There have been reports from users where Bose Soundlink Color II will not turn ON when they try to turn it ON to use it. There are several factors that can cause this particular issue to occur ranging from issues with the battery, speaker was not charged completely due to faulty charging or faulty power outlet. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series, we will show you recommended methods on how to fix Bose Soundlink Color II will not turn ON issue.
Fix Bose Soundlink Color II will Not Turn On
Let us first look into the specifications and highlights of Bose Soundlink Color II:
- Dimensions: 5.25″ H x 5″ W x 2.25″ D
- Weight: 1.2 lbs
- Input: 3.5mm auxiliary input
- Output: Micro-B USB port
- Wireless range: 30 feet or 9 meters
- Battery life: 8 hours
Listed below are troubleshooting methods that you can try to fix wont turn ON issue on Bose speaker.
Method 1: Check Power outlet
It is possible that speaker will not turn ON because it was not properly charged probably because of a faulty power outlet. Make sure to check that the power outlet that you connect the speaker is functioning. A faulty outlet will not charge Bose speaker hence it will no turn ON.
To check whether outlet is functioning or not, try plugging another working electronic device to the power outlet and check if it is charging. If it is, then it is safe to say that the power outlet is not the culprit for this problem to occur.
Method 2: Try a different USB charger
If the power outlet is working, the next thing to check is the charger used for charging. Then again, if Bose speaker will not turn ON it is possible that the charger is the cause. To know this, try to use a different charger to charge the speaker. If you are using a faulty charging cable, speaker will not be charged properly or completely that is why it will not turn ON. If this is the cause, try plugging different charging cable from now on to charge and connect the speaker.
Also, charging time for the speaker varies with the charger being used. If you are using a charger with a higher current rating of 1 amp or 1000 milliamps or higher charging time will be faster.
Method 3: Press Power Button Briefly
There is a big difference with how you press the Power Button of the speaker. If you press and hold the power button for a few seconds checks the battery level or resets the speaker, whereas pressing button and releasing it quickly will turn the speaker ON. Make sure to just press and release Power Button if you want to turn speaker ON. Incorrect pressing of power buttons can cause issues with speaker does not turn ON.
Method 4: Reset Bose speaker
If the above troubleshooting methods mentioned above did not fix the problem, you may need to reset Soundlink Color II speaker. This action refreshes the speaker and brings it back to its default state. Performing this method erases and deletes saved settings and fixes minor issues that speaker is experiencing.
To do this:
- Press and hold Power button for about 10 seconds.
- Wait for the blinking blue light to appear.
- A voice prompt will then ask you to select a language. You may now release pressing the buttons
After reset process is complete, try to turn ON speaker and then check if the issue still occurs. If the problem still persists, proceed with the last method below.
Method 5: Replace Battery
If battery of Bose speaker is draining faster than the usual, perhaps the battery is already worn out and needs replacement. Lithium-ion batteries if used for over a period of time will deplete and a replacement battery is needed to fix this. This method is considered to be the last resort when trying to fix won’t turn ON issue on your speaker.
Bring the Bose Soundlink Color II speaker to an authorized Bose dealer to have the battery replaced. Make sure to use a genuine replacement battery to avoid problems with the battery in the future.