Last Updated on March 18, 2022 by
There’s nothing more annoying than when you want to get out onto your hoverboard and it isn’t working quite as it should.
If you have noticed some issues with your hoverboard, it may just be that it isn’t calibrated properly and you need to recalibrate it.
Of course, we don’t all come with an innate knowledge of how to calibrate a hoverboard. With that in mind, how do you do it?
Here’s everything you need to know about how to calibrate a hoverboard.
How To Calibrate A Hoverboard
Calibrating a hoverboard is a fairly simple task that shouldn’t take very long to do.
To begin with, get your hoverboard and place it onto a flat surface. It’s very important that the surface you choose is level otherwise your hoverboard may not calibrate properly.
When you have found a suitable surface, you then need to ensure that your hoverboard is completely turned off.
Sleep mode will not work for this task. Done both of these things? Hold down the silver power button on your hoverboard for around 5 seconds and then you’ll hear some beeping coming from the hoverboard.
You will also see flashing lights coming from the LED and front lights on the hoverboard. You should allow these lights to continue flashing for around 30 seconds, after which point you need to hold down the silver power button once more to turn the board off.
When you turn the hoverboard back on, it should be completely calibrated and you should have no problem keeping it properly aligned as you ride.
If this isn’t the case, you may need to get some replacement parts for your hoverboard circuit board, as these may be faulty.
What Does Recalibrating a Hoverboard Do?
Recalibrating a hoverboard is important. If your hoverboard isn’t properly calibrated then you won’t be able to use it properly. A calibrated hoverboard will stay balanced and upright while you use it, which is vital.
You need a hoverboard that has a properly calibrated gyroscope, since without it you’re not going to be able to send the correct data to the logic board. This makes it pretty much unusable.
How Long Does It Take to Calibrate a Hoverboard
In general, calibrating a hoverboard shouldn’t take very much time at all – at most it should take a couple of minutes if you know what you are doing.
When you are actually calibrating the hoverboard and holding the button down, that should take roughly 30 seconds. You will find that it takes you less time to do every time that you attempt to calibrate the board.
What Does It Mean If Your Hoverboard Keeps Beeping?
It can be quite annoying when your hoverboard is constantly beeping – why might that happen? In most cases, the hoverboard is going to beep if it thinks the surface underneath it is tilted slightly.
In most cases, if the tilt is forward or backward by upwards of 15 degrees, the board will start to beep. It may also beep if it’s resting on a steep incline of more than 30 degrees.
In most cases the solution is pretty simple – change the surface that the hoverboard is resting on. Many of your problems will be solved if you simply put the hoverboard on a flat surface.
Why Is One Side of My Hoverboard Not Working?
Is only one side of the hoverboard actually working? This can be frustrating for you, but the explanation is often a simple one. In fact, as far as hoverboard problems go, this is one of the ones that is easiest to solve.
In most cases, only one side of your hoverboard is working because you have a faulty gyroscope in the hoverboard. You can usually solve the problem by replacing it with a new gyroscope.
In order to do this, you’re going to have to work out whether your hoverboard has a male or a female gyroscope. Your gyroscope will need to be replaced with the same type of gyroscope that it originally had.
How Long Do Hoverboards Last?
In terms of longevity, hoverboards are pretty decent. For the most part they will usually last for around 3-4 years before they need to be replaced.
Naturally, some will last longer than this whereas others may not last as long. It ultimately depends on the model that you buy, but 3-4 years tends to be a fairly decent rule of thumb if you are wondering.
What about the battery, then? The battery on a hoverboard generally lasts for around 45 minutes to an hour before you need to charge it again. This can vary, but if you’re in the market for a new hoverboard it’s worthwhile to double check the battery life on the model beforehand.
Why Won’t My Hoverboard Calibrate?
If your hoverboard isn’t calibrating, then there are a few possible reasons as to why. The best thing to do is a bit of troubleshooting.
For starters, have a look if the LED light is stuck on the hoverboard. If it’s stuck on then it may be because your gyroscope isn’t working the way that it should. In this case you will need to replace the gyroscope in order to fix the issue.
How Do I Adjust the Speed Limit on my Hoverboard?
Simple – check the mode settings on your hoverboard! This will allow you to alter the speed limit, if your particular hoverboard will allow you to do so. Simply press down and release the power button to see the different options that are available to you.
It can be frustrating when your hoverboard isn’t properly calibrated, but it’s usually a pretty simple fix as you can see!
You may need to do a little troubleshooting if there are problems, but stay calm – it’s an easy fix and you’ll be back out riding your board in no time at all.
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