Sony Wireless Subwoofer Not Turning On [Quick Fix]

When you’ve spent a lot of money on a great new Sony subwoofer, it can be rather frustrating when it suddenly decides to not turn on. I’ve been there before and it’s certainly not much fun, especially when you’re about to sit down and get into that new film.

Annoying indeed, but don’t worry we’ve got a few tips to help fix the problem and get you back up and running in no time. Use this troubleshooting guide to work out why your Sony SA-SW5 300W Wireless Subwoofer isn’t turning on.

This guide is based on our favourite wireless subwoofer from Sony, the SA-SW5 300W.

Sony SA SW5 300W Wireless Subwoofer
Image source: Sony

Sony wireless subwoofer not turning on?

No problem, try these to fix the issue:

Try the following:

  1. Disconnect the AC power cord on the subwoofer, then reconnect it after one minute.
  2. Ensure the mains lead AC power cord is connected properly on the subwoofer.
  3. Ensure the subwoofer power cord has a secure connection to a working outlet. If using a power strip or surge protector connected to the power cord, then plug it in directly to the wall.
  4. Turn the power on by pressing the (power) button on the subwoofer.
  5. Check whether the holes for ventilation on the subwoofer are not blocked.

Hopefully these helpful troubleshooting tips fixed any sound problems which may be occurring with your Sony Wireless Subwoofer turning on. If you’re looking for a new soundbar to connect to your Sony subwoofer, then check out the best Sony soundbar for 2024.

Can’t seem to get your subwoofer to work? Take a look at our article here with helpful tips on how to fix the issue.