Here, we show you how to hard reset your Sony SRS XG300 mini boombox speaker to its default settings. Hard resetting restores the XG300 to factory default state. Plus, doing this clears any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from memory. We might want to delete these to prevent this speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices. Also, you would best reset the unit to prepare it for sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to connect with.
How to Hard Reset the Sony SRS XG300, Step by Step
1. Turn ON the Speaker
Press and release the Power button for a half-second or so. Find this button as we show in the next picture.
Then, the status light comes on, as we see next. This light we find just above the Power button on the front left buttons panel. It’s the leftmost button of the three there.
The speaker makes a rising electronic sound as it boots, whether it connects to a nearby device or not. But in either case, this reset routine works the same, as follows.
2. Press and Hold the Mega Bass and Play-Pause Buttons Together
Both of these buttons we find on the panel on the top of the speaker, as called out in the next picture. The Mega Bass button is in the left buttons panel, and is the farthest right in that panel. The Play-Pause button is in the right buttons panel, and is the farthest left in that panel.
Then, hold both buttons in until all lamps go out, the unit plays a power-off sound, and then the speaker shuts down completely. This takes around five seconds as the speaker hard resets.
Next, the speaker powers OFF, and the Power and Pairing lamps go dark, as shown next.
You may release the buttons when all the lights go dark.
3. Check that your Sony SRS XG300 Speaker Did Indeed Hard Reset
Next, power on the XG 300 once more, as described in step 1 above.
Note that after a hard reset, this speaker comes up in pairing mode. The Pairing lamp blinks in a pulse-pulse-pause, pulse-pulse-pause pattern to tell you this.
This is a signal for you to look for this speaker on a nearby BT device, and pair to it if you so desire.
4. Done with How to Hard Reset the Sony SRS XG300 !
The hard reset is now complete. So you may now sell or gift the unit, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.
After a hard reset, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any previously paired device. Thus, to restore this auto syncing, you manually pair the XG300 with a device. Then after that, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth ON, and they’re near to each other, pairing would automatically take place once more.
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- 2022-09-22: First published.