Remember back when all of our tech used to be huge? To have a phone capable of sending texts, you needed to have something the size of a brick. Thankfully, those days are long behind us, and through some amazingly rapid advancement, the components required to run our tech have grown smaller and smaller over the years.
One of these micro-devices that really is quite astounding is the Fire TV Cube. It really fits the ‘small but mighty’ description we so often hear attached to it.
Though it is one of the more compact devices of its type, it can compete with the literal big boys of the industry. It does everything you need it to, providing a whole load of connectivity perks while also allowing you to enjoy the incredibly stable and reliable Amazon OS. Not only that, but there’s somehow also enough space to access and download a wide range of apps for your smart TV.
Today we are here to discuss one particular detail that is on the Fire TV Cube – the lighting system. This lighting system has the capability to flash up a range of colours, each with their own different meanings.
This way, the user is quicker able to diagnose what may be causing an issue with the cube. What the blue light moving backwards and forwards means is that it is waiting for a voice command.
However, if this light has been there for a long time, this may indicate that there may also be a glitch messing things up a little. If that’s the case, you’ll find all you need to fix the problem below!
How To Fix Fire TV Cube Blue Light Back and Forth
Before we get into these fixes, we should assure you that none of them will require you to take anything apart or risk damaging your device. So, if you have no experience diagnosing issues such as these, don’t worry about it! We will do our best to explain each and every step. With that, it’s time to get started.
- Try restarting your Fire TV Cube
As we always do with these guides, we are going to kick off with the easiest fix first. That way, we won’t accidentally waste more time than we have to on the more complicated stuff.
The reason we are suggesting that you restart the device is that a restart is great for clearing out any minor bugs or glitches that may have crept in over time. These sorts of glitches can do all sorts of crazy things to the performance of the cube – like making it believe that Alexa is active and waiting for voice communication, for example!
Quite often, it will just be the case that the cube has gotten stuck in a loop. So, the best way to set that straight is to just give it a little prod. If you haven’t restarted the Fire TV Cube before, the process is as follows.
The best way to go about the restart is to just simply remove it from the power source by taking the power cord out of the device. Then, all you need to do is wait for about a minute before you plug it back in again.
After this, the problem will have been totally resolved for most of you out there. It’s actually a pretty good fix, despite its simplicity. If it hasn’t worked, it’s time for the next one.
- Make sure there isn’t an issue with the remote
Quite often, it is actually the most simple piece of your set up that lets the team down. We have ended up diagnosing issues like these before, checking various components, only to end up coming to the realisation that a button was just stuck in the on or off position.
With remotes, this can happen so easily that it is always worth checking. In this case, our theory is that the voice command button has become stuck somehow.
Not only would we recommend checking whether or not it is jammed, it is also a good idea to make sure that it isn’t being interfered with by any dust/dirt build-up. When you are cleaning a remote, the best things to use are either a slightly moist cloth or paper towel (cloth is a bit better).
Compressed air in a can is also pretty useful for this. After you have done that, there is a decent chance that the issue will be fixed.
- Issues with the batteries
The last fix we have is equally as simple as the first two. Basically, all we are going to do is replace the batteries in the remote. When battery levels get low, it’s not just that the device they are powering will suddenly stop working.
Instead, what generally happens is that a whole variety of functions will just half work for a while. This can lead to exactly the sort of problems you are currently having.
So, even if you have changed the batteries relatively recently, we would recommend that you put some new ones in. On top of that, it is much better to go with batteries from a reputable brand.
Though they cost a lot more, they also last a whole lot longer, saving you hassle and probably actually balancing out in terms of cost in the long run. Once you have completed all of these steps, go for one more restart and the issue should be gone.
The Last Word
Unfortunately, these are the only fixes that we could find that can be done from the comfort of your own home. If none of these have worked for you, the only remaining option is to get in touch with customer support to ask for an extra bit of help.
While you are in communication with them, do make sure to let them know everything you have tried to fix the issue. This generally speeds up the process and helps them figure out the problem much faster.