Nov 10, 2019
Please help... I was using the Bose Solo 5 sound bar as always and then turned it off and went to bed. The next morning I went to turn it on and nothing, NO Lights of any kind. I unplugged the unit for 5 mins and plugged it back in and still nothing Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Goat
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Bose Community. I am sorry to see that you are having some power issues with your Solo 5 TV Sound System and would love to assist you with this.
As you aren't seeing any LED's or signs of life from the system there isn't much use in us doing a reset on the system as this requires the system to be able to power on, due to this I would like for us to start with checking the wires and connections to the Soundbar to ensure that there is a secure connection between the power cable and the outlet. Testing a different power outlet would also be very useful to eliminate the outlet as the source of the issue.
Please can you also replace the batteries in the Solo 5's remote to ensure that this isn't the reason for not being able to power on the remote.
I look forward to hearing back from you with the result of these steps and if any other users have had a similar issue please do let us know.
Hector B - Community Support
Dec 2, 2019
I experienced a similar issue with my BOSE Solo Soundbar. It worked fine for over 6 months and then one day, I tried powering it on with the remote and no LED light came on and there was no indication that the soundbar was powered.
I replaced the battery in the remote and still nothing. I unplugged the soundbar for over 5 minutes and then plugged it back in using the same outlet and still no power, no LED. I unplugged the power adapter from the original outlet and tried plugging it in to another outlet in the house and still no power, no LED light. I took the soundbar to another house and tried plugging it in there and still no power, no LED.
Is there any way to determine if:
1) the remote is not working
2) the power adapter is not working
3) the soundbar itself is not working
Thank you for posting and welcome to the Bose Community! I am sorry to read that you are also having this issue and would love to assist you further.
Thanks for going into depth with all of the steps that you have attempted so far as well as the results.
You can ensure that your remote is correctly working by using a smartphone camera and pointing the top of the remote at it, when pressing buttons you should see a LED appear through the camera lens. With the power adapter there aren't any indicators that show that the adapter is receiving power or working correctly.
To see if the Solo 5 is working correctly you can power on the system and check the LED indicators that are located in the bottom left on the front of the system, if they are illuminated in any way the system is powered on.
If you have verified the above and the system is still not powering on then, I would highly recommend getting in touch with our customer service team via clicking this link, then kindly scroll and select your region, once this is done please scroll to Contact Us. The team will be on hand and ready to help.