How To Fix JBL Speaker Not Charging? [*All Models*]

JBL is popular for manufacturing high-quality audio devices. That’s why it’s become the first choice of youth nowadays.

JBL has made so 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 there is no fault in it, any gadget can malfunction over time.

Similarly, a common problem being seen in JBL these days is JBL Speaker Not Charging.

Due to which these problems come and how can be fixed, today we are going to 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?

JBL Portable Speaker

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  • Outdated JBL Firmware.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 that 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:

Reset JBL Portable Speaker
  • 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 button together until it restarts.
  • Your JBL Flip 4 and 5 speaker has been factory reset.

This method also 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 Volume Up (+) button together.
  • Release when your speaker turn off.
  • Your JBL Go and Go 2 has been factory reset.

2. Faulty Micro-USB Charging Cable

JBL Speaker Charger

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, it is shown by the experience of many consumers.

But this is not always the case, the life or performance of the JBL speaker’s battery depends on the way you use it.

Sometimes the charging adapter can also be the reason for the damage to the battery, if there is any defect in it, then it can damage the battery.

Therefore, if you see any kind of faults in your battery, contact the dealer immediately.

You can order a JBL battery replacement from Amazon and replace it yourself.

4. Faulty Power Outlet

Power Outlet

If your JBL speakers don’t charge, you might need to check your power source. Plug in 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

The charging capabilities of your JBL speaker may be hampered by bugs in the coding.

Hold down the Bluetooth and volume buttons for around 5 seconds to reset the speaker.

This will work on JBL Go and JBL Flip 5 speakers as well as other JBL Bluetooth speakers.

Why is my New JBL Not Charging?

We start with the easiest fixes and then work on difficult problems. 

Power Adapter

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 still working. These cables do tend to break over time.

So very often this is going to be the reason 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.

Charging Port

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 completely replace the micro USB charging port.

Loose Charging Port

Another very common problem is when the USB charging port gets loose. This usually happens when we are putting pressure on the connector of the charging cable while it is plugged in.

Here you can see an example of where this exactly happened while we are slowly moving the connector up and down.

There’s a small gap between the charging port and the circuit and that is then the reason 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. To fix this issue, the speaker needs to be taken apart.

How do I reset my JBL Speaker?

There are plenty of good reasons to want to reset your JBL Bluetooth speaker to its default factory settings.

If you don’t want to be able to use it any longer, maybe you’re getting ready to sell it, or maybe you’re experiencing problems with your device and you just want to start with a clean slate to see if that solves the problem.

Regardless of your reason, you can reset your JBL speaker to its original factory settings in a matter of seconds.

Now the steps to reset the JBL speaker

Step #1:

Turn the JBL speaker on. When the power button shows a blue backlight, you know the gadget is on.

Step #2:

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.

Step #3:

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?

The first thing you want to do is turn on your JBL speaker and right below the JBL, you will see a white light. Right here the white light or the fullness of the white light right here.

This bar indicates how charged your JBL speaker is and by the way, if you do not see the white light in your JBL speaker, what we recommend you do is 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.

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