Top front right view of the JBL Go 3 BT speaker.

How to Turn on JBL Go 3 Speaker

We explain how to turn on the JBL Go 3 speaker here.  Now most speakers have a Power button that they prominently position on the unit so it’s easy to find.  Indeed, this speaker is no exception to this rule, since we find its Power button on the side button panel, as we see next.

Right Side View of the JBL Go 3 Speaker, Showing the -Power- Button Highlighted.
Right Side View of the JBL Go 3 Speaker, Showing the -Power- Button Highlighted.

There’s also a status lamp beside the Power button, that starts glowing when the speaker powers up, as we point out in the next picture.

Showing the dark status light on the speaker.
Showing the dark status light on the speaker.

This lamp is dark when the speaker is OFF unless you are charging the speaker.  In that case, it glows red, as we see in the next picture.

Left side of the speaker, showing the Status lamp glowing red.
Left side of the speaker, showing the Status lamp glowing red.

How to Turn On the JBL Go 3 Speaker

To power up this speaker, press the Power button. Then release after a quarter second or so.  Moreover, you needn’t hold it in for too long for the unit to see your press and then turn itself on.

Right side view of the JBL Go 3 speaker, showing the -Status- lamp glowing.
Right side view of the JBL Go 3 speaker, showing the -Status- lamp glowing.

When the speaker comes on, the status lamp glows, and the unit makes an interesting sound to let you know that it is now running.

But if pressing the Power button does not start up the speaker, or if the status lamp blinks red, it could be that you need to recharge the battery.  So if the unit won’t come on, try connecting a USB charger to it.  You can indeed play the speaker while it charges.

Now with a charger connected, this speaker should always power up when you click the Power button.  If not, then the unit may not be getting any electricity from your charger.  So check that the AC outlet for the adapter is live, that the adapter works, that the cable between it and the speaker is okay, and that the charger plug is fully seated in the speaker’s USB port.

But if after all these checks the speaker still does not turn on, then the unit itself may be defective. In that case, just get a new one.





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References

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Revision History

  • 2021-09-09: First published.
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