Hoverboards are fun and exciting tech toys to own, but they do require a little maintenance every once in a while. If you find that your board is no longer balancing correctly, then you need to learn how to calibrate a hoverboard.
The calibration process is relatively simple and only requires a few steps. Follow this guide, and it should only take you about five minutes.
Make sure your board is resting on a flat, level surface. Anything else will result in an improper calibration. Also, never try to calibrate your board upside down!
Turn the device off with the silver power button. Putting it into sleep mode isn’t going to work, so make sure it’s all the way off.
The Recalibrating Process
After double-checking that the hoverboard is level to the ground, press and hold the power button for 5 to 10 seconds. When you hear a beep, then you can let the button go.
After the 30 seconds have passed, press the power button one more time to turn the device off. The calibration process should be complete, and you can now test the board.
Turn the device back on and hop on the board. Ride it around to make sure it is balanced, making sure to cut a few turns in the process. If you find that the board has not balanced properly, then there might be a problem with the circuit board or a loose connection in the wiring.
Any Bluetooth model is calibrated the same way that non-Bluetooth models are. However, you run the risk of frying the internal chip whether you follow the steps correctly or not. You might want to hire the help of a professional or make use of your warranty to recalibrate these boards.
A lot of people make the mistake of powering down their hoverboard with the remote instead of pressing the off button on the board. This puts the device into a low power mode instead of shutting it off, which can cause the balance sensors to become off.
Some models allow you to calibrate the board via remote, usually with a series of button presses. Each remote is different, so make sure to read the manual to find out how to calibrate a hoverboard from a specific manufacturer.
If all else fails, then there may be a damaged component inside of the body. Unscrew the frame and check for any loose wires, reconnecting all of them in the process. If that doesn’t work, then you might need to replace the gyroscopes, connectors, or the entire circuit board.