How To Troubleshoot Your Gaming Soundbar

Soundbars are a popular option for better sound and that’s because the TV speakers deliver poor quality sound. The demand for these portable speakers continues to increase among gamers, and electronic brands continue to improve on the soundbar technology. The compact size is stylish, and you will be amazed at the sound that comes out from such a small speaker. It gives you an immersive experience when playing games.

Even though the soundbars are great, just like every other electronic, they can sometimes fail to work. If you notice that your soundbar is not working properly, it isn’t because you didn’t connect it right, but it may just need some troubleshooting. Here are some common problems your gaming soundbar may give and how you can solve them.

Soundbar Won’t Come On

It is not uncommon to experience power issues with soundbars. If you notice that your soundbar fails to come on, it is probably because of something in its power connection. It is possible that the internal power system is faulty or the soundbar isn’t receiving power. The first thing you should do is check that the power is turned on from the socket, and then you can try to put the device on with either the remote or on the body of the soundbar. If it doesn’t work, you should try another power socket and test it again. If it still doesn’t come on, you may need to buy another power cord for your soundbar and If all of these fails, contact the manufacturer.

Soundbar Automatically Goes On Sleep Mode

People have experienced problems where their soundbar suddenly stops working while they are were playing games. They find out that the soundbar went into sleep mode on its own or turned itself off. If you find yourself in this situation, You may have activated the sleep timer unconsciously. You should check the settings to see that the sleep timer is on, and then you turn it off. If it has been set automatically, you can also change the settings to turn the sleep timer off.

Cable Failing To Connect

Most soundbars can be connected to your TV using either HDMI, optical, or RCA cables. If you have connected your soundbar to your TV but notice that it isn’t delivering any audio from the TV, it could likely be a fault from the cable. If you did not connect it properly, ensure you do so, but if that fails, then you need to replace the faulty cable. Sometimes the speaker may not be working even though it is on because the TV speakers are activated. All you need to do is turn off the TV speakers and enable the settings to allow the soundbar to work. 

If it still doesn’t give sound after changing the cables and checking that the speaker is activated on your TV, you should reset the soundbar. Here’s how to reset Vizio, LG, and Samsung soundbars for more model-specific instructions. But in general, you just press the reset button on the soundbar for some seconds, and when it comes on, check for sound. This should work otherwise, you may need to contact the manufacturer.

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