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Why Does My Insignia TV Have No Sound?

Last Updated Jun 22, 2022
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After a long day at work, there is nothing quite like kicking off your shoes, plopping on the couch, and flicking on your favorite TV series. TV is a popular pastime millions of people indulge in every day. It’s all extremely relaxing until you realize you can’t hear your show. Frustrated, you will ask yourself, why does my Insignia TV have no sound?

Your Insignia TV may have no sound because of faulty speakers, an issue with the settings, or it may need to be reset. 

To troubleshoot your sound issues, you may need to grab your owner’s manual that came with the TV; if you don’t have it, don’t fret; instead, read on for some tips and tricks to get the sound working on your Insignia TV again. 

Faulty Speakers

Sometimes our TVs malfunction. This is true for both the hardware and the software associated with the TV’s technology. This can happen to brand new TVs or older TVs that have been in use for years. A malfunction can sneak up on absolutely anyone and cause your Insignia TV to have no sound.

To fix faulty speakers, you need to contact the TV manufacturer. They will troubleshoot common issues with you over the phone. If this does not solve the problem, they will then review the warranty on your TV. If your TV is within its warranty period, they may replace it or send a technician out to fix the problem.

No Settings No Sound

All TVs have a menu that allows you to adjust their settings. Typically, these settings are preset by the TV manufacturer. Occasionally, a TV set can change due to an update or human error. When the settings are changed within a TV, it can cause your Insignia TV to have no sound. 

To troubleshoot this possibility on your own, you will need to select the menu button on your remote. When the settings menu appears, select ‘advanced settings.’ Find the audio tab and open it. Ensure the chosen audio output is your TV speakers. If it isn’t, adjust it. This may get your Insignia’s TV sound working again.

Factory Reset

Life happens, and so do TV issues. Sometimes your Insignia TV will have no sound no matter how much troubleshooting you try to do. This can be frustrating for you and your family. One of the best ways to fix an Insignia TV with no sound is by performing a factory reset.

There are two types of factory resets that can be performed on an Insignia TV. One will reset the audio and video settings on the TV; the other will revert the TV to a clean slate as if it just came out of the box. You will lose any apps you and data you may have downloaded.

Audio and Video Reset

To reset only the audio and video, you must first navigate to the settings menu on the TV. Next, select ‘System Settings’ and then ‘Advanced System Settings.’ There should be a factory reset option listen within this window. Select this and then highlight and select ‘Reset TV/Audio Settings. Press the play button three times in a row to confirm the reset.

Full Factory Reset

When an audio and video reset doesn’t do the trick, go forward with a full factory reset. select ‘System Settings’ and then ‘Advanced System Settings.’ There should be a factory reset option listen within this window. Select this and then highlight and select ‘Factory Reset Everything’ and select ‘OK.’

Mute TVs are Silent TVs

Have you tried all the standard troubleshooting tips and tricks? Ready to pull out your hair? Do not forget to check one of the most common reasons there is no sound coming out of a television. The mute button will completely silence a TV. Check if this option was accidentally selected before throwing in the towel.

If you lost your remote or it’s broken and can’t unmute your Insignia TV, you should purchase a new one or download an app to control your TV to fix the sound. There are also some other issues that can happen if your remote isn’t working properly.

Technicians Can Help

Some technicians specialize in troubleshooting issues with electronics such as televisions. You can do a quick Google search to find technicians near you. Alternatively, you can contact the company your TV brand is manufactured by and see if they have certified technicians near you. They can come to your house and help fix your Insignia sound issues. 

End All Be All

When a TV finally wears out, it may just stop functioning correctly. In this case, you will have tried all of the tips and tricks in the book and have no luck. It is time to go to your local electronics store and purchase a new TV. Although this is not the ideal situation, it may solve your Insignia TV sound issues once and for all.

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