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Device no longer holds a charge ¶ 

Solio Bolt no longer charges an auxiliary device to the level it was once able

Confirm that the Solio Bolt is fully charged ¶ 

By holding the main button on the unit for longer than 3 seconds, the light will flash green a number of times; each flash represents 20% of a charge (i.e. 4 flashes would correspond to an %80 charge).

Drained/bad battery ¶ 

If the Solio Bolt has displayed a full charge, then the issue is most likely with the battery. New batteries can be purchased HERE. An iFixit guide detailing step by step instructions of battery replacement can be found HERE.

Device no longer turns on ¶ 

Operating the Solio Bolt via its control button has apparently no effect

Confirm that the Solio Bolt is charged ¶ 

See above.

Corroded terminals ¶ 

Depending on the environments in which the Solio Bolt has been used, it is possible that the terminals of the usb cable have become corroded over time. Try using a plastic brush and some rubbing alcohol to gently scrub the usb terminals of the device, and connecting cables.

Bad battery ¶ 

See above.

Bad cable ¶ 

It is possible that a cable connecting the Solio Bolt to power has failed. A user could attempt to charge the device in solar mode, or replace the cable. Replacement cables can be found HERE.

The LED in the button has failed ¶ 

Connect the Solio Bolt to an auxiliary device, after performing correct button input sequence, observe device to see if it is being charged despite the atypical functioning of the Solio Bolt.

The logic board has failed ¶ 

This error is beyond scope of this guide. Contact Solio HERE.

Damaged solar panel ¶ 

One or both of the Solio Bolt’s solar panels have become cracked, damaged or no longer functions

Replace solar panel ¶ 

New solar panels can be purchased HERE. An iFixit guide detailing step by step instructions of solar panel replacement can be found HERE.

Crack in device case ¶ 

The plastic case of the Solio Bolt has become cracked or damaged

Repair case ¶ 

An iFixit guide detailing step by step instructions for repairing modest case damage can be found HERE.

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