How to Fix Sound Issues on a Xiaomi TV

How to Fix Sound Issues on a Xiaomi TV 2022 | 5 Troubleshooting Tricks I Learned

Here’s a guide on how to fix sound issues on a Xiaomi TV. I’ve used these 5 steps to resolve sound issues frequently faced on my Xiaomi TV and they actually worked.

Software Updates can help fix any bugs or flaws in the TVs operating system. They contain patches released by the manufacturer that help fix the system so the TV runs smoothly.

If that doesn’t work, resetting the TV to it’s factory settings will restore the TV and this may resolve the sound issue. 

However, if none of these methods work then i’ll take you through some others that i’m certain will fix any sound issues on your Xiaomi TV.

Some of the methods that worked are:

  • Power Cycle the Xiaomi TV
  • Change the Input and Output Mode
  • Disconnect any Bluetooth Headphones or Earbuds
  • Update the Firmware
  • Reset the Xiaomi TV
  • Visit an Authorized Service Center

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How to Fix Sound Issues on a Xiaomi TV

What causes sound issues on a Xiaomi TV?

There are many reasons why your Xiaomi TV might be facing sound issues. Sometimes it’s due to buggy software or because the TV is connected to a pair of Bluetooth headphones or it  could simply be a worn out IC chip on the motherboard that has caused the issue.

The following troubleshooting tips will help you rectify any sound issues on your Xiaomi TV.

However, if the issue still hasn’t been fixed after troubleshooting the TV, then it’s time to visit the nearest service center and have them take a look at the TV.

Fix #1 — Power Cycle the Xiaomi TV

One of the oldest tricks in the book is to power cycle the TV if there’s any issue with the sound or display.

Power cycling is basically the process of turning off and turning on the TV with a couple of minutes gap in between.

What we’re going to do here is with a small twist. We’re going to remove the power cable from the wall while we wait for a few minutes before powering on the TV again.

How to Fix Sound Issues on a Xiaomi TV

This is done to clear any remaining charge on the IC chip and capacitors.

So once the TV is plugged back in and turned on the fix should resolve any transient problems or electrical related problems that are causing the sound issue. You can follow these steps to get this done.

  • Turn off the Xiaomi TV
  • Unplug the power cable from the wall port
  • Wait for 5-10 minutes
  • Connect the TV to the power source
  • Switch on the Xiaomi TV

Fix #2 — Change the Input and Output Mode

Another likely cause would be mode selected. Normally choosing the wrong input/output mode will not only result in sound issues but even display issues.

A quick fix for this case would be to change the input and output settings to the right configuration.

One of the most common scenarios is when you have a speaker system connected to the TV.

How to Fix Sound Issues on a Xiaomi TV

Unless you select the right output mode, you will not be able to hear anything play through the speakers and vice versa, if the speaker system is turned off and the output device is selected as external speakers then you will not be able to hear anything from the TV until the speaker system is turned on.

To change your TVs output settings,

  • Switch on the Xiaomi TV
  • Press the Menu button on the TV remote and then click on Sound
  • Locate and tap on Audio 
  • Now select Speaker Setup and then choose whether you’re connected to an external system or you’re going to use the internal speakers.
  • Restart the TV for the changes to take effect

Fix #3 — Disconnect any Bluetooth Headphones or Earbuds

If you regularly use your Bluetooth headphones or earbuds with your TV then one likely cause of there being no sound from the TV speakers is because your headphones or earbuds are still connected to the Xiaomi TV via Bluetooth.

Disconnecting the headphones will fix the problem and you will be able to hear audio from your TVs built-in speakers.  

How to Fix Sound Issues on a Xiaomi TV
  • Tap on the Menu button on the Xiaomi remote
  • Navigate to Network and Connections
  • Open Bluetooth
  • Disconnect the connected headphones / Turn off Bluetooth
  • Restart the TV

However, if you do not use Bluetooth headphones, but you’re still facing sound issues, check the 3.5mm audio port on the TV and make sure that nothing is connected and the port is clean.

At times, the TV will recognize debris in the port as an actual audio jack and will not know where to route the audio. 

Fix #4 — Update the Firmware

Here’s an easy one, sound, display and networking issues can easily be fixed if the problem is caused by a bug in the software. 

Generally, Xiaomi releases bug fixes in their updates and making sure your Xiaomi TVs software is up to date is key to preventing any sound or display issues from cropping up.

How to Fix Sound Issues on a Xiaomi TV

To update the firmware of your Xiaomi TV,

  • Press the Home button on the Xiaomi TV remote and then click on Settings
  • Scroll down and then tap on Support
  • Select the first option labeled Software Update
  • Search for an available update and then click on the download and install button to update the firmware
  • The TV will restart and it will now run the latest firmware with the necessary patches and bug fixes installed.

Fix #5 — Reset the Xiaomi TV

Another quick fix that can resolve most of the issues on a Xiaomi TV is to reset the TV to its factory settings or stock configuration.

Resetting a Xiaomi TV will help fix any software related issues and provide the TV with a fresh start.

How to Fix Sound Issues on a Xiaomi TV

To hard reset your Xiaomi TV to fix sound issues:

  • Press the Home button on the Xiaomi TV remote and then click on Settings
  • Scroll down and then tap on Support
  • Then click on Reset
  • Once you enter the Xiaomi TV Reset screen, click on Yes or Enter on the Remote to confirm the selection

If you have created a PIN for your TV and do not remember what it is, you will not be able to reset the Xiaomi TV and you will have to get in touch with the Xiaomi support team via the chat method and get a resolution.

Visit an Authorized Service Center

Finally, if the sound issue on your Xiaomi TV is not caused by any software problem or bug, it’s most likely a hardware issue and unless you’re a certified technician, it’s best to take the TV to Xiaomi’s authorized service center and have the specialist take care of it.

Most of the time, with age, capacitors, IC chips and even sound cards can fail. This will result in either bad sounding audio or no audio at all. The only fix here is to replace the component and hopefully that will rectify the problem.

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