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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. The 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 though 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 with the 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 have my multimeter and other tools 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 completely, I noticed that the pins of the 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 seems 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. If you are having other troubles with the ear piece, like it won't turn on for example, you can try reseting it by holding the button while plugin it in and the nrelease it after a few second. I had to do that several times to one of the new one I bought. Thansk to Droids for the tip!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. The 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 though 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 with the 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 have my multimeter and other tools 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 completely, I noticed that the pins of the 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 seems 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. If you are having other troubles with the ear piece, like it won't turn on for example, you can try reseting it by holding the button while plugin it in and the nrelease it after a few second. I had to do that several times to one of the new one I bought. Thansk to Droids for the tip!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.

s530face

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. The 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.

 s530 open1

s530 open2

Now, remove the single screw holding the small PCB in place and the circuit board will be freed. Be careful though 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 with the 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 have my multimeter and other tools 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 completely, I noticed that the pins of the 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 seems 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.

If you are having other troubles with the ear piece, like it won't turn on for example, you can try reseting it by holding the button while plugin it in and the nrelease it after a few second. I had to do that several times to one of the new one I bought. Thansk to Droids for the tip!

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#54 tyno 2018-07-03 23:07
thanks bro ,your article was so helpful mine had the same problem but l didn't know what to do, thanks a lot
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#53 GT 2018-06-03 16:43
what is the IC number...unable to zoom the image properly.
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#52 Tim 2018-04-18 14:10
My battery life has dropped of over the last few weeks. I can barely get 10-15 min out of a full charge. I’d be interested in a post showing how to replace the battery including where to buy one.
1. Yes I know these are dirt cheap but I’m not interested in buying a new one every other month.
2. I use it to listen to podcasts while working around the house.
3. If anyone has a suggestion for a better quality mini-earbud on the cheap let me know.
4. This earbud is bulky right? Had to get used to it.
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#51 Harsh vardhan 2018-03-11 06:46
Thanku so much my bt was not chrging brfore... But because of your post i repaired it by myself.. Thanks a lot
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#50 Tholu 2018-02-18 22:51
Quoting Mike:
Mine has a problem. While it charges red light is on and approximatly after 30 min it change to blue light. I thought that mean it fully charged, tryed it and after 20 min it turn off. I recharge it for 3 to 5 hours after that still cant hold more than 30 min. Is it normal to see blue light while charging? Charger am using is standard android charger its 5v 1A

:-*
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#49 dbwbp 2018-02-06 18:52
Quoting Georgi C.XD:
My situation is that I accidentally dropped my Bluetooth in boiling water and after a couple of minutes I finally took it out. It was turned off when it fell in, so I turned it on to check which it seemed fine. But to be sure, I put my Bluetooth in a cup of rice and left it there for like about 4 to 5 hrs. As soon as I got home, I charged it and it seemed fine. After a few days, the button stopped working and I don't know what to do. Please help.


These thing sell for like 3$ on ebay, there is not much else to do but buy a new one I'm afraid.
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#48 Georgi C.XD 2018-02-05 19:33
My situation is that I accidentally dropped my Bluetooth in boiling water and after a couple of minutes I finally took it out. It was turned off when it fell in, so I turned it on to check which it seemed fine. But to be sure, I put my Bluetooth in a cup of rice and left it there for like about 4 to 5 hrs. As soon as I got home, I charged it and it seemed fine. After a few days, the button stopped working and I don't know what to do. Please help.
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#47 Mike 2018-02-02 12:37
Mine has a problem. While it charges red light is on and approximatly after 30 min it change to blue light. I thought that mean it fully charged, tryed it and after 20 min it turn off. I recharge it for 3 to 5 hours after that still cant hold more than 30 min. Is it normal to see blue light while charging? Charger am using is standard android charger its 5v 1A
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#46 dbwbp 2017-12-27 14:47
Quoting Yemi:
Please help. My s530 Bluetooth will not charge more than 7.5%, which let me listen to only three songs. The first time I charged it for 8 hours. Then used it for fifteen minutes and it turned off. I thought I did not charge it well. Then again and again, it will only charge for 3 songs. Please help.


The battery must be going bad if it can't hold a charge. You would need to find a replacement and replace it or buy a new ear phone I'm afraid.
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#45 Yemi 2017-12-23 04:13
Please help. My s530 Bluetooth will not charge more than 7.5%, which let me listen to only three songs. The first time I charged it for 8 hours. Then used it for fifteen minutes and it turned off. I thought I did not charge it well. Then again and again, it will only charge for 3 songs. Please help.
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