The JBL Jr Pop will not charge problem that you are experiencing can be caused by several factors. It could be due to speaker settings, bad charging port, defective charging cable, or a faulty charger. To fix this you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.
The JBL Jr Pop is a kid friendly portable Bluetooth speaker that usually sells for US$40. It comes in various colors and has a built-in strap to make it easy to attach to a bag. Some of its features include an IPX7 waterproof design, wireless Bluetooth streaming, and up to 5 hours of playtime on a single charge.
Technical specifications of JBL Jr Pop:
- Bluetooth version: 4.2
- Support: A2DP V1.2, AVRCP V1.5
- Transducer: 1.5inch
- Rated Power: 3W RMS
- Frequency response: 190Hz–20kHz
- Signal to noise ratio: ≥80dB
- Battery type: Li-ion Polymer battery (3.7V/600mAh)
- Battery charge time: 2H
- Charging Input: 5V/0.5A
- Music playtime: 5H
- Bluetooth transmitter power: 0-4dB
- Bluetooth transmitter frequency range: 2.402–2.480GHZ
- Bluetooth transmitter modulation: GFSK/DQPSK/8DPSK
- Dimension (H x W x D): 39.7mm x 87.8mm x 75.5mm
- Weight: 121.2g
What to do when your JBL Jr Pop won’t charge
One problem that you might encounter with your JBL Jr Pop Bluetooth speaker is when it doesn’t seem 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.
Method 1: Perform a factory reset on JBL Jr Pop
The first troubleshooting step you should do in this case is a factory reset or hard reset. This will erase the data on the speaker and bring it back to its default settings. This is a useful troubleshooting step to perform whenever 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
- Turn on the Jr Pop.
You can do this by pressing on the power button.
- Press and hold the Volume Up and Bluetooth button until the light starts flashing white.
This will initiate the reset process.
Try checking if the speaker will charge.
Method 2: Dirt present in the charging port
Using this speaker outdoors will expose it to dirt or debris. If this gets in the charging port 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 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 will not charge issue
It’s also likely that the USB charging cord that you are using to charge the speaker is defective. It’s difficult to tell if the cord has been damaged just by looking at it so the best thing to do right now is to try using a different USB charging cord.
Method 4: Try using a different wall charger to fix Jr Pop will not charge
If the wall charger that you are using is not working then it will not be able to charge the speaker.. 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 wall charger then check if the issue still occurs.
Method 5: Defective battery
A damaged battery will prevent the speaker from being 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 6: Defective circuit board
The internal circuit board of the speaker will get damaged if it comes in contact with water. 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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