How To Fix JBL Go 3 Will Not Charge Problem

The JBL Partybox Go 3 will not charge problem that you are experiencing can be caused by several 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 Go 3 is a popular small sized portable Bluetooth speaker that can easily be carried around wherever you go. It has a rugged built quality that’s waterproof allowing it to withstand any outdoor environment while providing an excellent sound quality. Some of its features include an IP67 waterproof and dustproof body, 5 hour playback time, and vibrant color options just to name a few.

Technical specifications of the JBL Go 3:

  • Transducer: 43 x 47mm/
  • Output power: 4.2W RMS 
  • Frequency response: 110Hz – 20kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 85dB
  • Battery type: Li-ion polymer 2.775Wh
  • Battery charge time: 2.5 hours (5V/1A)
  • Music play time: up to 5 hours (dependent on
  • volume level and audio content)
  • Bluetooth® version: 5.1
  • Bluetooth® profile: A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6
  • Bluetooth® transmitter frequency range:
  • 2402MHz − 2480MHz
  • Bluetooth transmitter power: ≤ 8dBm (EIRP)
  • Bluetooth transmitter modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 87.5 x 75 x 41.3mm / 3.4″ x 2.7″ x 1.6″
  • Weight: 0.209kg/0.46 lbs 

What to do when your JBL Go 3 won’t charge

One problem that you might encounter with your Go 3 Bluetooth speaker is when you are unable to charge it. 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.

Method 1: Perform a factory reset on the JBL Go 3

The first thing to consider in this case is a factory reset or hard reset. This is a procedure that will delete the data stored 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 there are charging problems.

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Reset the speaker

  1. Remove the USB-C charging cable if connected.

    This ensures that the device will not be charging.Fix JBL Go 3 Will Not Charge Problem

  2. Press and hold the Volume up button and Play button.

    Do this until the device turns off which should be around 10 seconds.What to do when your JBL Go 3 won't charge

  3. Turn on the device.

    You can do this by pressing on the power button. The device should now be in pairing mode.Turn on the device

After performing these steps try checking if you can charge the Bluetooth speaker.

Method 2: Dirt present in the charging port

When you use this speaker outdoors most of the time there’s a chance that dirt or debris will get into its ports, especially the charging port. The presence of debris will prevent this 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 can charge it.

Method 3: Try using a different charging cable to fix the will not charge issue

There’s a possibility that the USB charging cord that you are using is defective and causing the problem. It’s difficult to tell if the cord has been damaged just by looking at it. To check if this is the culprit you should make sure that it is inserted properly to the speaker and the wall charger. You should also try using a USB charging cord.

Method 4: Try using a different wall charger

One factor that can cause this problem is a defective wall charger. Some of the reasons why a charger won’t work is if its port is damaged or if it has a faulty internal board. Try using a different power adapter then check if the issue still occurs. You should use one that has the same output rating.

Method 5: Defective battery

When the battery of the speaker is damaged then it’s impossible to charge it. 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 6: Defective circuit board

There’s a possibility that the problem is already caused by a defective circuit board. This usually happens if water gets inside the speaker and damages the internal components. If this is what’s causing the problem then you will need to have this fixed at a service center.

Having the JBL Go 3 will not charge issue can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.

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