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Onn Soundbar Not Working

Soundbar in front of TV

A properly functioning Onn soundbar is part of the home theater experience. When the soundbar isn’t working correctly, it can make viewing films and tv shows frustrating. Also, common problems can be easily corrected if you know what to look for.

Troubleshooting a soundbar can involve a lot of trial and error because many don’t have a display or multiple controls that would help identify the issue. There are several common problems that people experience with soundbars which I will cover here. Try each of them before resorting to returning or resetting the unit to its factory settings.

Onn Soundbar Not Working

An improper connection is the most common issue so check connections first. Then try a power cycle by turning the device off for 15 seconds and then plugging it back in. This may correct the problem.

Onn Soundbar Won’t Turn On

Turning on the soundbar

When your Onn soundbar won’t turn on, you need to check to see if the indicator light is on showing that the unit is powered on. The best steps are to check all of the connections, as well as, trying the power button located on the soundbar itself rather than the remote.

If you find any damage to the ports or cables, they need to be replaced. If the soundbar turns on with the power button on the unit, the batteries in the remote may need to be replaced. Try replacing the batteries and see if that corrects the problem.

Onn Soundbar No Sound

Soundbar in front of TV

When you turn on your soundbar, but it doesn’t have any sound coming out, the first step is to check the volume first on the remote then on the soundbar itself. Then check that the connections are secure.

If the connections are secure, try a different port and cable to ensure that the port or cable aren’t damaged. If these steps don’t correct the problem, the soundbar itself may have internal damage. If you believe that the unit has internal damage, you may need to return it if it is under warranty or have a technician take a look at it.

Onn Soundbar Not Loud Enough

Soundbar below the flat screen TV

If your soundbar goes off during use, it may be caused by an energy saving mode. This mode can extend the lifespan of your soundbar and it is good for the environment, but you can adjust it in the settings menu so that it is not as disruptive.

Another cause of this issue is that the volume is not properly calibrated. Set the volume on the source device to maximum then adjust the volume with the remote. The energy saver setting is sometimes triggered when it doesn’t detect an audio signal.

Onn Soundbar Not Connecting

Soundbar below the flat screen TV

If you are having problems connecting to your soundbar with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, it may be because already are several devices connected to it. The simple solution is to turn Bluetooth off and then back on again.

Connection issues can be frustrating but often can easily be repaired by checking what other devices are connected to the unit and then turning it off and on. While this may seem like a simple fix, it can often correct the issue so that you can enjoy a home theater experience. Disconnecting other devices can prevent interference and allow you to cleanly connect to your unit.

Onn Soundbar Keeps Turning Off

Soundbar below the flat screen TV

Your soundbar has several settings, including energy saving ones that can cause the unit to shut down if it doesn’t sense that there is an active audio signal at that time.

While the energy saving settings are good for your wallet, extending the life of the unit and the environment, it can become frustrating. The shutdown can be caused because the volume is not calibrated correctly.

If this issue continues, you can disable this feature through the control panel. Try calibrating the audio while it is set on maximum first though. This can help you eliminate other causes for the issue before turning off the energy saving features of your soundbar.

Onn Soundbar Keeps Cutting Out

Soundbar below the flat screen TV

Intermittent sound through the soundbar while playing stereo can mean that there is either a problem with the connection itself or the speakers.

To determine where the problem is, turn off the audio and video receiver then check all of the connections. You’ll also want to turn off any other electronics that are nearby and move the speak to another location away from any electrical cords.

If these steps don’t stop the soundbar from cutting out, you may want to try replacing the speaker wires, try another set of speakers or do a factory reset. These steps can help you identify if the problem is with the speakers or with the soundbar unit itself. Eliminating the potential for interference for other electronics may also correct the situation.

Onn Soundbar Not Working

Soundbar below the flat screen TV

As a last resort, if your soundbar is not working correctly after trying several diagnostics and checks, a factory reset maybe your best option. This step will return the device by to the original factory settings. The soundbar manual will walk you through the steps to do this.

An Onn soundbar not working can be a frustrating experience but fortunately, there are simple fixes that will get it working correctly again. The most common cause of problems is connections that aren’t snug and secure. Also, problems with the settings can create annoying issues but these are easily corrected.

If the soundbar is not functioning correctly, spend some time examining the cables, connections and settings. Most likely, this will correct the problem.