Even with several Android-based alternatives, Amazon Fire TV Stick remains one of the best sellers. The new UI, powerful processor, and rich App Store make up for a satisfying experience on a big screen. Sometimes, you might face Fire TV Stick black screen or no signal error while watching the latest TV series or movie. Read along to learn to fix no signal error on Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Amazon has recently introduced a powerful version of their best-selling Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. But then again, what’s the point of having thousands of hours of content at your fingertip when you can’t get a decent signal in the first place? Let’s troubleshoot the issue.
1. Check Power Source
This is one of the most common problems with the Amazon Fire TV Stick. When the Fire TV Stick is connected to the TV, it needs to be connected to a constant power source and with the bundled adapter.
You need to check the power source and make sure that it’s switched on. If there is any issue or lose connection with the power source, you won’t be able to get a reliable signal on Amazon Fire TV Stick.
2. Check Fire TV Stick With Another Hardware
This happened with many users trying out the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. Older televisions wouldn’t support the Fire TV Stick 4K because of the minimum hardware requirements.
We used to same Fire TV Stick with another television and then to a monitor using the HDMI slot and it worked without any issue. You can also try the same.
3. Check the Power Cable
Amazon does offer a power and data cable to connect Fire TV Stick with a power source. If that cable is frayed or not connected properyly, you will continue to face no signal error.
If you notice any wear or tear on either side of the data cable, replace it with another good quality third-party cable.
4. Check HDMI Dongle
Not every television has a proper HDMI slot to connect Amazon Fire TV Stick. In some cases, you might need to take a helping hand from the HDMI dongle to establish the connection.
However, not every HDMI dongle is of high quality. In some cases, you might end up with an inferior dongle, and it does mess up the signal on Amazon Fire TV Stick.
5. Check Internet Connection
For a flawless Fire TV Stick streaming experience, you need to have a high-speed internet connection. On a sketchy wireless connection, you will continue to face buffering and other issues.
If you use a dual-band Wi-Fi router, connect your Fire TV Stick to a 5 GHz Wi-Fi frequency and not the 2.4 GHz one. You will see improvements in internet speeds.
6. Check Amazon Servers
Amazon Fire TV Stick is powered by Fire OS running on top of Android. The operation runs on Amazon’s AWS servers. Even though they are considered as the gold standard in uptime and overall reliability, AWS might face some issues on their side. In such cases, you will notice no signal error on your Fire TV Stick.
You can go to Downdetector and search for AWS. If you notice heavy outrage spikes, then it’s a confirmed issue from Amazon’s side. You have no option but to wait for Amazon to fix the issue from their side.
7. Reboot Amazon Fire TV Stick
Because of no signal error on Amazon Fire TV Stick, you won’t be able to perform a software reboot using the Fire TV Stick remote. Instead, you need to remove all the devices connected to the TV and try again.
Turn off the TV and remove the HDMI stick from the HDMI port. Disconnect Amazon Fire TV Stick from the power source and wait for 5 minutes.
Switch on the TV and reconnect the Fire TV Stick. Press a random button on the Fire TV Stick remote for a few seconds before moving on.
Get Back Signal on Amazon Fire TV Stick
If you are living in warm areas, the Fire TV Stick might get hot and stop working. You need to remove Fire TV Stick from the TV and let it cool down. Reconnect and try to get back signal on Fire Stick. Which trick worked for you? Share your experience in the comments below.
Last updated on 07 February, 2022
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My fire stick is not working it has no signal
My fire stick is not working. W/ I flip on the tv it shows no signal but, I still have wifi connection?
I have tried everything and it still doesn’t work. I have two firestick. one in the bedroom and 1 in the living room. I even went so far as to switch the firesticks and still “NO SIGNAL”. (the one in the bedroom works, I tried it before I switched it)
Firestick on. Screen on. Does not respond to remote. Remote will turn on TV but that is it.
No signal on Firestick. Tried everything! Can you help?
HDMI slot on old tv has gotten too loose causing the fire stick not to work. Any advice to make the connection tighter ?
You can use the HDMI extender cable that cames with the Fire TV Stick. If that doesn’t help, then it’s difficult to make it work.
my fire stick still nas no signal after trying everything