Time: 60 minutes
Is your generic two-wheel self-balancing scooter made in China not charging properly? This guide will help you identify and fix the issue, so you can get your hoverboard back to full power. Designed for beginners, this guide requires basic technical knowledge. Proceed with caution, and only follow this guide if you understand the risks involved.
- Flat surface
- Small Phillips screwdriver: [Amazon link]
- Multimeter: [Amazon link]
- Replacement charger: [Amazon link] / [HoverboardRepair.com link]
- Replacement charging port: [Amazon link] / [HoverboardRepair.com link]
- Replacement battery: [Amazon link] / [HoverboardRepair.com link]
Top Cause: The most common cause for a hoverboard not charging is a faulty charger or charging port.
Top Solution: The most common solution is to replace the faulty charger or charging port with a new one.
This guide will help you fix a hoverboard that won't charge, ensuring you can enjoy uninterrupted rides. DIY repairs can be risky, so always consult a professional if you're unsure about any step.
Step 1: Inspect the charger
- Make sure the hoverboard's charger is properly connected to a power source and the hoverboard.
- Check if the charger's LED indicator lights up, signaling it's charging. If not, try a different charger or power source.
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Step 2: Access the charging port
- Place the hoverboard on a flat surface.
- Use a small Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws securing the bottom cover, revealing the charging port.
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Step 3: Inspect the charging port
- Check the charging port for any visible damage, corrosion, or debris.
- Use a multimeter to test the port's functionality.
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Step 4: Replace the charging port (if necessary)
- If the charging port is faulty, replace it with a new one (links provided in the "Parts" section).
- Carefully disconnect the old charging port and install the new one, ensuring all connections are secure.
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Step 5: Access and test the battery
- Locate the battery compartment by removing the bottom cover with a small Phillips screwdriver.
- Use a multimeter to test the battery's voltage. A healthy battery should read around 36-42 volts. If the voltage is significantly lower, the battery may be dead or faulty.
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Step 6: Replace the battery (if necessary)
- If the battery is dead or faulty, replace it with a new one (links provided in the "Parts" section).
- Carefully remove the old battery, disconnecting its wires, and install the new one, ensuring all connections are secure.
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By following this guide, you should be able to resolve the issue with your hoverboard not charging. Regular maintenance is essential for the longevity of your hoverboard. If you encounter any issues or have questions about any step, consult a professional. For more troubleshooting tips and repair guides, consider joining our mailing list.
- Image 1: Hoverboard charger connected to a power source and the hoverboard.
- Alt-tag: Charger connected to hoverboard and power source
- Image 2: Hoverboard with the bottom cover removed, revealing the charging port.
- Alt-tag: Hoverboard with exposed charging port
- Image 3: Inspecting the charging port with a multimeter.
- Alt-tag: Using a multimeter to test the charging port
- Image 4: Replacing the faulty charging port with a new one.
- Alt-tag: Installing a new charging port on the hoverboard
- Image 5: Accessing the battery compartment and testing the battery's voltage with a multimeter.
- Alt-tag: Using a multimeter to test the battery's voltage
- Image 6: Replacing the faulty battery with a new one.
- Alt-tag: Installing a new battery in the hoverboard