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What to do when the power bank is blinking but not charging

Mobile phones are bringing bigger battery backups with the passage of time. Some mobile brands even offer more than 6000 mAh batteries. However, not only batteries, but also usage is increasing day by day. Even the 6000 mAh battery is running out in the middle of the day. So people are taking shelter of power bank. Power banks serve as life savers for people with low phone batteries. But, if the power bank is ruined. Many power banks come with LED lights to show the current battery status. And when you charge them, these LEDs light up. However, there are instances where the power bank’s LED lights are on, but the power bank is not charging. In this article, we will explain what to do when ‘power bank is burning but not charging’.

Why is your Powerbank Blinking But Not Charging?

Typically, your power bank has four LED lights. With each light, the power bank charges 25%. For example, if an LED light is constant, the power bank is charged 25%. Similarly, if two, three, and four light constants are present, the power bank is charged 50%, 75%, and 100%, respectively.

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But, you may have noticed that the charger is connected to the power bank for hours and still the power bank is not charging at all. The light is just blinking with no progress in the power bank. This issue is very common and can frustrate you at times. There are certain reasons because of which this error can occur. Here are some of the reasons explained.

Faulty Connections

It may be that you did not insert the power connector properly into the charging port resulting in a bad connection. Check the plug and make sure it fits snugly in the socket. Also, make sure that the USB is properly connected to the power bank. You can also check for dust or debris at the powerbank port. Sometimes the contaminant caught in the socket can create a faulty connection. Just make sure you do it gently or you can break a pin.

Fault in the Power Cable

If the connections are tight and the battery bank is not yet charged, then the power cord is probably faulty. Some power cords can be extremely low quality, which can directly change the charging speed. Sometimes, the cable is not supported by the poor quality power bank, which is why it is being charged less. If this happens, try changing the power cord and see if it fixes the problem.

Fault in the Adopter

There is a possibility that the adapter you are using is defective or of such poor quality that the output power bank is not sufficient to charge. For once, try using a different adapter. If the power bank is charged with the new adapter, the problem was with the receiver and you need to replace it.

Power Socket or Laptop USB 

Make sure you are charging your power bank with a power socket. Some use computers or laptops to charge the power bank. Note that the output of such laptops and computers is very low. It may take up to a week for your power bank to be charged. So, don’t rely on laptop USB, just use a power socket.

The Power Bank has died

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If you have tried each of the above options, and the power bank is still not charging, your power bank is likely to die. The power bank has suffered internal failures. Simply put, if no light comes on even after the USB cable is plugged in, the power bank is dead. There are many reasons behind this problem. You may have dropped the power bank from a height or left it in a hot environment, which may have caused its internal failure.

If you are a regular user of a power bank, then the power bank is fully utilized and its life is likely to end. The average lifespan of any power bank is between 300 and 1000 ৷ So, if you live somewhere close to it, you need to consider buying a new one

What to do When Power Bank Has Died?

If the symptoms of your power bank is matching as mentioned above, then you need professional help. In that case, there’s no possible cure and you have to replace it. Here are some points which may be helpful.

  • Check the Warranty – Every renowned company offers a warranty on its product. Similarly, every power bank company provides a warranty of 12-36 months. If your power bank has died before completing the warranty period, you can visit the store and get a new replacement.
  • Contact Customer Service – Bigger firms like Anker, Aukey, and RAVpower have websites and other contact support which can be helpful to you. Contact them once and see if you may maybe get your device replaced. On the other hand, some small companies don’t have such contact support, for example, BlackWeb, Protable Juice, or Mophie. In that case, you have to buy a new power bank of good company.
  • Visit Local Repair Shops – Sometimes, there’s just a minor failure inside the power bank and it can be resolved. If that’s the case, you are very lucky. However, this is very unlikely. So, try your luck and visit any nearby repair shop and get your power bank checked.

It’s all about the issue of Powerbank Blinking but not being charged. If none of the above works, the only option left is to dispose of the power bank. I hope this article helped you. In case of any doubt, let us know in the comments section below.

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