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Hoverboard with water damage? 6 steps to fix it

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  January 2, 2021

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Sometimes the weatherman is wronghoverboard† It wasn't supposed to rain that day. You pulled out your hoverboard and while you were out and about it went from perfect and clear to dark and menacing in no time.

Because of the stir or a puddle you encountered, now your hoverboard is wet. And a Hoverboard is water resistant, but not waterproof† Can happen. But what do you do then? Is there anything else you can do to prevent permanent water damage?

We all know that water and electronics don't mix. But if you're quick, you can fix a hoverboard that got wet and keep it from sustaining permanent damage.

Here's how to fix a water damaged hoverboard.

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1: Switch off your Hoverboard immediately

The first is to get you wet hoverboard as soon as possible. The sooner the better. The longer the board stays on, the more likely the water will seep to a place where it shouldn't and cause all sorts of problems.

Turning off the power stops the flow of electrons through the electronics and prevents short circuits from loose water.

2: Water damage diagnosis

Take your trusty screwdriver and remove the access panels covering the electronics and see where the water has accumulated.

3: Disconnect the battery

At this point, your hoverboard should be turned off. But it is always a good idea to disconnect the battery. In fact, it's probably best that you disconnect the battery to prevent further hoverboard water damage.

Also read: expand your hoverboard with a hoverkart

4: Rice removes moisture

People let their Phones fall into toilets more often than any other type of water damage. We've all done it.

When it happened, they said, "Put it in rice," which sounded ridiculous at the time. But it worked. The same trick can be applied to your wet hoverboard parts.

If water has seeped into your hoverboard motherboard, carefully remove and unplug it and put it in a bowl of rice for 12-24 hours.

The same goes for your co-boards (so sensor boards, gyroscopes) and your battery. If you've been driving through a particularly nasty puddle, gently clean these hoverboard parts with rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs after they have dried completely.

5: Drying out the chassis

Remove main components and take a paper towel and gently dry the inside of the hoverboard chassis. Make sure to especially dry the ends of the cables.

It may be best to leave the chassis open and let it dry for at least 24 hours to make sure all water has evaporated.

Extra part to watch out for is still the Bluetooth speakers in the wheelsif you have these.

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6: Moment of truth

After your hoverboard parts have completely dried, carefully return the pieces to their locations and secure all cable connections. Then turn on your device to make sure it still works.

If you couldn't save your wet hoverboard because of too much water damage, there's still hope. This hope comes in the way of installing new hoverboard parts.

If your hoverboard still powers on, it means you have a shot.

Also read: can you use a Hoverboard outside?

Always something to do for the holidays or rainy day?

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child he came into contact with everything related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.