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JBL Clip Plus Troubleshooting

The JBL Clip Plus (JBL Clip+) is a light and rugged portable speaker. Its item number is JBLCLIPPLUSBLK, and it was first made available May 26, 2015.

When you press the power button, nothing happens. The sound does not turn on and there is no light or startup noise.

If the battery is depleted, nothing will happen when you press the power button on the Clip Plus. Try charging the JBL Clip+ for a short amount of time and see if the problem is solved.

If the charger is broken, then the JBL Clip+ will not charge and will never have the power needed to startup. The hookup is a micro-usb which is a highly universal charging cable. See if you have another one to test and see if the charger is faulty. If the other charging cable works, a replacement charging cable for the JBL Clip+ should be ordered.

If the battery is faulty, you will get not power. Let the Clip+ charge for an extended amount of time. After a while try turning the JBL Clip+ on with the charger still plugged in. If it turns on, take the charger out while it is on. If this results in the JBL Clip+ turning off immediately, then your battery is more than likely faulty. A battery replacement is required.

If steps one, two, or three do not solve the problem then it is possible that the power button itself is faulty. Testing to see if it is the power button requires taking the device apart. If it is the power button that is faulty, you will have to reorder another part and install a new button.

When the device is plugged into the charger, there is no indication of charging and the battery does not re-energize.

If the JBL Clip+ is not charging, it is possible the charging port is dirty. First make sure nothing is plugged into the outlet. The JBL Clip+`s charging port is the micro-usb port, try to clean all connections.

The only way to charge JBL Clip+ is a charging cable. If there is visible damage to the charger cable it is likely that you will need a new one. See if the charging cable will work on another device since the cable is very universal. If the other device won’t charge as well, it is probably the charging cable that is faulty.

If the first and the second steps do not help the charging issue, it is possible that the charging port is faulty. If the charging port on device is faulty a possible solution is to replace charging port on device.

This device works, but the sound is not good, sometimes the sound stops for a moment without notice.

The auxiliary port is the port that allows you to make a wired connection to your music player. Dust and dirt may make its way into the port, causing a bad connection between the music player and the speaker. Try cleaning out the port with appropriate tools.

If the sound does not sound clear, or the sound goes out occasionally, it is possible that the connections to the speakers might not be good. This would require you to disassemble the JBL Clip+ and look into this problem. It is possible that some wiring might have to be connected or fixed.

If the AUX port is clean, and the connections look fine, it is possible that the speaker itself is faulty and will need to be replaced. This requires you to order a replacement speaker and you will need to install the new one using a guide.


The light indicator just show at first for awhile and then disappeare. I cannot know whether my jbl clip charge fully or not. Please help me.

darorous0167 - Reply

I have the same problem. Can someone help please?

Mihail Mihov -

it means it was fully charge when the light indicator disappear

johnsdaniel43 -

but wouldn't the blue light come on if it's fully charged. I have this same problem btw

Matthew Losey -

. I charge it up and I turned it Owen it blinks on and off song come on then go back out

larrydudley5 - Reply

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