, or Home Audio System) are off, verify that the cables between the TV and Audio device are securely connected. NOTE: Disconnect the HDMI cables, then reconnect them again. Make sure that your TV has an ARC or eARC/ARC label on the HDMI jack.

How do I reset my Sony sound bar? 

How to reset the Soundbar
  1. On the unit, press and hold the + (volume up) button, (power) button, and (input select) button for more than five seconds to reset the system.
  2. Unplug the AC power cord.
  3. Plug the AC power cord back in again, and press the (power) button to turn on the unit.

What would cause a sound bar to stop working? 

Most soundbar issues result from improper connection, an incorrect device setting, a poor physical arrangement. Most fixes are fairly simple, though some may require some time to troubleshoot.

How do I get my Sony Soundbar to work? 

  1. Connect one end of the HDMI cable (sold separately) to the HDMI IN port on your TV.
  2. Connect the other end to the TV OUT (ARC) port on your sound bar.
  3. Then, connect an optical audio cable from the TV’s Optical digital audio out to OPTICAL IN on your sound bar (this is necessary to hear the TV audio).

Why has my Sony Soundbar stopped working? – Related Questions

Why isn’t my soundbar connecting to my TV?

Reset the soundbar by powering it off and then pressing and holding the Play/Pause button until it displays ‘INIT OK’. Power on the soundbar, and then try pairing the soundbar to your TV again.

How do I get my TV to recognize my sound bar?

To set up HDMI ARC, power on your TV and soundbar.
  1. Next, connect one end of an HDMI cable into the HDMI IN (ARC) port on your TV.
  2. Connect the other end into the HDMI OUT (TV-ARC) port on your soundbar.
  3. Next, change the source on your soundbar to the D.IN.

How do I sync my Sony soundbar to my TV?

Syncing Sony Sound Bar With TV Remote
  1. Make sure sound bar and TV are connected using HDMI cable.
  2. Enable “Control for HDMI” on both your TV and sound bar.
  3. Finally, press “Sync Menu” on the TV remote, go to HDMI Device selection, select your sound bar and you are ready to go.

Is it better to connect soundbar with HDMI or Optical?

The major difference is that HDMI cables can pass higher resolution audio which includes formats found on Blu-ray like Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master audio. Fiber optic cables won’t be able to transmit these high-res sound formats.

How do I pair my Sony sound bar?

For details, refer to the Help Guide (Web manual).
  1. Set the TV to pairing mode. Press the HOME button on the remote control, select Settings ― Bluetooth setting ― Add device, and press the Enter button.
  2. Pair the soundbar with the TV. Set the soundbar in pairing mode and the TV within 1 meter of each other.

Why won’t my Bluetooth connect to my soundbar?

If the pairing is not working, it is typically because it is being performed incorrectly, or the device may need to be reset, updated, or may not be compatible with the soundbar. Soundbars will only pair to a bluetooth device that plays audio, like a TV, tablet, or phone.

Why is my Sony soundbar flashing?

Lighting and flashing of the indicator(s) on the Bar Speaker indicate the input or status of the input device. The indicators flash when turning on/off the function setting or operating the remote control.

How do I fix the Bluetooth pairing problem?

What you can do about Bluetooth pairing failures
  1. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
  2. Determine which pairing process your device employs.
  3. Turn on discoverable mode.
  4. Make sure the two devices are in close enough proximity to one another.
  5. Power the devices off and back on.
  6. Remove old Bluetooth connections.

How do I connect my Sony soundbar to my Bluetooth speaker?

How to pair the speaker system with a Bluetooth® wireless device.
  1. Turn on the speaker system.
  2. Set the Bluetooth function of the Bluetooth device to On.
  3. Press and hold the PAIRING button on the system until the blue Bluetooth indicator begins to flash quickly.

Can’t connect to Sony speaker?

Unable to pair the speaker with a BLUETOOTH device
  • Bring the speaker and the BLUETOOTH device to within 1 m (3 ft) of each other.
  • If the (BLUETOOTH) indicator is not flashing quickly in white, press and hold the (power) PAIRING button until you hear a beep and the (BLUETOOTH) indicator begins to flash quickly in white.

How do I get my Sony speaker won’t connect to Bluetooth?

For Android smartphone or Walkman
  • Turn off the speaker.
  • On the smartphone or Walkman screen, delete the pairing information of the speaker.
  • Turn on the speaker.
  • Press the BLUETOOTH button.
  • On the smartphone or Walkman screen, turn off the BLUETOOTH feature, and turn it on again.

How do I reset my Sony Bluetooth speaker?

If the speaker cannot be turned on or cannot be operated despite it being turned on, open the cap on the rear side and push the RESET button with a pin or other pointed objects. The speaker is reset and turns off. After pushing the RESET button, turn on the speaker.

Why is my Sony Bluetooth speaker not turning on?

Check the following if the portable wireless speaker won’t turn on: Make sure that your speaker has enough charge. If the battery has no charge, the speaker won’t turn on immediately even if you connect the USB charging cable. Charge the speaker for approximately one hour before you turn it on.

What do you do if your Bluetooth speaker wont charge?

To fix a Bluetooth speaker that won’t charge, you will have to install software updates, replace the battery, buy a new cable, repair a cracked solder joint, replace the charging port, and replace the charging circuit.

How do I reset my Bluetooth speaker?

With most Bluetooth speakers, you should only have to do so for a few seconds. For just about every Bluetooth speaker out there, pressing and holding the power button and Bluetooth button simultaneously will force the speaker to reset.

Why is my Sony speaker not charging?

Make sure that the USB cable is firmly connected to the speaker and the USB AC adapter. Make sure the USB AC adapter is firmly connected to the speaker and the AC outlet. We recommend using a USB AC adapter with an output current of 1.5 A or more and a supplied USB cable or USB cable that conforms to the USB standard.

How do you know if your Sony speaker is charging?

Charging the speaker
  1. The CHARGE indicator lights up in orange while charging.
  2. The CHARGE indicator will turn off when charging has ended.
  3. If the CHARGE indicator stays turned off when the speaker power is off and connected to a USB device, the built-in lithium ion battery is fully charged.