Does Not Work Sound bar? Here Are Some Tips for Troubleshooting

Does Not Work Sound Bar

Soundbars were designed to improve and simplify TV viewing. The concept was that soundbars might provide better sound without requiring you to deal with the hassles of wiring up six speakers and navigating the sometimes perplexing settings of an AV receiver. This was because TVs were becoming thinner and had less capacity for excellent internal speakers.

Nothing Sounds

Check your volume settings to see if your soundbar is powered on but not making any noise. If you are still having trouble, try the volume controls on the soundbar itself in addition to your remote. Make sure to also look at your source device’s volume settings. Your source device’s volume should be set to its highest setting, and the soundbar should handle all volume control.

You can benefit from an HDMI CEC function if you connect your soundbar to your source device via HDMI. It allows you to operate all of your connected devices with a single remote, in addition to providing universal volume control between them.

Try using the internal speakers on the TV to check if the issue still exists. If the lip-sync issue persists while using the TV speakers, your soundbar is not the cause of the issue; instead, it’s your source device (such as a media streamer or Blu-ray player), a bug in your streaming service, or a mistake made during the video creation process.

Make use of the lip-sync setting on your source device or TV. You may correct these inaccuracies using the lip-sync adjustment included on many TVs and source devices. If this adjustment is accessible, look for it in the Settings menus on your devices (see the example in the picture below). If it is, raise the compensation until the lip-sync problem goes away. This option could need to be changed from program to program or even within a single program. For instance, when a news broadcast moves from a studio shot to a remote shot, the lip sync may stop working.

Issues With System Efficiency

The following list of typical problems shows a working, powered-on machine that could have some performance problems. For further advice, see our article on improving the overall sound quality of a soundbar here, in addition to these troubleshooting methods.

Examining Every Link and the Source

The wire is most likely to blame for any unwanted sound. This is particularly true for analog audio. Verify that every connection is wholly and firmly inserted.

You might be experiencing interference if your connections are strong. Even if your cable is the cause of it, utilising the wrong volume settings might amplify the impact.

Make sure your source is at its highest level, and use the soundbar to adjust the volume most of the time. This is beneficial because interference that your soundbar will enhance in addition to the audio stream might overpower low input volume.

How To Adjust Speakers For Atmos Height

Verify that the soundbar’s Dolby Atmos feature is turned on. “Atmos on/off” and “height on/off” are two options that are available on many soundbars with Atmos. Turning this feature on is necessary if you want to experience Atmos (and DTS:X, if your soundbar supports it) to its fullest.

To get the finest sound quality from Atmos soundtracks, connect the source device straight to the soundbar if you are TV or soundbar does not support eARC. Atmos signals that employ the compressed Dolby Digital Plus audio codec may be supported by a conventional HDMI ARC connection; however, an eARC connection is needed to provide full-resolution Dolby Atmos sound.

In addition to the HDMI ARC connector, the majority of soundbars with Atmos include an additional HDMI input. In order to get full-resolution Atmos and DTS:X, you must connect the source device directly to the soundbar using that additional HDMI input if your TV or soundbar with woofer does not support eARC.


Which solution you ultimately select will depend on your priorities. Consider selling it for parts if the repair technician determines that the issue is beyond repair or if there are not enough repair technicians available to solve it.

In order to fix your soundbar’s operating components and raw materials, many repair technicians and recycling businesses will take apart the device for a nominal fee. Even though it may not be much, it might help with purchasing a functional item.

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