The worst moment for a hoverboard to break down is on a night out with friends. Relax, you can still go out since fixing the problem will just take a few minutes. Fix your hoverboard’s wheel, battery, and foot sensor using this guide. So, if you follow these procedures carefully, the issue will be resolved.
Hoverboard’s Battery, Charge Port & Wheels
Whether or not any of these issues need expert help depends on the severity of the situation. Normal wear and tear is easily repaired. However, component failure or more catastrophic damage needs expert assistance.
Fixing Hoverboard Locked Wheel
A hoverboard’s safety feature is a locked wheel. This is a regular problem for a new hoverboard user. The locking mechanism avoids unneeded motions that might pose dangers. But the solution is easy.
Simply hit the unlock button on the hoverboard’s control. And now your hoverboard is ready. After each ride, lock your hoverboard. This prevents your hoverboard from doing unexpected motions when you stand on it. The lock mechanism also prevents theft of your hoverboard.
Repair Squeaky Wheel Hoverboard Rubbing
Squeaky wheels may ruin a pleasant ride. To eliminate clicking noises, tighten the nuts and screws periodically. But it’s not the only cause of loud wheels. A defective hoverboard motor or engine may cause a noisy wheel.
Wheel rubbing occurs when the space between the wheel and guard is too near or too distant. The solutions are straightforward but need tremendous caution. To begin, turn on the hoverboard and mark the stuck wheel.
Next, dismantle your hoverboard by flipping it over a foam or box. It provides steadiness. Remove the clip that connects the light to the guard for simple removal. On the side of the wheel is a 2″ X 4″ black box known as a circuit box.
Unclip the wires from the circuit box. Place the plastic shell on the hoverboard’s side. Above the circuit box is a wheel-assist clamp with four screws. To remove the Philip head screws, use a screwdriver. Unclasp the circuit box cables. Remove and store the circuit box.
The next step is to release the 6mm square metal fasteners. An Allen wrench may be used to release the four major bolts. This allows you to move the wheel outward and upward. If the wheel is locked and cannot move, use a hammer to gently tap the metal piece to free it.
Ensure that the wheel does not rub and moves smoothly. Once the wheel movement is satisfactory, reconnect the cables to the black box. Reassemble the hoverboard by tightening the bolts with the Allen wrench.
Fixing Non-Functioning Wheel Of Hoverboard
If your hoverboard’s wheel isn’t operating, check for any loose wires. The hoverboard is made up of computer chips, a battery, and cables. A loose wire often causes the wheel to be unable to operate.
A hoverboard loses equilibrium due to loose cables. So, if your hoverboard wheel is acting up, check for loose wiring. To do so, use a Phillips head screwdriver to open your hoverboard. Next, keep an eye out for any disconnected, exposed, or damaged wires.
The hoverboard’s gyroscope technology lets the wheel to rotate in multiple directions. The defective gyroscope causes trouble keeping equilibrium on a hoverboard wheel. The gyroscope is sideways. Remember that finding a problem and solving it are two separate things.
Previously, getting an identical gyroscope was simple due to the small number of circuit board makers. Finding a matching gyroscope is vital. Finding an identical match fixes the balance problem. However, several businesses now make hoverboard circuit boards, making it difficult.
Finding an identical gyroscope takes time and effort. It is advised not to replace an outdated gyroscope owing to the high possibility of discovering a nonidentical match that may produce complications such as fire or smoke.
How To Replace A Circuit Board Or A Wheel
Replacing damaged hoverboard components with identical matches is a time-consuming and risky process. The safest approach is to replace the hoverboard’s circuit board. Make that the new circuit board has the same configuration as the old one. A lot of circuit board replacement kits have differences.
Installing a new circuit board kit may create compatibility concerns. Verify the kit’s compatibility with the hoverboard’s year of manufacture. Or you may compare the kits to the hoverboard’s circuit board. Replacing a gyroscope or circuit board does not help.
Then you must replace the hoverboard’s side wheel that is out of balance. However, the wheel you replace must be compatible with the hoverboard. Sadly, the variety of wheel sizes and kinds produced by various businesses has made this problematic. So, before ordering or buying a new wheel, double verify the size and kind.
Why Do Batteries Fail?
Aside from the wheel, a hoverboard’s poor performance may be due to battery issues. To determine whether the battery is defective, it must first be tested. The red hue indicates that your hoverboard’s battery is charging. This also ensures the battery and charger work properly.
However, if the battery is green, that means it is fully charged. Or you’ve been charging the battery but it’s not charging. The hoverboard’s battery or charger is faulty. Also, even after full charge, the battery exhibits a red light, indicating low battery symptoms.
REMEMBER: You CANNOT REPAIR A HOVERBOARD BAT It’s a technical job that demands expert help. However, you can easily change a hoverboard battery by yourself. Changing a battery requires no special equipment. A Phillips screwdriver is all you need.
The battery is on the other side of the charging port, so first open the side of your hoverboard. Opening the hoverboard reveals the battery cage. To get to the battery, loosen the cage’s four bolts. Then unhook the motherboard’s connections from the battery.
Install a new battery, reconnect the connection, and connect the battery to the motherboard. Then fasten the battery cage with bolts. The final step is to screw the jacket on the hoverboard and you are ready to go. Finally, completely charge your hoverboard to verify the battery.
When charging your hoverboard, the issue isn’t necessarily the battery. The issue may be with the charger or its socket. It is easy to verify or find the problem’s origins. First, connect the charger to the hoverboard and the wall. If the charger and hoverboard both light up, they work well. If the hoverboard does not react to the charger, the charger is malfunctioning.
The problem isn’t with the battery or hoverboard. The charger usually becomes hot when plugged in and stays hot when charging the hoverboard. A problem may exist if the charger becomes hot after being plugged in. Replace the malfunctioning charger with a new one compatible with your hoverboard.
How To Replace Hoverboard Charging Ports
• Find the problem
First, you should test the lithium battery in the self-balancing scooter with a multimeter or a similar tool to rule out battery failure. In the end, it’s much easier to change out a dead battery.
Once you’ve made sure the battery itself is working, find out which side of the hoverboard the charging port is on and do a visual check. Is there something that doesn’t belong? Does the port itself move around? During an off-road race, did a prong break off? If the charger still won’t work even though everything looks fine on the outside, it’s time to replace it.
• Get a replacement port.
When you’re sure that the problem with the hoverboard is the port, it’s time to buy a new port kit. You can find these kits all over the Internet, including on Amazon. But there are a lot of different kinds of hoverboards to choose from, and each one has its own set of parts inside. So do some research to make sure the port kit you want to buy can be put on your hoverboard and used with it.
• Get your tools together
To replace the charging port, you’ll only need two pretty common tools from around the house. Get a screwdriver that fits the screws around the charging port and a simple glue gun from around the house. Some hoverboards might not even need the glue gun, but it’s better to be safe than sorry, as the saying goes.
• Take off the outer shell
Get a screwdriver and unscrew the charging port side of the hoverboard. Make sure to put the screws in a safe place nearby. You only have to worry about opening the side with the charging port, since most hoverboards have both the charging port and the power port on the same side. If your hoverboard is different and each port is on a different side, you will need to unscrew both sides. But this is a very unusual way to design something.
• Look for the Charge Pin
When you open up the outside case, you’ll see a bunch of different wires. Don’t get overwhelmed. Just pay attention to the wire that is connected to the charging pin. Most of the time, the charging pin is a four-pin prong that is connected to the main motherboard. Just follow the charging port to the connector on the circuit board by going from wire to prong.
• Take out the charging pin and port.
It should be very easy to take the charging pin off the circuit board. Just put a little bit of pressure on it and pull it off. You will probably have to take off a lot of glue to get the charging port itself off. This is easy to do with just your hands. In other words, it should come right off when you peel it. Remove enough glue so that the nut that holds the charging port to the casing comes loose. Then, you’ll have to slide the nut down the wire, past the connector. Put this nut back where you put the screws you took out earlier. Once the nut is off, the old charging port just slides off, and you’re ready to put the new one in.
• Put the new charging port in place
To put in the new charging port, just do what you did before backwards. Get the nut you set aside earlier and slide it onto the new charging port, making sure to squeeze the port and its wires through the porthole. Place the nut and plug the port connector into the main circuit board. The connector should be plugged in where the old one was before you took it off.
• Glue it up
The glue gun comes into play at this point. Remember how you peeled off the glue before to get the nut out? You will need to reapply that glue with a glue gun to make sure that the nut and the charging port stay securely attached to the outside of the case. When it comes to glue, we’ve found that less is more, but use your best judgment.
• Put the outside case on.
Continue working backwards, making sure to reattach the outer shell to the hoverboard. Attach the case to the hoverboard and get the screws you set aside earlier. Screw them back in until the hoverboard looks like it won’t fall apart. Then wait an hour or two for the glue to harden completely.
• Get Charged!
All done. The charging port on your hoverboard has been fixed and should now accept a charge. The hoverboard should be ready to go once the charger has fully charged the lithium-ion battery. Have some fun with it by taking it for a spin. You deserve it!
This was a lengthy review of repairing the hoverboard’s wheel, battery, and foot sensor. The aforementioned steps are easy to follow and may be done by anybody.