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Guide: Fix Hoverboard Not Moving When Pressure Applied to Footpads

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 1-2 hours

Steps: 6


If your generic two-wheel self-balancing scooter isn't responding to pressure on the footpads, it may have a calibration or sensor issue. This guide will help you identify and fix the problem. Before attempting any repair, make sure you have the necessary skills, tools, and understand the risks involved.



Top Cause

The most common cause for hoverboards not moving when pressure is applied to the footpads is a malfunctioning pressure sensor or a calibration issue.

Top Solution

Recalibrating the hoverboard and replacing the pressure sensors if necessary are the most effective solutions for fixing the issue.


To fix a hoverboard that doesn't move when pressure is applied to the footpads, recalibrate the hoverboard and replace any faulty pressure sensors if required.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Power off and disconnect the hoverboard

  • Ensure the hoverboard is turned off and disconnected from the charger before proceeding.
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Step 2: Recalibrate the hoverboard

  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions to recalibrate the hoverboard.
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Step 3: Test the hoverboard

  • Turn on the hoverboard and test it by applying pressure to the footpads to see if it responds correctly.
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Step 4: Open the hoverboard (if the issue persists)

  • If the problem remains, use a screwdriver and Allen wrench to open the hoverboard's casing.
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Step 5: Inspect and test the pressure sensors

  • Inspect the pressure sensors for visible damage.
  • Optionally, use a multimeter to test the pressure sensors for functionality.
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Step 6: Replace the pressure sensors (if required)

  • If the pressure sensors are damaged or malfunctioning, replace them with new, high-quality components.
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  • Image 1: Hoverboard powered off and disconnected from the charger
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  • Image 2: Recalibrating the hoverboard
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  • Image 3: Testing the hoverboard after recalibration
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  • Image 4: Opening the hoverboard casing
    • Alt-tag: Opening hoverboard casing
  • Image 5: Inspecting and testing pressure sensors
    • Alt-tag: Inspecting hoverboard pressure sensors
  • Image 6: Replacing hoverboard pressure sensors
    • Alt-tag: Replacing hoverboard pressure sensors
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