Check out these common issues and concerns to troubleshoot your Airwalk Hoverboard
Anyone who viewed the 1989 classic Back to the Future Part II was instantly mesmerized by the possibility of Marty McFly’s ‘hoverboard’ which he used to escape from the ‘bad guys’ in the 2015 of the future.
While hoverboards don’t yet have the technology to actually hover, (they are actually self-balancing scooters) these personal transportation devices have been picking up popularity among kids and adults alike.
Like all modern technology, there are also hiccups along the way. One of the best ways to minimize these little annoyances is to familiarize yourself with the owner’s manual before actually riding your hoverboard so you are fully aware of how to operate it safely as well as troubleshoot any potential problems.
When it comes to the Airwalk Hoverboard, troubleshooting information is a little tougher to find. We were able to find an online user manual, and are also relying on standard best practices for troubleshooting hoverboards to help assist.
Why Does my Airwalk hoverboard keep beeping?
There are many reasons why your Airwalk hoverboard may be beeping. You may have reached your maximum speed, be facing an incline beyond your hoverboard’s ability (15 degrees), your hoverboard is tilted forward or backward beyond 15 degrees or your hoverboard has a low battery.
To remedy this, try moving your hoverboard to a smooth, flat surface and check your Airwalk hoverboard’s battery level.
How do I recalibrate my Airwalk Hoverboard?
In some cases, you may need to recalibrate your Airwalk hoverboard in order to stop the beeping and flashing lights.
The method to recalibrate your Airwalk hoverboard is slightly different than the standard procedure:
- Place your hoverboard on a completely flat surface with both sides aligned.
- Press the power button until you hear a single beep and release.
- The front LED lights will flash blue continuously.
- After 5 seconds of continuous blue flashing, hold the power button to turn your hoverboard off.
- Turn the hoverboard back on and it should be ready to ride.
What does it mean when your Airwalk Hoverboard will not turn on?
If your Airwalk hoverboard will not turn on, there are several possible reasons and it is beneficial to do some troubleshooting to see if it is an easy fix.
The first possibility is the easiest to address-your hoverboard needs to be charged. Of course most people will try this option first. However, the issue may lie in your hoverboard’s inability to charge. The issue could lie within the charger, portal or battery itself. The included charging cord will change from green to red to indicate the hoverboard has begun to charge. If the cord fails to change colors it may indicate an issue within the charging cord or portal.
The charging cord changes from red to green to indicate the hoverboard is fully charged. Standard charging time varies between 2 and 4 hours. If the cord fails to turn green after 4 hours, the issue may lie within the battery of the hoverboard.
Here is a handy video that gives a step by step guide on how to change the battery on your hoverboard.
If your charging cord indicates that your battery is fully charged, the issue could lie in your motherboard. Once you have determined this may be the issue, we suggest taking your hoverboard to a certified repair shop rather than trying to fix the issue yourself. With the Airwalk Hoverboard a solid red LED light indicates when there is an issue with the system.
Why is my Airwalk Hoverboard not balancing?
Sometimes the system is not balancing because you have hit something or possibly bumped your unit and upset the calibration. Try turning your hoverboard off completely and back on to reset. If this does not work, recalibrate your hoverboard by following the instructions found above.