The JBL Clip 4 will not charge charge issue that you are experiencing can be caused by a number of factors. It could be due to speaker settings, bad charging port, faulty charging cable, or a faulty charger. To fix this you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.
The JBL Clip 4 is a popular portable Bluetooth speaker that’s easy to carry around. It has a good sound quality with rich bass allowing for an enhanced music experience. Some of its features include a weatherproof body, integrated carabiner, and a 10 hour battery on a single charge.
Technical specifications of JBL Clip 4:
- Transducer: 40 mm/ 1.5”
- Output power: 5 W RMS
- Frequency response: 100Hz-20kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: >85dB
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 86.30mm*134.50mm*46.0mm / 3.4 x 5.3 x 1.8”
- Weight: 0.239 kg/ 0.527 lbs
- Bluetooth version: 5.1
- Bluetooth profile: A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6
- Bluetooth transmitter frequency range: 2400 – 2483.5MHz
- Bluetooth transmitter power: ≤ 10 dBm (EIRP)
- Bluetooth transmitter modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
- Battery type: Lithium-ion polymer 3.885Wh
- Battery charge time: 3 hours (5V/500mA)
- Music play time: up to 10 hours (varies by volume level and audio content)
What to do when your JBL Clip 4 won’t charge
One common problem that you might encounter with your JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth speaker is when its battery will not 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 Clip 4 troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix the problem.
Method 1: Perform a factory reset on JBL Clip 4
A factory reset or hard reset will remove any data on this 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 device such as when you can’t make a Bluetooth connection or when you are unable to charge it.
Time needed: 2 minutes.
Reset the speaker
- Turn on the device.
You can do this by pressing on the power button.
- Press and hold the Volume up button and Play button.
Do this until the device turns off which should be around 10 seconds.
- Turn on the device.
You can do this by pressing on the power button. The device should now be in pairing mode.
After performing these steps try to check if the speaker will now charge.
Method 2: Try using a different charging USB cable to fix will not charge issue of JBL Clip 4
Sometimes the problem can be caused by a defective charging cord. It’s difficult to tell if the cord has been damaged just by looking at it. To check if this is what’s causing the problem try using a different USB cable to charge the JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth speaker. You can use the cord of your Android phone if it uses a Type-C USB cable. If the device charges then you will need to get a new cable for your Bluetooth speaker.
Method 3: Try using a different charger
When you use a defective charger to charge this speaker then this issue will usually occur. Some of the reasons why a charger won’t work is if its USB port is damaged or if it has a faulty internal board. Try using a different charger brick then check if the issue still occurs. You can use the charger of your Android phone for this.
Method 4: Dirt present in the charging port
Since this speaker is best used outdoors there’s a possibility that dirt or debris will enter its charging port. If debris is present in the charging port then this 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 can clean this off using a toothpick or simply by blowing to it until it gets removed. Once done, check if you are able to charge the device.
Method 5: Defective battery
One factor that can cause this issue is a defective battery. If this is the culprit then replacing the battery will fix this. It’s recommended that you have this done at a service center.
You might be wondering why the battery gets defective. Some reasons behind this include repeated overcharging of the battery or constant exposure to heat such as when you leave the speaker under the sun.
Method 6: Defective circuit board
It’s not uncommon for the circuit board of the Bluetooth speaker to get damaged however this can happen if water gets inside the speaker or if some electronic component fails to work. If this is what’s causing the problem then you will need to have this fixed at a service center.
Having battery issues on your Bluetooth speaker can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.
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