We explain how to turn on the Sony SRS XB01 speaker here. Now most Bluetooth speakers have a Power button that Sony prominently places on the unit so it’s easy to find. Indeed, this speaker is no exception to this, as we find its Power button on the top of the XB01, as we see next.
There’s also a status lamp, on the front grill near the top left quadrant, that begins flashing or glowing blue when the speaker powers up, as we point out below.
This lamp is dark when the SRS XB01 is OFF, as seen above.
And when the unit is running, this lamp lights up as we see next.
How to Turn On the Sony SRS XB01
To power up the SRS XB01, press the Power button. Then release after a quarter second or so. Also, you needn’t hold it in for too long for the unit to see your press and then turn itself on.
When the speaker comes on, the status lamp starts blinking or glowing, and the unit may or may not make a beep sound. It will sound a ding-dong sort of beep pattern if it pairs to a nearby Bluetooth device. But if it pairs with nothing, then it makes no sound.
But if pressing the Power button does not turn on the SRS XB01, or if the CHG light blinks orange, it could be that you need to charge your speaker.
So if the unit won’t come on, try connecting a USB charger to it. Yes, you can indeed play the speaker as it charges.
Now with a charger supplying power, this speaker should always power on when you click the Power button. If not, then the unit may not be getting any juice from your AC adapter. So check that the receptacle for the power supply is live, that the adapter works, that the cable between it and the SRS XB01 is not damaged, and that the charger plug is fully seated in the speaker’s micro USB port.
But if after all these checks the speaker still does not turn on, then the unit itself may be ruined. So in that case, get a new one.
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- 2022-08-21: First published.