We’ve all been there. You just got a new hoverboard and you can’t wait to ride it. You go to turn it on and… It won’t stop beeping. Or maybe you’ve been using your hoverboard for a while, and all of a sudden it won’t stop beeping.
This problem can range from slightly annoying to pretty frustrating if you feel like you’ve tried everything and you can’t get it to stop. Well, don’t worry, because below you will find common fixes to turn off the beeping and restore peace.
- 1 Reasons Why Your Hoverboard Could be Beeping
- 2 How to Stop Your Hoverboard from Beeping
- 3 If Your Hoverboard is Still Beeping
Reasons Why Your Hoverboard Could be Beeping
There is no one reason why you might be having this problem with your hoverboard, so it can sometimes be challenging to figure out what’s causing the beeping.
The best way to do it is by looking at the context of the problem. Here are some common situations where a hoverboard could keep beeping.
Hoverboard Beeps on Uneven Surfaces
If the surface you’re riding on is uneven, your hoverboard may start beeping to warn you. A dangerously uneven surface tilts the board by more than 15 degrees forward or backward, which can severely impact your balance. Without proper balance, you are at a higher risk of an accident and potentially harming yourself and/or your hoverboard. You can stop this beeping by riding on a flat, even surface.
Hoverboard Beeps at Higher Speeds
If you exceed the maximum speed of your hoverboard, the board becomes dangerous to ride. That’s why they come with a safety function that’s triggered by speeds faster than the maximum. The board will start to slow down and it will beep to warn you that you’re going too fast.
Hoverboard Beeps and Flashes While Riding
When your hoverboard’s battery drops below 20%, the green light will start to blink. If the red light is blinking, it means your battery life is critically low and it needs to be charged immediately . Stop riding your hoverboard if you see either of these lights and charge it as you normally would.
Hoverboard is Beeping and Won’t Turn Off
If this is the case, then your hoverboard likely has a defect in its motherboard. You can solve this problem with a hoverboard repair kit, which you can buy online, or by paying for a repair service on the board.
If you replace the motherboard yourself, keep in mind what type of motherboard is currently in the board and check with the retailer before you buy a new one to make sure it will be compatible.
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How to Stop Your Hoverboard from Beeping
If you’re not sure what the cause of the beeping is, or if there is no obvious fix, here are some common ways you can stop your hoverboard’s beeping.
Recalibrate the Hoverboard
This is the most common way to stop the beeping and it does not require an expert to do it for you. Follow these easy steps to recalibrate your hoverboard:
- Adjust the foot pedals so that they are level with each other (the board should also be on level ground)
- Press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds until the device powers off. This should stop the beeping and activate LED lights, which should flash
- Leave the device off for a few seconds
- Press the power button again to turn the hoverboard back on
- Give the board a test ride
If the board continues to beep, you may need to repeat this process to fully reset the device. It is not recommended to calibrate the board more than 5 times.
Reconnect the Wires
You may have a loose line inside your hoverboard that’s causing the non stop beeping. To check this and fix it, turn off your hoverboard and remove the screws holding it together. Open the board up to reveal its power cables.
Check the line to see if it’s loose, and also make sure the wires are all clipped in securely. If the wires aren’t clipped, you can fix this simply by pulling them out of the board and pushing them back in. If you have a loose line, you can disconnect it by using a pen or a pencil to push the clip outwards a bit. Then, reconnect the line securely.
Solutions Based on the Number of Red Flashes
If neither calibration nor reconnecting the wires works for you, then you’ll need to note how many times the red light on your hoverboard flashes when it’s beeping. The light could be flashing anywhere from 1-9 times, and each number of flashes means something different:
- 1 Flash: There is a motherboard issue. Disconnect and reconnect all connections on the motherboard. If this doesn’t solve the problem, consider replacing the motherboard
- 2 or 3 Flashes: There is an internal circuitry issue. Purchase a circuit board replacement kit and follow instructions accordingly
- 4 or 5 Flashes: There is an internal motor issue. 4 flashes indicate a problem with the motor on the motherboard side of your device, while 5 flashes indicate a problem with the motor on the battery side. You will likely need to replace the faulty motor
- 6 Flashes: There is a battery issue. You will likely need to replace the battery in this case
- 7 or 8 Flashes: There is a gyroscope issue. This could vary from pin deviation to an unstable socket to poor interface alignment. You can either replace the gyroscopes or the entire circuit board to fix the problem
- 9 Flashes: There is an orientation issue. Simply put, your hoverboard has been turned on while upside down, and all you need to do in this case is flip the device right-side-up to stop the beeping
If Your Hoverboard is Still Beeping
If none of the above solutions work, it may be time to replace your board. If the product is under warranty, you can contact the manufacturer for a refund or replacement.