How To Repair An Electric Self-Balancing Scooter? When your turn your Segway or nano-scooter on and only one side lights up after which the scooter runs on its own, most probably pivoting in place as if someone is stood on it, there is an issue with the scooter.
- First, see which LED light is on when the problem occurs. The scooter has two dumbbell-shaped segments each of which have a motherboard with only one side holding the lithium-ion battery to power everything.
- Each shape is screwed in and can be individually opened up to take a look inside. Open the side with the light on. This way you avoid adding to your repair problems or causing delays by mistakenly fiddling with something you should not.
- If you go ahead and use the Segway anyway, you will fall. Suffice to say the self-balancing scooter has lost its sense of balance. Technically, the problem rests with the sub-board.
- You will certainly get busy opening up the scooter to perform internal repairs; after all, the sub-board is inside the device not anywhere externally.
- Once that side of the plastic cover is off, remove the wire leading from its underside to wherever it is attached to the motherboard.
- Nearest the wheel, you will find a plug/socket component attached to the chip or motherboard. Remove it, it can be slotted back afterwards.
- Glued onto the motherboard (near the component mentioned above) is the sub-boards power line (a few wires close together). Do not forcibly pull these out. There will be a wire connecting them in the middle to another wire clump. Detach them there; this too can be re-slotted later.
- You can now take out the motherboard. Unscrew it as needed and disassemble it from the rest of the chips and technical components.
- There will be two wire links connecting the sub-board to a component underneath it. These too are un-pluggable, so go ahead and do the honours.
You are NOT going to repair the existing sub-board; it is probably disrepair and too far gone. Turn it in for recyling and get ready to install a new sub-board for your hoverboard. Basically, reverse the steps or stages.
- Start by reattaching the two wires that linked up with the component underneath.
- Screw the board back in place using the same screws you took out earlier.
- Reattach the wire leading to the other wire-clump. Remember, this is the one that is glued to the motherboard at one end.
- Re-plug the last wire, which was really the first wire you took out affter opening that side of the nano-scooter.
- Re-screw the cover after attaching the wire hanging from its inside to where it was before.
Throughout this process, be careful not to smudge any kind of fluid or liquid on the chips and other spots. Do not be harsh with these devices lest the tiny chip-based segments get misaligned or skewed.
Screw everything firmly (not tightly) back in place. Turn on the power, press the footpads, see if both lights are working (motor and indicators are good). No more ghost on the scooter working it without your permission.