Hoverboards have become an excellent way for kids and adults to experience open-road transportation. These scooters are relatively inexpensive. While using, there may occur some issues which can be tackled through some solutions.
In this article, we are going to list a few common issues and their solutions.
Identify the Hoverboard’s Problem
This is the first thing that you need to do. Is the hoverboard not powering on? Is it not holding a charge? Below, we have given a list of common problems and their solutions. You must learn strategies for safeguarding your hoverboard in order to avoid the most costly repairs.
Some Core Problems
1) Faulty Hoverboard Batteries
Faulty batteries are the first issue that arises. As per information, modern lithium-ion batteries last for around 1-2 years. The first thing to be noticed is that the life of the battery will decrease.
Another sign is the beeping red light. In the end, the battery will not hold a charge. Most the hoverboards are designed in such a way that the battery is accessible and easily replaceable. You can also check your hoverboard’s Bluetooth.
2) Broken Charging Ports
If a charging port is damaged then the battery will not receive a charge. Many vendors online sell charging ports. However, in order to repair it by yourself, you need a screwdriver and a glue gun. Hence, it is easy to repair your hoverboard charger.
3) Malfunctioning Sensor
The use of gyroscopes is necessary for precise control during use. These can be damaged or misaligned over time. In order to replace a gyroscope, you need a professional.
4) Wet Hoverboards
The internal circuitry would become wet when you ride through mud or deep puddles. It will cause damage to the motherboard. If the hoverboard is powered down after its contact with water, then immediately power it down and remove the battery and motherboard.
You need to clean all the components with a dry cloth and then let everything dry overnight. If this method does not work, then you can shop for some parts online.
5) Loose Cables
With the passage of time, the cables can become loose. You need a screwdriver to remove the external casing. Now, go around and tighten any loose sable you see.
6) Wheels and Motor Issues
If you constantly use your hoverboard off-road, wheels will become chipped and damaged. Moreover, the motor will also become degraded over time. All the wheels and motor replacements are complicated due to their entangled nature.
7) Check The Hoverboard’s Indicator (Red) Lights
Most of the time, LED lights blink according to a number of common issues and malfunctions.
8) One Light Flashing
The flashing of the red light shows there is loose wiring somewhere within the internal circuitry. Now, in order to fix this, you need to unscrew the external casing. Moreover, tighten all of the loose cables. If the loose cable is not found then disconnect and reconnect all of the internal cables.
9) Blinking Two or Three Times
If the red light blinks constantly, then there is some serious issue. You have to replace the product’s circuit board. Many circuit board replacement kits are available in the market.
10) Blinking Four or Five Times
This shows a motor malfunction of some kind. It calls for a full motor replacement. The motors can be obtained online while the installation procedure is difficult. You must find a guide relevant to your particular hoverboard and model before installation.
11) Blinking Six Times
It does indicate a faulty battery. All lithium batteries degrade and become unproductive over time.
12) Blinking Seven or Eight Times
This shows some problems with gyroscope or related sensors. You can fix this problem by riding the board and observing its reaction to your subtle body movements.
How to Fix a Hoverboard FAQ
1) What is a hoverboard reset and how can it help?
It can help recalibrate the gyroscopes.
2) What do the red lights show?
It shows some hoverboard malfunctions, including faulty batteries, broken motors, and many more.
3) Why is my hoverboard beeping and not moving?
If the hoverboard is placed on an incline above 15 degrees then the board will beep and disallow motor function. You need to move it to a smooth and flat surface.
4) Why is my hoverboard shaking?
It is might be due to a communication disruption between sensors and motors.