How To Fix JBL Go 2 Will Not Turn On Problem

The JBL Go 2 will not turn on issue can be caused by several factors. The battery might be dead, there might be a software glitch, or this might be caused by a faulty circuit. To fix this you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.

The Go 2 is a mini Bluetooth speaker that can easily fit in any bag or pocket. It has a great sound quality and even has a speakerphone function. Some of its features include an IPX7 waterproof design, 5 hours of playtime on a single full charge, and an audio cable input just to name a few.

Technical specifications of the JBL Go 2:

  • Bluetooth version: 4.1
  • Support: A2DP V1.2, AVRCP V1.5, HFP V1.5, HSP V1.2
  • Transducer: 1 x 40mm
  • Output power: 3.1W RMS
  • Frequency response: 180Hz – 20kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥80dB
  • Battery type: Lithium-ion polymer (3.7V, 730mAh)
  • Battery charge time: 2.5 hours
  • Music playing time: up to 5 hours (varies by volume level and audio content)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 71.2 x 86.0 x 31.6 (mm)
  • Weight: 184g
  • Bluetooth transmitter power: 0-4dBm
  • Bluetooth transmitter frequency: 2.402–2.480GHz
  • Bluetooth transmitter modulation: GFSK/DQPSK/8DPSK

What to do when your JBL Go 2 doesn’t turn on

One issue that you might encounter with your Go 2 Bluetooth speaker is when you can’t seem to power it on. This can be an annoying issue especially if you need to use it. Here are the troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix the problem.

Method 1: Perform a factory reset on JBL Go 2

The first thing you should do in this case is a factory reset or hard reset. This is a procedure that will delete the data stored on this Bluetooth speaker and bring it back to its default settings. This is a useful troubleshooting step to do when you are experiencing problems with the device.

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Reset the speaker

  1. Press and hold the Volume up button and Play button.

    Do this for around 10 seconds.Fix JBL Go 2 Will Not Turn On Problem

  2. Turn on the device.

    You can do this by pressing on the power button. The device should now be in pairing mode.What to do when your JBL Go 2 doesn't turn on

Method 2: Charge the speaker to fix will not turn on issue

One factor that can contribute to this problem is a drained battery. If this is the culprit then all you need to do to fix this is to charge the speaker.

  • Insert the micro USB charging cord  into the charging port of the speaker.
  • Insert the other end of the  charging cord to a USB wall charger with an output of at least 1.0A.
  • Connect the wall charger to a power outlet.

Leave this charging for at least 2.5 hours then check if you can turn on the speaker.

Method 3: Faulty battery

Although this is not a common occurrence there’s a possibility that the battery of the speaker is damaged. Replacing the battery will fix this however it is recommended that you have this done at a service center.
Some of the causes why a battery will fail is if it is constantly being overcharged or when it is always being exposed to heat. These factors will rapidly degrade the battery performance.

Method 4: Faulty circuit board

Although this speaker has an IPX7 splash proof rating there’s still a chance for water to get inside the speaker. When this happens then its components will get water damaged. If this is what’s causing the problem then need to have this fixed at a service center.

Having power issues on this Bluetooth speaker can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone. Contact me at Email

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