Common hoverboard problems and how to fix them

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A hoverboard is not a toy that is easy to handle. It is a valuable and latest device that is used for traveling. The stylish and modern look of the hoverboard has attracted many kids as well as youngsters. This self-balancing device is amazing when you know to use it. There are some critical issues that are observed by the owners.

Most of the users immediately take the scooter for repair if it gives trouble, but the problems are common. You don’t need any professional guidance to fix the issues if you try to solve them yourself. It is faced by all self-balancing scooter owners at a time. The device might work absolutely fine in starting and after some time of usage, it gives trouble. 

In this article, we will discuss the 11 most common hoverboard problems and solutions. This guide will help you to solve the basic problems with hoverboards.

The red light is on

The hoverboard battery light will flash red if there is a problem and one of the easiest ways to solve this is to calibrate your board. Turn off the hoverboard and lay on a flat surface. Press and hold the on/off button for 10 seconds until a small red circle appears. When it disappears, you can turn the board back on.

Hoverboard vibrates when you get off

This is one of the most annoying hoverboard problems. You jump off and the board starts to vibrate violently. Turn it off, flip it over and take off the back cover from the rogue side. There is an air pocket under the rubber pad and you need to cut a small slit on the lip around the edge to release the air. Alternatively, gently poke a hole in it with a pen.

The hoverboard is not charging correctly

Failing to charge properly is one of the more common hoverboard problems and the initial solution is to read the seller’s instructions and charge for at least 3 hours. If the light stays amber, you may have a battery problem and if there is no light at all you are either plugging the charger in incorrectly or it is faulty.

The hoverboard wheel is locked

This is likely to be an issue with the washer attached to the wheel fixing. Unscrew the wheel and pull it gently until you see the washer. Replace if it appears faulty

The Hoverboard won’t turn on

If you can't switch your hoverboard on, start by checking that it is fully charged – there should be a green light on the charger box. Make sure you are plugging into the charging port correctly, open the bottom cover, and inspect the wires (turn the board off first) to make sure none are loose. 

The hoverboard won’t turn off and keeps beeping

Sometimes, the hoverboard can’t sense your footstep. Turn the device on the rear and open the board. You have to check the pressure sensor which is generally placed near the wheel. As soon as the device senses your steps, two tiny wings combine and the board starts moving. If this is the issue, then replace the sensor.

One half of the hoverboard is unresponsive

The cause of this particular hoverboard problem is usually the gyroscope and it will need replacing.

The hoverboard got really wet

Your hoverboard should be fine to ride in the rain, but if it gets a real soaking, turn it off, take out the battery and motherboard and dry gently with a soft cloth.  Leave in a cool, dry place.

Hoverboard balance is wrong

If the balance is askew on your hoverboard, check to see if it is in self-balancing mode (it should be).  Calibrate it (see solution 1) and if that doesn’t work, you can open up the board and reconnect all the wires. If your gyroscopes are dud, you can replace them.

Hoverboard won’t move

If the segway board remains stationary when you hop on, there may be a problem with the sensor pressure pads. Flip the board, unscrew the cover and look for the pressure sensor near the wheel. If two wings join when you put pressure on the board, it is working, if not, you need a new sensor pressure pad.

The hoverboard light stays on

If the light stays on and the board won’t move, you probably have an issue with one or both of your gyros.

So, this was the full troubleshooting guide to fix Hoverboard Not Working Issues. If the issue is not yet solved, then take the device to a mechanic or contact the company center. Although, these methods are very effective to fix the hoverboard issues. I hope you liked this article and it solved your issue. You can share this post with your friend and relatives who are worried about their self-balancing scooter issues.

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