Picture of the Sony SRS X11 speaker -Power- button.

How to Turn On Sony X11

We explain how to turn on the Sony X11 cube 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 X11, as we see next.

Picture of the Sony X11 -Power- button.
The Sony X11 -Power- button.

There’s also a status lamp, on the front bottom edge, that begins flashing or glowing white when the speaker powers up, as we point out below.

Picture of the dark -Status- light.
Dark -Status- lamp.

This lamp is dark when the SRS X11 is OFF, as seen above.

And when the unit is running, this lamp lights up as we see next.

The glowing -Status- light on the Sony X11.
Sony X11 -Status- lamp glowing.

How to Turn On the Sony X11 Cube Speaker

To power up the X11, 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 X11, or if the CHG light blinks orange, it could be that you need to charge your speaker.

Picture of the -CHARGE- lamp glowing orange.
The -CHARGE- light glowing orange.

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 X11 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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Other Sony X11 Posts

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Revision History

    • 2023-03-10: First published.