JBL Charge 4 is a portable Bluetooth speaker. Its rechargeable battery makes it an ideal portable speaker. It has five light indicators that represent battery status. If the battery does not charge, you should consider replacing it. So today we will discuss replacing JBL Charge 4 battery.
But, before that check the accessories like charger and charging cable. If changing these accessories works then your battery is not defective. However, if nothing works and you cannot charge the battery at all then it must be replaced. This article will guide you that how can you replace the battery of JBL Charge 4.
Removing the Old Battery from JBL Charge 3
The whole process takes a maximum of 20 minutes. Follow these simple and easy guidelines to replace the battery of your JBL 4.
1. Remove the Front Grille
- You need a plastic opening tool to open up the speaker. Turn your JBL Charge 4 upside down. You will see two slits on the grille. Insert the plastic tool into the slit.
- Push the opening tool backward. This will open the clip.
- Now, open the second clip present at the other end of the speaker grille by repeating the same process.
- You have opened one side of the grille. The opposite side is held by screws. Now, loose open the two 8mm #0 screws on the other side of the grille.
- Next, remove the grille by pulling apart both sides and separate it from the speaker.
2. Pull-Apart the Radiators
- Removing the grille will expose the outermost panel of the speaker. Now, you have to remove the radiators.
- Place the plastic opening tool underneath the tab and push upwards. Place your thumbs on the radiators and push them away from you. It will separate the radiator from the speaker frame.
- To remove the other radiator, repeat the same process.
3. Remove the Port Bay Cover
- You will see 2 screws on the front of the port bay cover. Use a small screwdriver to open up the two 6mm Phillips #0 screws.
- The other end of the cover is locked up with hooks. Slide the cover to release from the hooks.
Now, carefully slip the whole cover backward to remove it. This will expose the battery cover.
- Open Up the Battery Cover
- The battery cover is locked by 6 screws-two 6mm and four 8mm. Remove them one by one.
- Gently remove the battery cover by lifting it up.
4. Detach the Wired Connector from the Battery
- You will see sticky tape inside, remove it.
- The white ribbon cable will be exposed. Disconnect this ZIF connector cable by removing the locking flap.
- You should use a spudger to release the cable. Your fingernail can also perform this function but be careful.
- The white ribbon cable is attached to the battery cover. Before removing the battery, you have to detach the white ribbon cable from the battery.
5. Remove the Battery from its Socket
- Do not pull too much. Pull the battery slowly towards you until you see the wired connector attached to the battery.
- Detach this wired connector from the battery by pushing down the white tab carefully.
- Now, you can take the battery out of its socket.
Related: How to Charge JBL Charge 4
Replacing the Battery
To put a new battery, you have to repeat the above-mentioned process but in reverse order. However, for your convenience here is a brief description of the whole process.
- Insert the battery in its socket in the right position.
- Connect the wired ZIF connector and white ribbon cable to the new battery.
- Tightly close the six screws to shut the battery cover.
- Now, close the port bay cover by tightening the corresponding screws.
- Place the radiators in their respective positions and hook them up to the speaker frame. In the final step, you have to put the grille and tighten the screws.
Attention: Perform each action gently and carefully. Be sure to remember each setting i.e. battery position. Place all screws separately and avoid mixing up. Close all the sockets and covers properly to avoid any damage. Please note that removing the radiators many times may affect the waterproof quality of the speaker.
FAQs Regarding JBL Charge 4 Battery
Does JBL Charge 4 has a powerful battery?
JBL Charge 4 comes with a built-in lithium-ion polymer battery with a 7500 mAH capacity. The battery lasts up to 20 hours. However, the time may vary depending upon the connection (wired, wireless), volume level, and phone charging.
When to charge my JBL Charge 4?
JBL Charge 4 has five lights that indicate battery status. When the battery is fully charged, all the lights glow green. As the battery power runs down, the lights go off one by one. When you see only one light glowing red, you should charge your speaker.
Where to find a replacement battery for JBL Charge 4?
If you are going to replace the battery of JBL charge 4, we recommend you consult the manufacturer. Purchase the genuine battery from the company and replace it at home. The other option is to buy a battery from Amazon or a local dealer. But, that may not be reliable as compared to the genuine.
Which type of charger works well with JBL Charge 4?
You can charge your JBL Charge through any USB type-C charger. Your phone charger also works with it. Note that the JBL 4 speaker does not come with a charger, you have to buy it separately.
What happens if I overcharge my JBL Charge 4?
It is not a recommended practice as it damages your speaker and also lowers its life and efficiency. You should keep an eye on battery indicators. A soon as the light indicates that the battery is fully charged, remove the charger. The lithium-ion battery has the feature to develop the memory regarding charging. Once it happens, you will not be able to use your speaker without plugging it in.
Hope you have learnt to replace JBL Charge 4 battery. If you face any difficulty or have any question, let us know.
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