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Got an ONN TV and an ONN soundbar. Hooked up via RCA cable. TV audio in PCM mode. Soundbar in AUX mode. Can't get any sound from soundbar. What have I missed?

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Make sure the sound is turned up on your external audio device. I got here because I was expecting the built-in sound to cut off when it accessed the external device but that is not how these work.

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PCM mode is a digital audio file that should be sent to the soundbar via an optical or coaxial digital audio cable. The coaxial digital audio cable uses an RCA plug but not the L/R stereo channels of analog audio. The aux input is usually the 3.5 MM cable from a computer, CD or MP3 player or a cell phone or tablet.

First, which type of RCA cable is connected between the sound bar and the TV? Second, are you sure that the TV connection is an audio out? (A number of recent TVs have only one audio output. This means there is only the optical audio out and not even a headphone jack.)

Once you double-check the input at the sound bar, choose the Line In input if you are using the stereo RCA cable. If you are using the Optical input, select that input. Use either the Mode button or the specific input button on the remote. Then double-check that the TV is set for the appropriate audio out.

I hope this helps. Please add a comment with the model of the TV and the sound bar for further information. I looked at the ONB18SB001 documentation for some of this. The manual for this Onn soundbar is available at Manuals Lib. See https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1498038/Onn-Onb18sb001.html?page=12#manual for the list of input modes and the input to which they correspond. Here is the image of the inputs on the back of the ONB18SB001: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1498038/Onn-Onb18sb001.html?page=7#manual .

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    Sam Earle Sep 05, 2019

    TV is ONA43UB19E04, soundbar is ONA19SB002, Cable is 3.5mm at soundbar, RCA at TV in marked audio sockets. Would an optical cable solve my problem?

  • Cindy Wells Sep 05, 2019

    The ONA43UB19E04 has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a digital optical audio out. You'll need either an Aux cable (3.5mm M/M) or a digital optical audio cable. The digital optical audio cable is a fiber-optic cable. The cable will ship with covers on the ends that you remove before attempting to insert the cable in the devices. The ONA19SB002 is slightly different from the ONA18SB001 that I referenced; the lack of the Line In makes a difference. The RCA audio on the TV is an audio input for the component video. The specs, including the connections, for your TV and sound bar are on their respective pages at Walmart. Seehttps://www.walmart.com/ip/ONN-43-Class-... for the TV's specs. The soundbar specifications are here:https://www.walmart.com/ip/Onn-2-0-Wirel... . I hope this helps. Cindy Wells

  • Sam Earle
    Sam Earle Sep 06, 2019

    I bought an optical cable and plugged that in. Still no sound from the silencebar. Am I looking at a defect in the TV?

  • Cindy Wells Sep 06, 2019

    Some TVs need the digital audio output enabled. Check in Settings > Audio to start. On one of my TVs, the TV audio had to be turned off before the external speakers (digital audio output) were enabled. If the TV indicates that the digital audio output is active, then there may be a defect in the TV or the cable. Unfortunately, I can't find a manual for the ONA43UB19E04 online and I don't have that model myself. So I can't positively determine where in the settings to look for the option.
    Cindy Wells
    (Note: The headphone jack usually becomes active automatically when the AUX cable is connected.)

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SOURCE: how do i get a manuel for it202b soundbar

The manual can be downloaded from this site.

http://content.etilize.com/user-manual/1022923625.pdf

Follow instructions on top of page 7 using the Source button.

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SOURCE: Trying to connect samsung soundbar to Technika tv.

Hi probably a silly comment - have you connected to the AV in or Out sockets on the TV? Worth checking? also do you need to select an audio profile on your TV in order to divert from the internal speakers. Worth looking at your sound preferences on your TV

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Does the soundbar require any form of power in?

Have you tried plugging in an alternate sound source.

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SOURCE: The sound on our soundbar keeps going off and on, intermittently. The soundbar is an Alba 2.0 soundbar SR-30 with bluetooth 50w bought from Argos, had 3 replacements now - all faulty. Thanks.

Check the speaker/s. If found OK; check and replace the damaged component/s at its audio output section circuit board. If needy, replace this board as card basis. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Search the site by type in the "brand name" to your device; in the "Search box at the top right of the display window of the Homepage" to get gathered related posts. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/

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