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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. 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. 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.

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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.

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#44 dbwbp 2017-10-31 12:21
Quoting Zibri:
dude, s530 is horrible to listen to music... really...

I am aware, never said anything about it sounding great. I don't know if you ever worked in an office/corporate environment but it's not like you can just go around and work with your beat headphone on your head all day. This bluetooth earpiece is very small and cheap which was the reason for me using it. Plus I can have two or three and swap them when battery run low.
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#43 Zibri 2017-10-21 11:41
dude, s530 is horrible to listen to music... really...
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#42 Supriya Prabhat 2017-09-02 05:57
My s530 doesn't shows in my bluetooth setting means it does not shows that it is visible or I don't know what the problem is with it.
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#41 lawd 2017-08-23 11:33
Quoting Droids:
Hi every one deal a lot with these devises and have found that sometimes do not turn on on arrival or charge thus do master reset and resolves the issue.
How to Do this
Hold the button in while inserting the charging cable
which must be plugged in to the charger and on.
then release after a few seconds Thus master resets the device and has seem to have solved all my issues without Disassembly.One more caution do not charge with car charger as seems this voltage is not accurately regulated and damages the battery
Hope this can solve some of your issues
DROIDS ;-)
Hey< thank you, this worked for me. Almost tossed the earpiece in waste bin.
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#40 Thejus 2017-08-12 11:39
Hai my Bluetooth is not turning on and how to fix it
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#39 Droids 2017-03-09 09:21
Hi every one deal a lot with these devises and have found that sometimes do not turn on on arrival or charge thus do master reset and resolves the issue.
How to Do this
Hold the button in while inserting the charging cable
which must be plugged in to the charger and on.
then release after a few seconds Thus master resets the device and has seem to have solved all my issues without Disassembly.One more caution do not charge with car charger as seems this voltage is not accurately regulated and damages the battery
Hope this can solve some of your issues
DROIDS ;-)
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#38 jam 2017-03-05 14:34
I used my S530 last week during our cheer dance practice but then I decided to put it into my pocket since my colleagues got offended especially our leader because they thought I am listening to music, so I keep it. That time it was low battery since my schedule is tight and I haven't got good sleep I forgot to charge it. Sunday night, I charged the S530 and after 2 hours I unplugged it and try to turn on to use it while watching anime but it won't turn on. I opened it like you said trying to figure out what is wrong but I don't know what to do. Now I closed it back and there is a little space. It doesn't fit in. What do you think is the problem? Thanks for your help tho. :D
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#37 rafael 2017-03-03 10:08
how can i open my earphones?
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#36 Nink 2017-02-23 03:41
pulled mine apart same issue but was dead on arrival. fixed charging but looks like some bridge shorts or bad solder as well. It now charges but won't pair. (does the blue red light thing, says pairing but not broadcasting ID). Mine is a little different has a microphone and a bluetooth antenna that goes into the point where you have a gap. Different bluetooth IC as well. Looks like a ~35mAh to 40mAh 3.7v LiPo battery (no markings guess).
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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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