Onn Projector Troubleshooting: The Complete Guide

Onn projectors are cheap and you can purchase them for under $100 from online stores. But as you would expect of any cheap projector, it’s not perfect. You’re likely to face issues in the time that you’ll own it. Read on as we look at common problems that affect onn projectors and how you can troubleshoot them.


Onn projector gray lines

Gray lines are a common problem with onn projectors. You turn on the projector and instead of the images from your content source, you get gray lines. Now, this is not because of lamp issues but just the ‘cheap’ components that may not be able to handle long hours of use.

Here’s what you can do to solve it: Repeatedly turn it on and off until the onn splash screen comes up. And then keep it running as you project videos and images. Keep in mind that when you turn it off, you’re likely to get the gray lines again.

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Onn projector won’t turn on

Another problem that affects onn projectors is that they won’t turn on. If you’re facing this issue, check whether the power cord is plugged in correctly into the power socket. Sometimes, the cord may be loose and therefore preventing the projector from turning on.

If that doesn’t work, try to find a replacement for the power cord because chances are that it’s faulty.

The power button may also be broken, so try to turn it on with the remote as well.

Onn projector not playing sound

If you are not getting sound from your onn projector, it could be due to a few issues. First, the volume may be muted. If that’s the case, use the remote to unmute it and increase the volume to the level you prefer.

Second, the volume may have been set at zero and therefore no sound comes out of the projector. Use the remote to verify if that’s the case.

Third, the internal speaker may be damaged or faulty and will need a replacement.

Onn projector remote not working

Sometimes the onn projector remote doesn’t work. And that is due to a couple of reasons.

To start with, the remote may be damaged from falling down several times and the buttons may have become unusable. For this case, order a new one from the manufacturer or online electronic shops.

The remote may also have dead batteries. You can solve this issue by ordering a new pair and replacing the old ones.

Another reason your onn projector remote is not working is that the batteries are installed incorrectly. Confirm that they are put in properly.

There also may be objects blocking infrared signals from your remote to the projector. Ensure that there’s nothing blocking the path of the infrared signals. 

Onn projector no signal

If you’re getting ‘no signal’ from your onn projector, the issue is likely to be the HDMI connection to the video source. Make sure there is no loose connection. It may help to disconnect the HDMI adapter and reconnect it just to be sure.

If that doesn’t work, the adapter may be faulty and it may be wise to consider getting a replacement.

Another reason you may be getting ‘no signal’ is that the video source may not be compatible with your onn projector. Check your video source to ensure that compatibility is not the problem.

Onn projector won’t connect to Wi-Fi

The reason your onn projector won’t connect to Wi-Fi has nothing to do with its build. It’s most likely because you’re not typing in the correct password to your network. Be keen as you input it and that should resolve the issue.

If that doesn’t solve the issue, try resetting your router by unplugging it from the power outlet and re-plugging it after around 30 seconds.  

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How do I reset my onn projector?

To reset your onn projector, press the reset button and wait until you see a blue light flashing. Then long press the power button for around 10 seconds. After that, unplug the power cord from the power socket and wait for about 5 minutes for the reset to be complete. Finish by turning on the projector, obviously after re-plugging the power cord into the power outlet.

Final Words

Many problems may surface as you use your onn projector from the remote not working to no sound. In this article, we’ve gone over how you can troubleshoot such problems and keep your projector running smoothly for a long period.

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