Fix LG TV ARC Not Working

Want to connect your newly bought Yamaha or sound system with an LG smart tv? But can’t? because the arc on the LG smart tv is not functioning properly. Don’t worry we faced the same problem with our LG smart tv. To fix the problem we did some research and talked with the LG tv team on call. In this post, we’re going to explain how you can fix LG smart tv arc not working and what you can do to fix this problem. 

Why is the LG tv arc system not working?

Below we’ve mentioned some reasons that can stop your LG tv arc from functioning properly. 

  1. A temporary bug.
  2. HDMI/Arc port is damaged. 
  3. The wires used for connecting your LG tv with the speakers are damaged.
  4. LG tv arc settings are not configured properly.
  5. Due to a glitchy LG tv firmware.

These are the causes we found in research on how to fix the LG tv arc not working. 

How do I get my HDMI ARC to work on my LG TV?

Hard reset your devices

This might sound silly to you, but power cycling the LG tv and the device connected to it worked for many users. If your LG tv arc not working, then try power cycle of your device by following the steps below.

  1. Turn off your LG smart tv.
  2. Now unplug all the wires and devices connected to the LG tv.
  3. Unplug the LG tv from power socket.
  4. Wait for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Press the physical power button on tv for 10-15 seconds.
  6. Turn on your tv and connect your devices at hdmi cables.

Now check that the hdmi arc is working or not on your LG smart tv.

Check The HDMI Cables 

If there is a problem with hdmi cables then you can face problem while using the LG tv arc for sound etc. Below we’ve mentioned some steps that can help you in fixing the LG tv arc not working.

  • Make sure the hdmi cable and arc wires are connected properly into their respective ports.
  • If the cables are damaged, then you can face problems in using the LG tv arc function. So check that the wires are not damaged, if the hdmi cable is damaged then replace it with a new one. After replacing the LG tv arc will start working properly.
  • Check the ports for the issue, if the hdmi port is damaged then use another port.

Use Optical Cable

Using an optical cable for connecting your l tv to your sound system can help you. It will fix the LG tv arc not working issue, plus you’ll be able to use the DTS HD Sound and Dolby Sound on your LG tv. You can use an optical cable for connecting your home theater, soundbar or any other external device. Doing this will fix the LG tv arc not working issue.

Enable eARC on Your LG TV

Enabling the eARC settings on your LG smart tv can help you in fixing the hdmi arc issue on your LG tv. To enable the eARC support on your LG smart tv follow the steps below.

  1. Go to settings.
  2. Select sound option.
  3. Go to advanced settings.
  4. Now enable the eARC on your LG tv.
  5. Now select from to pass through as digital sound output.

Now after enabling this you’ll be able to use eARC on your LG smart tv.

Enable HDMI CEC (SIMPLINK)

If the hdmi cec settings are disabled on your LG tv then you’ll not be able to use the arc on your LG tv and sound system. So first you need to enable the HDMI CEC on your LG smart tv and enable the same settings on your sound system.

  1. Go to LG smart tv settings.
  2. Now go to the general option.
  3. Now scroll down and select SIMPLINK (hdmi cec)option.
  4. Enable the hdmi cec from here.
enable hdmi cec

Enable the hdmi cec simplink settings on your sound system. After enabling the hdmi cec on your LG tv, the arc function will start working on your tv.

Reset Your LG TV to Factory Settings

If the LG tv arc is still not working, then resetting your LG tv to factory settings can help you. Reset will remove the temporary bug or glitch that can cause the problem. To reset your LG tv to factory settings follow the steps below.

  1. Go to settings.
  2. Select all settings option.
  3. Go to the general option.
  4. Now select reset to initial settings.
reset lg smart tv

After resetting to factory settings, check if the LG tv arc is working. 

Contact LG TV

If the LG tv arc is still not working, then contact the LG tv. They can help you in fixing any issues related to LG smart tv arc issues.

More helpful guides:

Fix lg tv says not programmed

Lg content store not updating apps

LG tv keeps disconnecting from wifi

Lg tv keeps turning off and on

LG tv settings and options greyed out

Leave a Comment