One side of your hoverboard isn’t working, and you want to find out why. There are a couple of reasons why you might have one side of your hoverboard that doesn’t work, but the easiest way to fix it is just by switching the battery pack around. Here’s how to do it.
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Reasons why one wheel on your Hoverboard might stop
It is possible that the wheel on one side of the hoverboard maybe not work. If the wheel does not spin smoothly, it might indicate a problem with the bearing which could be fixed by replacing the bearing.
The wiring for the motor or battery may also be loose and can cause one wheel to stop spinning. The metal pieces that power or control the rotation of one wheel might have come loose from their connection points in your Hoverboard’s circuit board and will need to be reconnected.
It is also possible that there is a bump on your Hoverboard’s skate wheels that isn’t allowing them to spin properly on one side, so you’ll want to make sure you are rolling over smooth surfaces when riding.
Software might be corrupt
It is important to make sure your software is up-to-date for updates, patches, and security improvements. Software issues often happen when the program does not work properly because it needs more memory or processing power than it currently has.
It could also be an issue with the operating system and the way it interacts with your hardware. If you think this might be your problem try uninstalling the software and then re-installing it to see if that solves the problem.
Hoverboard battery may be faulty
One side of the hoverboard may not be working may be due to a faulty battery. If that is the case, you can change the battery by following these steps:
- Unplug the hoverboard from any power sources and detach the power cord from it as well. This will ensure that there is no electricity flowing through the board
- Remove any attachments on your board, including your charger and any other accessories or items you have attached to it like lights or speakers
- Remove the screws on either side of your board and remove the bottom cover in order to access the battery compartment which is inside of it
- Take out your old battery, dispose of it properly, and put in a new one
- Put back together everything you took apart and plug in your charger
Controller board issue
A controller board issue is the most common reason for one side of a hoverboard not working. There are two main parts to a hoverboard: the battery and the controller board.
The controller board controls the direction, speed, and braking system on the electric skateboard. It’s located at the center of a long rectangle with LED lights on it. If one of these lights is flashing in red or green, then you know that there’s an error with that particular component.
You should consult with a professional if this is happening to your board since it could be an indication that something else is wrong as well and needs to be repaired or replaced.
Power adapter of the hoverboard is damaged
A power adapter issue is the most common problem with a hoverboard. If one side of your board is not working, it may just be an issue with the power adapter.
The best way to test this would be to plug in another device that requires the same power adapter. See if it works. If you’re using a laptop or tablet, you can take that out and try plugging it into the power port on the hoverboard to see if it works.
Even if this doesn’t work, there are a few other things you can do before giving up on your board completely.
One side of the hoverboard not charging
A lot of people are wondering how to fix a hoverboard that only works on one side. One way to troubleshoot this problem is by looking at the battery first.
If the battery seems dead then it is possible that the lights on the board are a sign that something might be wrong with the connection between the board and the charger. In order to replace or repair your broken charger, you will need to identify what type of connectors your board has.
For boards with Micro-USB: Unplug your charger from your phone, take it apart and see if there’s anything wrong with it. If so, then you can purchase a new one for about $5-$10 dollars online or in stores like Target or Walmart.
One wheel not working
There are many reasons why one wheel on a hoverboard may not be working. The most common reason is a manufacturing defect. It can often be fixed by returning the defective unit to the place of purchase for an exchange.
However, if this is not the case and you have found that both wheels are still in good shape, then it could be that there is some debris or dirt blocking the wheels from moving freely. If this is the case then you will need to remove whatever is blocking the wheels and then clean them off with water and soap before trying again.
How do you fix a hoverboard when only one side works?
When one side of the hoverboard does not work, there are a few steps that you can take in order to fix the problem.
First, you will need to identify if the problem lies with the battery or the board. To do this, turn on your hoverboard. After that see if it is only operating on one side when it begins to move.
If it is, then there is an issue with the battery and it will need to be replaced. If there are two instances where your board only works on one side, then both the battery and board will need to be replaced.
Why does only one side of my hoverboard light up?
The most likely cause is that the battery pack on one side of the hoverboard has stopped working. To fix this, you need to remove the screws on the bottom of the board. Then gently pull apart the two halves to unplug the battery.
Try flipping it over, as sometimes one side will have a connector that is less snug than another. Suppose that does not work. Try swapping out your batteries with those from another board and see if it starts up again.
If there are no other boards available, you can also try using a different charger.
What if none of these solutions work? then there could be something wrong with your board’s circuit board or power connection on one half, which would require a new part and repair by an expert.
More than likely, this means there is a problem with the electrical system. This can be caused by either a faulty battery or one of the wires. If you have an older model, it could mean that one of the wires leading to the hub has come loose and needs to be reconnected.
There might be a warranty issue, in this case, contact your retailer for more help. If it is past the warranty period, you may need to take your hoverboard in for repair or replacement. This can often be done at local department stores or specialty shops like Hover park. It is possible that both wheels are broken and need replacing.