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Red Flashing Lights on Hoverboard: What Do They Mean?

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 10 minutes

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Introduction

Red flashing light sequences on your generic two-wheel self-balancing scooter might indicate various issues, ranging from battery problems to internal component errors. Understanding the meaning of these sequences will help you diagnose and resolve the issue. Always exercise caution while attempting any repairs and ensure you have the necessary skills and tools.

Image 1: Hoverboard with red flashing light.

Red Flashing Light Sequences and Their Meanings

One Red Flash

  • Issue: Low battery
  • Solution: Charge the hoverboard battery until it's fully charged.

Image 2: Hoverboard battery indicator showing low battery.

Two Red Flashes

  • Issue: Internal issue with the battery
  • Solution: Check the battery connections and replace the battery if necessary.

Image 3: Checking battery connections.

Three Red Flashes

  • Issue: Communication error between the two halves of the hoverboard
  • Solution: Check the connections between the two halves, reconnecting any loose wires or cables.

Image 4: Inspecting the connections between the two halves of the hoverboard.

Four Red Flashes

  • Issue: Faulty gyroscope
  • Solution: Replace the faulty gyroscope with a new one.

Image 5: Replacing a faulty gyroscope.

Five Red Flashes

  • Issue: Internal issue with the motherboard
  • Solution: Inspect the motherboard for any visible damage or loose connections. Replace the motherboard if necessary.

Image 6: Inspecting the hoverboard's motherboard.

Six Red Flashes

  • Issue: Hoverboard overheating
  • Solution: Allow the hoverboard to cool down and avoid overloading or overcharging it.

Image 7: Hoverboard cooling down.

Seven Red Flashes

  • Issue: Hoverboard calibration required
  • Solution: Perform a hoverboard calibration as described in the user manual.

Image 8: Calibrating the hoverboard.

Summary

Red flashing light sequences on your hoverboard can indicate various issues, from battery problems to internal component errors. Understanding these sequences will help you diagnose and resolve the issues accordingly. Always exercise caution and ensure you have the necessary skills and tools before attempting any repairs.

Images

  • Image 1: Hoverboard with red flashing light. (Alt: Hoverboard red light)
  • Image 2: Hoverboard battery indicator showing low battery. (Alt: Low battery indicator)
  • Image 3: Checking battery connections. (Alt: Battery connections)
  • Image 4: Inspecting the connections between the two halves of the hoverboard. (Alt: Hoverboard connections)
  • Image 5: Replacing a faulty gyroscope. (Alt: Faulty gyroscope replacement)
  • Image 6: Inspecting the hoverboard's motherboard. (Alt: Hoverboard motherboard inspection)
  • Image 7: Hoverboard cooling down. (Alt: Hoverboard cooling)
  • Image 8: Calibrating the hoverboard. (Alt: Hoverboard calibration)

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Note: When dealing with exposed circuitry, be sure you are in as static-free of an environment as possible. Also, never test your hoverboard upside down.

Here is a comprehensive list of what the flashing red lights mean:

Before you do anything, try this reset procedure:

Make sure the hoverboard is turned off, both wheels on the ground, and hoverboard is standing level to the ground on both sides. Without moving the hoverboard, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. Release the power button after 10 seconds. Then turn the hoverboard off. Once you turn it on, the hoverboard is reset. 

Upon activation, if your scooter's LEDs still flash a sequence it means something is wrong and repair is needed.

Hoverboard Red Flashing Light Meaning

1 Flashing red dot: Loose cables or bad connection. Unscrew and slowly remove the lower part of the body. Check to make sure all cables are securely connected. I recommend you disconnect and reconnect all wires and plugs one at a time. If that doesn't fix it, send us a picture of the insides of your hoverboard to support@hoverboardrepair.com with a small explanation of what is wrong.

2 Flashing red dot: Internal circuits malfunction. It's best to order one of our hoverboard kits and replace the internal parts. Send us a picture of the insides of your hoverboard to [email protected] with a small explanation of what is wrong. 

Find a hoverboard sensor repair kit.

3 Flashing red dot: Internal circuits malfunction. It's best to order one of our kits and replace the internal parts. Send us a picture of the insides of your hoverboard to [email protected] with a small explanation of what is wrong. 

Find a hoverboard sensor repair kit.

4 Flashing red dot: The wheel on the mainboard side is bad and needs to be replaced

Find the correct replacement hoverboard wheel for your repair.

5 Flashing red dot: The wheel on the battery side is bad and needs to be replaced. 

Find the correct replacement hoverboard wheel for your repair.

6 Flashing red dot: The battery has gone bad and needs to be replaced. Although a basic hoverboard battery will work, it's best to search for a Samsung or UL certified battery for replacement.

Find a replacement hoverboard battery.

7 Flashing red dot: The Balance Circuits, aka sensor boards, need to be replaced. Send us a picture of the insides of your hoverboard to support@hoverboardrepair.com with a small explanation of what is wrong.

Find a hoverboard sensor repair kit.

8 Flashing red dot: The Balance Circuits, aka sensor boards, need to be replaced. Send us a picture of the insides of your hoverboard to support@hoverboardrepair.com with a small explanation of what is wrong.

Find a hoverboard sensor repair kit.

9 Flashing LED (on the mainboard): The hoverboard has detected that it is upside and it's angry at you. You should not test your hoverboard upside down.

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