JBL is popular for manufacturing high-quality audio devices. That’s why it’s become the first choice of youth nowadays.
JBL has made many popular portable speakers that give up to 10 hours of trouble-free music listening experience.
When it comes to electronic gadgets, there is no such gadget that never fails or has no fault in it; any gadget can malfunction over time.
Similarly, a common problem in JBL these days is JBL Speaker Not Charging.
Due to which these problems come and how they can be fixed, today we will tell you in detail through this article.
Because JBL Bluetooth speakers are durable, their cost is also high, and you cannot throw them due to some minor defect.
If your JBL portable speaker battery won’t charge when plugged in, then read this step-by-step guide to fix the issue.
Why is my JBL Speaker Not Charging or Turning On?
Portable speakers come with an inbuilt rechargeable lithium-ion battery. JBL Flip 4 gives 10 to 12 hours of battery backup, and you need to charge it again. But, it’s frustrating if it won’t charge when connected to the charger.
There can be many reasons for the problem of not charging in Speakers, they can sometimes be internal elements, or they can also be external elements. such as-
- Faulty Configuration Settings.
- Faulty Micro-USB Charging Cable.
- Damaged Battery.
- Faulty Circuit.
- Faulty Power Outlet.
- Outdated JBL Firmware.
How To Fix JBL Speaker Charging Issue?
As we told you, there can be many internal and external reasons for JBL Flip 5 portable speaker not charging.
Let’s discuss it in detail and see how to fix it at home.
1. Faulty Configuration Settings
JBL speakers already come through a configuration setting, but over time bugs can also come in the software, due to which the speaker does not function properly.
So if your JBL Bluetooth speaker is not charging, then, first of all, perform a factory reset. The process of factory resetting the JBL speaker varies from model to model.
If you’ve JBL Flip 4 or Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker, follow these steps to reset it:
- Press the Power ON button to turn on your JBL Flip 4.
- Wait until the Blue light flashes, then stable.
- Now press and hold the Volume Up and Play buttons together until it restarts.
- Your JBL Flip 4 and 5 speaker has been factory reset.
This method works on JBL XTREME, JBL Charge 3 and 4, JBL Boombox 1 and 2, etc.
Steps to reset JBL Go and Go 2 portable speakers:
- Turn ON the speaker.
- Press and hold the Bluetooth button and the Volume Up (+) button together.
- Release when your speaker turns off.
- Your JBL Go and Go 2 has been factory reset.
2. Faulty Micro-USB Charging Cable
Micro USB charging cable, which not many people pay attention to, but it is such a connective that links your device’s battery with an electric connection, but if this cable gets damaged then it can spoil your JBL battery too.
Due to this, the JBL speaker will not be able to charge again. When the charging cable is cut, or the USB gets rusted, or the charging connector gets rusted, it suddenly stops charging your speaker.
3. Damaged Battery
It is not a rare thing for the JBL speaker’s battery to deteriorate; the experience of many consumers shows it.
But this is not always the case; the life or performance of the JBL speaker’s battery depends on how you use it.
If you’re using a third-party adapter or if your power adapter is faulty, then it can also damage the battery.
Therefore, if you see any kind of faults in your adapter or battery, replace them immediately.
You can order a JBL battery replacement from Amazon and replace it yourself.
4. Faulty Power Outlet
If your JBL speakers don’t charge, you might need to check your power source. Plug your adapter into a different power outlet and see if it’s charging or not.
Always use the original charging cable to charge your JBL. Also, don’t use fast chargers to charge; it can cause a short circuit and damage your speakers.
5. Outdated Firmware
Software bugs can also create problems in pairing and charging. It’s recommended to install the latest JBL firmware for a better experience.
If that doesn’t help, you can reset your speakers to factory defaults.
Hold the Bluetooth and volume buttons for around 5 seconds to reset the speaker.
This will work on JBL Go, JBL Flip 5 speakers, and other JBL Bluetooth speakers.
Why is my New JBL Not Charging?
If your brand-new JBL is not charging, you can try the following fixes-
First, we make sure that our power adapter is still working. We can do this by plugging in a different device to charge, or we plug in our charging cable into a different USB port, for example, the one from our laptop.
USB Charging Cable
We should make sure that our USB charging cable is working. These cables do tend to break over time.
So often, this is going to be why your Bluetooth speaker doesn’t want to charge anymore.
And the easiest way to check these is to plug in a different type of device or by using a completely different cable.
Another common issue is the charging port. In this case, somebody jammed an object into the port and broke it internally.
You can see how there’s a piece of plastic missing in the middle, and one of the metal contacts is bent to the left.
In this case, this would mean that we have to replace the micro USB charging port completely.
Loose Charging Port
Another very common problem is when the USB charging port gets loose. This usually happens when we put pressure on the charging cable’s connector when plugging it in.
Here you can see an example of where exactly this happened while we slowly moved the connector up and down.
There’s a small gap between the charging port and the metal contacts, which is why our battery won’t charge.
You know that you have exactly this problem when your speaker still charges when you hold the charging cable at a specific angle to the speaker.
How do I reset my JBL Speaker?
If you’re facing problems in connecting your smartphone to JBL speakers or facing charging problems, resetting the fix the issue.
Regardless of your reason, you can reset your JBL speaker to its original factory settings in a few seconds.
Now the steps to reset the JBL speaker
Turn the JBL speaker on. When the power button shows a blue backlight, you know the gadget is on.
Hold the volume up and play buttons down until the device turns off by itself.
You can tell the device has powered down when the blue backlight behind the power button is no longer ON and when you hear the standard power down sound.
At this point, you have successfully reset the JBL speaker to its default factory settings.
Press the power button again to power the Bluetooth speaker back on.
The device will automatically be in discovery mode, which is indicated by the pinging sound it makes shortly after you turn it on and by the blinking of the backlight behind the power button.
At this point, there are no devices paired with your JBL speaker, and you’ll need to either pair a device with it or connect a device to it using a 3.5 mm audio cable for it to play any audio.
How do I know if my JBL Speaker is charging?
You first want to turn on your JBL speaker; right below the JBL, you will see a white light. Right here is the white light or the fullness of the white light.
This bar indicates how charged your JBL speaker is; by the way, if you do not see the white light in your JBL speaker, we recommend you tap on the power button on the volume button right here.
Just simply tap on the plus, and it will light up, so as you can see right here at the moment, this JBL speaker is fully charged again.
The light isn’t there to test it or turn it on. You’ll simply tap on the volume button, and that’s it.