The “JBL Link 10 will not charge” issue can be caused by different factors. It could be due to corrupted speaker settings, a faulty charging port, defective charging cable, or a non-working charger. To fix this you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps on the device.
The JBL Link 10 is a portable voice activated Bluetooth speaker that has a built-in Google Assistant feature. Its hands free control assures that you can easily ask questions to it even from across the room and you will get a response. Some of its features include a built-in Chromecast, IPX7 waterproof body, and up to 5 hours of playtime just to name a few.
Technical specifications of JBL Link 10:
- Transducer: 2 x 45mm
- Output power: 2 x 8W
- Frequency response: 65Hz–20kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: >80dB
- Battery type: Lithium-ion Polymer (3.7V, 4000mAh)
- Battery charge time: 4 hours @5V 1A
- Music play time: up to 5 hours (varies by volume level and content)
- Wireless network: 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
- Bluetooth version: 4.2
- Supported audio formats: HE-AAC, LC-AAC, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), FLAC, Opus
- Dimensions (Dia x H): 86mm x 169mm
- Weight: 710g
What to do when your JBL Link 10 won’t charge
One problem that you might encounter with your Link 10 Bluetooth speaker is when it does not appear to charge. This can be an annoying issue especially if the speaker is running low on power as you won’t be able to use it. Here are the troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix the problem.
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Method 1: Perform a factory reset on JBL Link 10
The first troubleshooting step you should try in this case is a factory reset or hard reset. This is a procedure that will remove the data stored on the Bluetooth speaker and bring it back to its default settings. This is a useful troubleshooting step to do when you are experiencing problems with the speaker.
Time needed: 2 minutes.
Reset the speaker
- Remove the charging cord from the speaker but make sure to turn it on.
This will ensure that the device will not be charging.
- Press and hold the Power button and Mute button.
Do this for around 10-15 seconds.
Try checking if you can charge the speaker.
Method 2: Dirt present in the charging port of JBL Link 10
If you use this speaker outdoors then there’s a possibility that dirt or debris will get stuck in its charging port. If this happens then it will prevent the speaker from being charged. Try to inspect the charging port of the Bluetooth speaker and if you find any dirt or debris then you should clean this off using a toothpick or you can try blowing into it until it gets removed. Once done, check if you can charge the Bluetooth speaker.
Method 3: Replace the charger to fix will not charge issue
Sometimes the problem can be caused by a defective charger. Some of the reasons why a charger won’t work is if its cord is damaged or if the adapter itself has a faulty circuit. Try using a different charging cord and wall charger to charge the speaker. If you have an Android phone with a micro USB charging port then you can try using its charger to charge the speaker.
Method 4: Defective battery
If the battery of the speaker is not working then it won’t get charged. If this is the cause of the problem then replacing the battery will fix this. It’s recommended that you have this done at a service center.
Some reasons as to why a battery will get damaged is repeated overcharging or constant exposure to heat such as when you leave the speaker under the sun.
Method 5: Defective circuit board
If the speaker gets wet then there’s a possibility that the internal circuit will get damaged. If this is what’s causing the problem then you will need to have this fixed at a service center.
Having charging issues on your Bluetooth speaker can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.
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