Hoverboards are fun and exciting tech toys to own, but they do require a little maintenance every now and then. If you notice that your board is no longer properly balanced, you should learn to calibrate your hoverboard.
The calibration process is relatively simple and only requires a few steps. Follow this guide and it should only take you about five minutes.
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How do I calibrate my Hoverboard?
How to get started with hoverboard calibration.
Make sure your board is resting on a flat, horizontal surface. All other surfaces like carpet will result in an incorrect calibration. Never try to calibrate your board upside down!
Switch off the device with the silver on / off button. Hibernation isn't going to work, so make sure it's turned off completely.
The recalibration process
After making sure the hoverboard is flat on the ground, press and hold the power button for 5 to 10 seconds. When you hear a beep, you can release the button.
Your LED lights will start blinking to indicate that the process has started. It takes approximately 30 seconds for the calibration to complete.
During that time, make sure you don't bump or disturb the device.
After the 30 seconds have passed, press the power button again to turn off the device. The calibration process should be complete and you can now test the board.
Test the calibration
Turn the device back on and jump onto the board. Drive it around to make sure it's balanced, make sure to make a few turns in the process.
When everything feels good again and it glides smoothly on the road, the calibration is finished and you have another device that can last for months.
If you notice that the board is not properly balanced, there may be a problem with the circuit board or a loose connection in the wiring.
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Other methods to calibrate your Hoverboard
Some Hoverboards also have alternative methods to calibrate it. Here I will discuss the most common ones:
Each Bluetooth model is calibrated in the same way as non-Bluetooth models. However, you run the risk of damaging the internal chip whether you perform the steps correctly or not.
You may want to hire the help of a professional or use your warranty to recalibrate these boards.
Remote Calibration with remote control
Calibrate your hoverboard with remote control. Many people make the mistake of turning off their hoverboard with the remote instead of pressing the power button on the board.
This puts the device into a power-saving mode rather than turning it off, which can turn off the balance sensors.
Some models allow you to calibrate the board via remote control, usually with a series of buttons on the controls. Every remote is different, so read the manual to find out how to calibrate a hoverboard from a specific manufacturer.
You can usually use the same button method above to complete the process without relying on the remote. This is usually considered the safer, more reliable option.
So also Hoverboards with a remote control can be calibrated on the board itself.
Fix the problem
If all else fails, there could be a damaged part in the body. Unscrew the frame and check for loose wires and reconnect them all in the process. If that doesn't work, you may need to replace the gyroscopes, connectors, or the entire circuit board.
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