How To Fix Bose Soundlink Mini II Will Not Turn On Problem

There are several factors that can cause Soundlink Mini II to not turn ON ranging from battery does not have power due to faulty cable or faulty outlet while charging to depleted battery life. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series, we will talk about Soundlink Mini II does not turn ON problem.

Fix Soundlink Mini II Does Not Turn On

Here are a few highlights of Bose Soundlink Mini 2 specifications:

  • Dimension: 2.1” H x 7.1” W x 2.3″ D
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Input: 3.5mm auxilliary
  • Output: USB-C 
  • Wireless range: 30 feet or 9 meters
  • Battery Life: 12 hours

If Bose speaker does not turn on, try the following methods below to fix the problem with the Bluetooth speaker:

Method 1: Check if Power Outlet is Functioning

The very first thing that you need to do to try fixing this problem is to make sure that the power outlet that the speaker is connected to for charging is working. It is possible that Bose speaker does not turn ON because it was not fully charged or the battery was not charged at all due to a faulty power outlet.

An easy way to know is to plug the speaker to the power outlet. Normally, when the speaker is plugged into the power outlet it will play or emit a tone or a sound. If the tone is not heard after you plug, the next thing to do is to connect another working electronic device to the same power outlet and then check if the electronic device is working or not.

Method 2: Use a different charger

Charging time for a Bluetooth speaker varies with the type of charger being used to charge just like with any other electronic device. Using a charger with a current rating of 1.6 amp or 1600 milliamp or higher tends to charge more faster as compared to a lower current rating that charges slowly and for some does not charge at all. Current ratings can be found as a small text with A (Amp) or mA (Milliamp) on the USB charger

Try using a different charger that can charge the Bluetooth speaker faster and then check if Bose speaker does not turn ON problem still occurs.

Method 3: Do not press and hold Power Button

Pressing the button briefly is different from pressing the button of the speaker for a few seconds. There’s a possibility that the method to turn ON the speaker is incorrect. The difference between the two is that, pressing the button briefly actually turns the speaker ON or OFF, however, if you press and hold the button for a few seconds only checks battery level of the speaker and does not actually turn it ON. It is likely possible that the speaker did not turn ON because perhaps you did press and hold the button instead of just pressing it briefly.

Make sure to know the difference between the two functions and then check if Bose speaker does not turn ON problem still occurs.

Method 4: Enable Shipping Mode

Ship mode is a feature of Bose speaker that protects the product if not being used to a longer period of time or in this case the speaker does not turns ON. Enabling ship mode reboots the speaker however saved settings will not be deleted.

To enable Ship mode:

  1. Connect speaker to the power outlet.
  2. Press and hold the multi function button for 10 seconds. Multi function button is the 3 dots located in between the volume up and volume down
  3. While still holding the multi function button unplug the speaker from the power outlet then release.
  4. Once speaker is in ship mode, connect the speaker to power outlet again. This will exit ship mode. Allow the speaker to charge for about an hour.

After charging for an hour, try to turn ON speaker and then check if Bose speaker does not turn ON problem still occurs.

Method 5: Check for and install updates

Make sure to always check for and install any available updates for the speaker. Updating speaker fixes bugs that may have caused this problem to occur and other software related issues as well.

There are two options to choose from:

  1. Via Bose Connect app. An app that is free to download on App store or Play store for any smartphone
  2. Via Bose Online Updater. This can be found on Bose website. You may need to connect the speaker to the computer to be able to check and install updates.

After checking for and installing any available updates, check if Bose speaker does not turn ON problem still occurs.

Method 6: Reset Bose Speaker

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 5 minutes

This method brings the Bluetooth speaker back to its default state, this means that saved settings will be deleted and you may need to set up again after resetting. There have been claims from users that this method usually help fix minor issues with the speaker.

  1. Press and then hold the Power Button for 10 seconds.

    Wait for speaker to restarts and completes the reset process.
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  2. Check the speaker.

    Once Bose speaker has been reset, set-up the product again and then try to turn it ON again and then then check if Soundlink Mini 2 does not turn ON problem still occurs.

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Method 6: Replace Battery

After performing the methods mentioned above and yet the speaker does not turn ON, you may need to replace the battery. If all of the methods above did not fix the problem, it is likely possible that it may be due to a depleted battery.

Just like with any other electronic devices using a lithium ion batteries, the battery can deplete over time with continuous use. If the speaker is not turning ON or the battery is draining than usual, you may need to bring the speaker to the nearest authorized Bose service center. Make sure to replace it with a genuine replacement battery.

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