Some users report that the Google Nest Mini is stuck on two white lights: sometimes during the startup and other times suddenly while the speaker is plugged in. We have a few solutions to recommend based on the reported experiences of other affected users.
How do I fix a bricked Google Nest Mini?
If your Google Nest Mini got bricked for some reason, make sure to unplug the device and plug it in again. That should kickstart the speaker that got stuck during the startup. Some community contributors on the Google Nest forum even recommend using a particular plug-unplug sequence. Namely, they claim that you should do the following:
- Unplug the Google Nest Mini from the power source.
- Keep the device unplugged for 10 seconds.
- Plug in the Google Nest Mini and unplug it again after all 4 LEDs on top light up.
- After you unplug it, wait for 10 seconds and plug it in again.
- Repeat the unplug > wait 10 seconds > plug in and wait for 4 LEDs > unplug sequence 10 times in continuity.
Or, you can also try with the unplug > wait 1 minute > plug in the speaker > unplug it again 8 times. It sounds strange but it did work for some users on Reddit.
If that does nothing, you can try resetting your Google Nest Mini. Here’s how to reset your Google Nest Mini:
- Plug in your Google Nest Mini.
- Turn Off the mic with the physical switch positioned on the side of the speaker.
- Press and hold on to the top of the speaker until the device resets (approximately 10 seconds).
- Use Google Home to set up the speaker again.
Finally, if none of the previous steps worked, we can only suggest taking your device for repair or acquiring a replacement device. Issues like this (usually power supply problems) are luckily rare but it’s not uncommon for a device with such a long uptime to break.
Do you have any alternative solutions to recommend? Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments below.