Fix: Sonos Roam Not Turning On

Is the Sonos Roam you’ve purchased not turning on or not working? Well, there are several factors that could trigger this problem. One of the most common problem reasons is the battery-related problem. The battery health may have gone too low, or it does not have the minimum battery capacity to turn the speaker on. Other reasons why your Sonos Roam is not turning on is a system glitch or a hardware fault. It’s quite difficult to say which problem is linked with your speaker. But there are some troubleshooting methods that can fix the problem.

Starting at $179, Sonos Roam is the company’s most affordable wireless speaker. It has a good audio quality and supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It can work with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and supports all kinds of devices such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and computers. With 0.95lb of weight, it’s portability is ensured. Sonos Roam is a wireless speaker with IP67 water resistance rating. The device is claimed to offer up to 10 hours of battery life with support for wireless charging.

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Here’s How to Fix Sonos Roam Not Turning On Problem

Perform these quick solutions on your Sonos Roam to see which one spells out success for you. After applying a fix, make sure to check if the device turns on.

Solution 1: Clean the Charging Port

Being a portable speaker, we often take the Sonos Roam on a trip where it gets constant exposure to dirt particles. It can get condensed inside many parts of the speaker, including the charging port. If so, the speakers may get damage and the charging cable might not properly supply the power to the speaker in order to fill up the battery. Hence, you should clean the speaker every time you take it outside the home or try to clean it at least once a week.

Once you’ve cleaned the charging port, plug the USB cable into the charging port of the speaker and check if it starts charging. If you use wireless charger, don’t forget to clean the charging pad, and make sure that the speaker is placed well on the wireless charging pad.

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Solution 2: Use Another Charger

It’s possible the charger you use to fill up Sonos Roam’s battery is defective. Either the charging cable is not working or there might be an issue with the adapter. To rule out this possibility, use another USB-C charge to charge the speaker. Alternatively, you can place the device on a wireless charger to verify this problem. If the device starts charging on a wireless charging pad, you know what to do. Get a new USB-C charger or continue using the wireless charger.

Solution 3: Factory Reset Sonos Roam

If there is a minor system glitch or a temporary bug in your Sonos Roam speaker, performing a hard reset or factory reset can fix it. After this process, all you paired Bluetooth devices and saved Wi-Fi network will be removed. It’s a useful troubleshooting option when dealing with system glitches or bugs.

Here’s how you can reset Sonos Roam speaker:

  1. Hold the play-pause button.
  2. Press and release the power button. Do not release the play-pause button.
  3. Keep holding the play-pause button until you see orange and white color flashes. Release the button once you see the lights.
  4. The reset process is completed.

Solution 4: Charge the Speaker for 30 Minutes

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If you have not used the speaker for a whole or if the device has not been charged recently, it’s likely that the device does not enough battery juice to turn on. In such case, it might take longer for the device to turn on. Leave the device charging for at least 30 minutes before trying to turn it on. While

Solution 5: Replace Hardware

If your Sonos Roam speaker is not turning on, there’s a possibility that the battery might be defective. Replacing the battery might do the trick for you. If the battery health is good, the problem could be caused by a defective motherboard. In both the cases, you should contact Sonos customer support to replace the defective parts.

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In this blog post, we discussed various reasons why your Sonos Roam is not turning on along with their solutions. Hope you were able to fix the problem. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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