The “JBL Xtreme 3 will not charge” issue that you are experiencing can be caused by different factors. It could be due to a setting issue, a charging port issue, defective charging cable, or even a bad charger. To fix this you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.
The JBL Xtreme 3 is a powerful portable outdoor Bluetooth speaker that usually sells for US$350. It has a cylindrical build with passive radiators on both ends allowing for deep bass sounds. Some of its features include an IP67 waterproof and dustproof body, up to 15 hours of playtime on a single charge, and wireless Bluetooth streaming just to name a few.
Technical specifications of JBL Xtreme 3:
- Transducers: 2 x 70mm woofer/2 x 2.75″, 2 x 20mm tweeter/2 x 0.75″
- Rated output power: 2 x 25W RMS woofer + 2 x 25W RMS tweeter (AC power mode)
- Power input: 5V/9V/12V/15V/20V, 3A
- Frequency response: 53.5Hz – 20kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: > 80dB
- Battery type: Li-ion 36.3Wh
- Battery charge time: 2.5 hours (20V/3A input)
- Music play time: up to 15 hours (dependent on volume level and audio content)
- USB-A output: 5V/2.0A (maximum)
- USB-C output: 5V/1.5A (maximum)
- Total 2.5A maximum for USB-A & USB-C
- Bluetooth version: 5.1
- Bluetooth profile: A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6
- Bluetooth transmitter modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
- Bluetooth transmitter frequency range: 2400MHz – 2483.5MHz
- Bluetooth transmitter power: <12dBm (EIRP)
- 2.4GHz SRD frequency range: 2407MHz – 2475MHz
- SRD transmitter power: <10dBm (EIRP)
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 298.5 x 136 x 134mm
- Weight: 1.968kg
What to do when your JBL Xtreme 3 won’t charge
One issue that you might encounter with your Xtreme 3 Bluetooth speaker is when its battery will not charge. This can be an annoying problem especially if the speaker is running low on power. Here are the troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix the problem.
Method 1: Perform a factory reset on JBL Xtreme 3
The first thing you should do in this case is a factory reset or hard reset. This procedure will wipe out your data 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 device such as when you can’t make a Bluetooth connection or when there are charging issues.
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 5-6 seconds.
- Turn on the device.
You can do this by pressing on the power button. The device should now be in pairing mode.
Make sure to forget this speaker on your phone before you pair with it again. Try checking if the speaker will charge.
Method 2: Try using a different USB cable to fix will not charge issue
If the charging cord that you are using is somehow damaged then you won’t be able to charge this Bluetooth speaker. This charging cord usually gets damaged if it is bent constantly or if dirt has accumulated on its port.
To check if this is what’s causing the problem try using a different USB cable to charge the JBL Xtreme 3 Bluetooth speaker. You can use the cord of your Android phone if it uses a Type-C USB cable which you will have to pair with a wall charger having an output of at least 3.0A. If the device charges then you will need to get a new cable for your Bluetooth speaker.
Method 3: Try using a different charger to on JBL Xtreme 3
One factor that can cause this problem is a defective charger. Some of the reasons why a charger won’t work is if its charging port is damaged or if it has a faulty internal board. Try using different chargers to charge this Bluetooth speaker then check if the issue still occurs.
Method 4: Dirt present in the charging port of JBL Xtreme 3
Sometimes, 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 are able to charge the device.
Method 5: Defective battery
A defective battery will prevent this 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 why the battery will get damaged include repeated overcharging or constant exposure to heat such as when you leave the speaker under the sun.
Method 6: Defective circuit board
Even if this speaker has a waterproof feature there are still instances when water can get into it and damage its internal circuit. When this happens the speaker will not charge or turn on. 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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