Are you getting no signal error on the Amazon Fire TV stick? You’re in the right place for a solution to your problem.
Streaming devices such as the Firestick have revolutionized the entertainment experience, making it both easy and fun. However, like everything technology-related, it does come with some issues.
One of these issues is where the Firestick has no signal because of one reason or another. Fortunately, it is possible to troubleshoot the problem and fix it on your own without having to hire a technician.
Below, we have compiled everything you need to know about this error, from what causes it, to how you can fix it.
What causes Amazon Fire Stick to show no signal?
If you are experiencing a signal issue on your streaming device, the following could be some of the possible causes:
- Firestick incompatibility with your TV set – especially if you are using an old television
- Faulty HDMI cable or port
- Internet connectivity issues
- Glitches and bugs from previously connected HDMI devices on your TV
- Bugs or glitches on your Fire Stick
- A faulty Amazon Fire TV Stick
- Inadequate power supply
How to fix no signal issue on Amazon Fire TV Stick
If you are getting a no signal issue on your Firestick, below are some top troubleshooting solutions that can help fix the problem:
1. Check that you have a working internet connection
One of the top causes of many streaming issues is a faulty internet connection. With no internet (or with an unstable connection that keeps dropping the signal) your Firestick will not be able to load, which can cause the no signal error.
Therefore, before trying anything else, first, make sure that your internet connection is working and stable.
You can use a speed test app to check the status of your connection. On top of that, you need to make sure that your internet router is placed closed enough to the Firestick.
There should be no obstacles in between for it to deliver a strong enough signal.
Alternatively, you can make use of an Ethernet cable to prevent any signal drop issues.
2. Check that your HDMI cable and ports are working perfectly
Does your TV keep turning off before it gets a signal? The problem could be with your HDMI setup. The no signal HDMI issue on Amazon Firestick can occur due to either a faulty HDMI cable and/or port, or a loose connection.
First, you need to make sure that the HDMI cable connecting the device to the TV set is not loose.
If the issue persists, the next step should be to ensure that both your cable and ports are in working condition. You can do check this by using another HDMI cable and device.
3. Restart/reboot your Amazon Fire Stick and TV
Like any other device with a software component, your Firestick and TV can be susceptible to glitches and bugs, which could be causing the no signal issue.
However, rebooting the devices can fix these issues, which are usually temporary.
To reboot both the Firestick and the TV:
- Unplug the TV from the power outlet and then remove the Firestick from the HDMI port
- Disconnect the stick from its power source – by unplugging the power adapter
- Wait a few minutes about 1 to 10 minutes then plug the TV into the power outlet and power it on
- Reconnect the Firestick to the TV and its power source
More often than not, rebooting will fix any temporary glitches affecting your devices. If it fails, you can move on to the next solutions.
4. Make sure you are using the right power adapter for the Firestick
Is your Fire Stick not turning on causing a no signal display on your TV? The issue could be stemming from the power supply.
While some sticks might support other alternative power supplies such as USB cables, some of them might not.
Therefore, if you are having issues with your Stick, make sure that you are using an authenticated power adapter.
5. Switch to another streaming device
Another possible cause of no signal error is a defective Amazon Fire Stick device. As a result, your TV won’t recognize the Fire Stick causing the “no signal” error to be displayed.
This can, especially, be the case if the stick is old. Unfortunately, the only fix for this is to replace it with a new Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Dealing with streaming issues when you have been eagerly looking forward to your favorite programs can be frustrating.
Luckily, it is possible to fix the no signal on Amazon Fire TV Stick with the solutions above. You can also contact Amazon Fire Stick customer support if none of these solutions work.