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S530 bluetooth earpiece charging port fix

S530 bluetooth earpiece charging port fix

I was in need of a small wireless earphone to listen to music while working so I went straight to ebay and found this very nice and tiny bluetooth earpiece. It was very cheap, about 8$ shipping included. Making call with it didn't produce the best audio quality but It worked great for my use (listening to music) and the battery life was decent. Only problem is that it stopped charging after a few days of use. Of course since I only got it a few days prior I would have still be able to ge a refund / exchange fairly easily but I figured a solder pad or connection must have come loose or broke so I opened it to take a look before contacting the seller.  It turned out to be quite the easy fix. I decided to still make a post about the repair in case it might help out someone one day.   First thing you'll notice is that there is that there is no screw holding the earpiece together so you'll have to be careful opening without braking the very fragile plastic clip inside. Easiest way is to insert something like a needle or paper clip between the charging port and the plastic case and gently use it as a lever until the case start separating.   Now, remove the single screw holding the small PCB in place and the circuit board will be freed. Be careful thoug as it will still be attached by 4 wires so don't pull too hard. Turn out the DC charging port is not soldered at all and make contact wit hthe board only by pressure. This is a bad design decision that was made most likely to cut cost and at the price they sell them for, built quality is expected not to be stellar. Since I was at work, I didn't hae my multimeter and other tool with me to test if there was bad contact but it wouldn't charge even if I pressed on the PCB to make better contact with the pad. After removing the port completly, I noticed that the pins of hte DC jack were not lined up with each other. The pin inside the dc barrel plug most likely got pushed outside at some point while connecting the cable. Since the contacts aren't soldered to the board, it had no resistance and got pushed behind the plug preventing the pad from making contact with the pad. All there was to do is push the pin back inside the plug and test. That was it! The earpiece started charging again. Close it up and you're good to go. If you are motivated, you could also try to apply some glue or better yet, solder the plug's contacts to prevent any future problem. It seem that they fixed this issue in later revision of this earpiece as the second one I bought was soldered and had a plastic stopper being the connector.Twitter (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));{lang: 'en-GB'}
I was in need of a small wireless earphone to listen to music while working so I went straight to ebay and found this very nice and tiny bluetooth earpiece. It was very cheap, about 8$ shipping included. Making call with it didn't produce the best audio quality but It worked great for my use (listening to music) and the battery life was decent. Only problem is that it stopped charging after a few days of use. Of course since I only got it a few days prior I would have still be able to ge a refund / exchange fairly easily but I figured a solder pad or connection must have come loose or broke so I opened it to take a look before contacting the seller.  It turned out to be quite the easy fix. I decided to still make a post about the repair in case it might help out someone one day.   First thing you'll notice is that there is that there is no screw holding the earpiece together so you'll have to be careful opening without braking the very fragile plastic clip inside. Easiest way is to insert something like a needle or paper clip between the charging port and the plastic case and gently use it as a lever until the case start separating.   Now, remove the single screw holding the small PCB in place and the circuit board will be freed. Be careful thoug as it will still be attached by 4 wires so don't pull too hard. Turn out the DC charging port is not soldered at all and make contact wit hthe board only by pressure. This is a bad design decision that was made most likely to cut cost and at the price they sell them for, built quality is expected not to be stellar. Since I was at work, I didn't hae my multimeter and other tool with me to test if there was bad contact but it wouldn't charge even if I pressed on the PCB to make better contact with the pad. After removing the port completly, I noticed that the pins of hte DC jack were not lined up with each other. The pin inside the dc barrel plug most likely got pushed outside at some point while connecting the cable. Since the contacts aren't soldered to the board, it had no resistance and got pushed behind the plug preventing the pad from making contact with the pad. All there was to do is push the pin back inside the plug and test. That was it! The earpiece started charging again. Close it up and you're good to go. If you are motivated, you could also try to apply some glue or better yet, solder the plug's contacts to prevent any future problem. It seem that they fixed this issue in later revision of this earpiece as the second one I bought was soldered and had a plastic stopper being the connector.Twitter (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));{lang: 'en-GB'}
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I was in need of a small wireless earphone to listen to music while working so I went straight to ebay and found this very nice and tiny bluetooth earpiece. It was very cheap, about 8$ shipping included. Making call with it didn't produce the best audio quality but It worked great for my use (listening to music) and the battery life was decent.

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Only problem is that it stopped charging after a few days of use. Of course since I only got it a few days prior I would have still be able to ge a refund / exchange fairly easily but I figured a solder pad or connection must have come loose or broke so I opened it to take a look before contacting the seller.  It turned out to be quite the easy fix. I decided to still make a post about the repair in case it might help out someone one day.

 

First thing you'll notice is that there is that there is no screw holding the earpiece together so you'll have to be careful opening without braking the very fragile plastic clip inside. Easiest way is to insert something like a needle or paper clip between the charging port and the plastic case and gently use it as a lever until the case start separating.

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Now, remove the single screw holding the small PCB in place and the circuit board will be freed. Be careful thoug as it will still be attached by 4 wires so don't pull too hard. Turn out the DC charging port is not soldered at all and make contact wit hthe board only by pressure. This is a bad design decision that was made most likely to cut cost and at the price they sell them for, built quality is expected not to be stellar. Since I was at work, I didn't hae my multimeter and other tool with me to test if there was bad contact but it wouldn't charge even if I pressed on the PCB to make better contact with the pad. After removing the port completly, I noticed that the pins of hte DC jack were not lined up with each other.

s530 dcjack

The pin inside the dc barrel plug most likely got pushed outside at some point while connecting the cable. Since the contacts aren't soldered to the board, it had no resistance and got pushed behind the plug preventing the pad from making contact with the pad. All there was to do is push the pin back inside the plug and test.

s530 charging

That was it! The earpiece started charging again. Close it up and you're good to go. If you are motivated, you could also try to apply some glue or better yet, solder the plug's contacts to prevent any future problem. It seem that they fixed this issue in later revision of this earpiece as the second one I bought was soldered and had a plastic stopper being the connector.

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#35 chay 2017-02-06 04:47
good day I don't know what happen to my s530
Bluetooth headset. the last time I know I charged it because it is low battery. then after I charge it the red lights turns blue then I unplug it. but I cant turn it off . until now the lights are still in a solid blue. I press it a thousand times but then it wont turn off. what will I do ?
please do help me.
thanks
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#34 Jeffrey Pescasio 2017-02-04 00:22
same problem with this pls help to fix
#26 topsecretspart 2016-09-17 00:41
my problem is that when my s530 is charging the red and blue light coming on.this happen after ah wile of used the device how do i fixed my device.when its on charged on light does usually stay on the red light.
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#33 lckyg 2016-12-29 14:04
Hey, works well for me. Thanks :D
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#32 aldrein 2016-12-21 14:30
hi umm my bluetooth earpiece just stop working after i recieved it i used it for a while and then i hear a beeping sound and i charged it after that i turn it on and then there's no voice i mean it wont open anymore i dont know how to fix it
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#31 Chathuranga 2016-11-24 17:39
My S530 gets heated up very much within seconds of charging. Battery does not hold any power. Appreciate if someone can help
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#30 Mi 2016-11-19 07:47
My S530 gets heated up very much within seconds of charging. Battery does not hold any power. Appreciate if someone can help!!

Where can I buy spare batteries for S530?
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#29 Anna 2016-10-07 19:08
I bought mine and yesterday, I used it a lot. Suddenly, it fell and stopped working. I opened it, checked it, unscrewed the little screw and it worked again! I was so glad. But today, it havent even fell and suddenly the bluetooth started to act weirdly. It flashesh red and blue as always and the phone can find it too, but when I try to connect it, it always tells me, that its allready far from my phone :( What should I do? I allready checked like 5 times, but it still wont work" :sad:
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#28 Tina 2016-09-22 01:40
Hi! How will i know if my s530 is charging or not?
I charge it twice for (2hrs each) but everytime i use it it says battery low...

Should i see a light it its charging or not?
And if yes... Is it red or blue?

Thanks!
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#27 dbwbp 2016-09-21 13:53
Sorry guys but I'm not sure what is wrong with your bluetooth earphones, the only issues I ever had with mine are described on this page.
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#26 topsecretspart 2016-09-17 00:41
my problem is that when my s530 is charging the red and blue light coming on.this happen after ah wile of used the device how do i fixed my device.when its on charged on light does usually stay on the red light.
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