You place both Dime earbuds inside their case.
Only to realize that their red charging light indicators are nowhere to be seen.
Earbuds that won’t charge aren’t that different from nonfunctional ones.
So, let me help you fix this charging issue ASAP.
Continue reading to discover:
- 7 simple fixes for your Skullcandy Dime that’s not charging.
- How to reset your audio device and stop this charging problem.
- The most common reasons your Skullcandy Dimes won’t charge inside their case.
- And this is just the beginning…
Why are my Skullcandy Dimes not charging?
Your Skullcandy Dimes aren’t charging because you haven’t positioned them correctly. This issue also happens if your audio device’s charging points are too dirty. Moreover, your earbuds won’t charge if you don’t remove their connectors’ stickers.
Skullcandy Dime not charging: 7 fixes
#1: Remove your earbuds’ stickers
If this is your first time trying to charge your Skullcandy Dime…
Then, you might not be experiencing a charging problem.
Rather, you’ve simply skipped a step to set up this audio device.
And that’s removing the stickers covering your earbuds’ charging points.
Unsurprisingly, many new Skullcandy Dime users make this error.
After all, most earbuds don’t come with a sticker covering their charging connectors.
So, if you haven’t already…
Remove the stickers covering your earbuds’ charging points:
- Remove both earpieces from the case.
- Turn the earbuds’ speakers toward you.
- Remove the stickers from both earpieces.
Before you return both earbuds to the case again…
Ensure there isn’t remaining sticker residue on the charging points.
Because if these golden-looking pins are blocked by dirt or debris…
Your earbuds won’t be able to properly receive power from their charging case.
#2: Ensure both earpieces are inserted properly
To charge your audio device…
The earpieces’ charging points must be in direct contact with those in your case.
So, your earbuds must be in their designated charging slots.
That said, ensure that the R earpiece is on the right side of the case and vice versa.
You should also check whether the ear tips are properly connected to your earbuds.
Because if they’re loosely attached…
They can prevent your audio device’s charging points from touching.
Still don’t see the red LED indicator on your earbuds?
Try pushing each earpiece down gently.
Doing this helps your earbuds’ charging points to reach the pins on your case.
#3: Charge the case
Your earbuds can’t charge if their case doesn’t have enough power.
So, if you haven’t already…
Charge your Skullcandy Dime case:
Step 1: Grab your device’s official micro-USB cable
“Can I use nongenuine cords?”
Yes, you can. However, it’s best to use your Dime’s official micro-USB cable.
Because your audio device might reject low-quality cords.
Step 2: Insert the cable’s small connector into the case
Interesting fact: There’s no wrong way to plug this USB-A side.
Step 3: Connect the other end to a power source
You can use the following:
- Power bank.
- Wall charger.
- Computer ports.
Step 4: Observe if your case starts charging
If you see a red light beside your case’s port…
That means it’s charging.
So, keep it connected to power until the LED turns green.
When it does, try charging your earbuds again.
“But I don’t see any light on the case.”
That means it’s not charging. So, follow these…
Tips to fix a Skullcandy Dime case that won’t charge:
Tip 1: Reinsert the small connector
As mentioned earlier, there’s no right or wrong side when plugging in a USB-A connector.
But just in case your cable’s current orientation is causing a loose connection…
Unplug the small connector from your case.
Then, flip it over before plugging it back.
Tip 2: Change the micro-USB cable
The one you’re currently using may be damaged or faulty.
So, try a different cable. Preferably, a micro-USB cord from Skullcandy itself.
Tip 3: Remove debris from your case’s port
You can use a compressed air duster for this process.
Just ensure you position the nozzle of the duster an inch away from the port.
And only spray 2-3x.
Note: If your case still doesn’t charge after these tips, try contacting Skullcandy. Skip to the last section of this article to do so.
#4: Check if your earbuds are just fully charged
Still don’t see your earbuds’ solid red light when you place them inside their case?
Then, check if they’re simply fully charged.
After all, these earbuds also turn OFF their LEDs when they no longer need to store power.
The fastest way to do this process?
Use your audio device for 30-60 minutes.
This way, you’ll drain enough power from your earbuds.
And they’ll have no choice but to recharge when you place them back in their case.
#5: Clean your audio device’s charging points
Your earbuds easily attract debris and dust.
Especially if you like using them outdoors.
So, if you’ve used yours for quite a while now…
There might be dirt blocking your earbuds’ charging pins.
And this prevents your device’s earpieces from receiving power inside their case.
Don’t worry, though.
Simply cleaning your earbuds and their case’s connectors can fix this problem.
So just prepare these materials:
- Microfiber cloth.
- Isopropyl alcohol (at least 90%).
Then, proceed with these…
Simple steps to clean your Skullcandy Dime earbuds and case:
Step 1: Remove your earbuds from their case
Place them on top of a clean, flat surface or the microfiber cloth you prepared earlier.
Step 2: Dip a cotton swab into the isopropyl alcohol
Note: Only dampen the Q-tip. Don’t get it soaking wet.
“Can I use other cleaning solutions for this?”
No. You should only use isopropyl alcohol with at least a 90% concentration level.
Warning: Other liquids may damage your audio device’s charging points.
Step 3: Clean your earbuds’ charging points
Using the cotton swab you dampened with alcohol…
Gently wipe your earpieces’ golden-colored connectors.
Once you’ve thoroughly cleaned your earbuds…
Step 4: Remove dirt from the charging case
Grab another Q-tip.
And like you did earlier, dampen it with isopropyl alcohol.
After doing so, gently scrub the inner side of your Skullcandy charging case.
Step 5: Let your audio device dry
Wipe both earbuds with the microfiber cloth you prepared earlier.
Then, let your empty case air dry for 3 minutes.
#6: Factory reset the earbuds
Glitches and bugs are inevitable parts of every device’s life cycle.
Your Skullcandy Dime isn’t an exception.
Luckily, it’s pretty easy to stop your audio device from glitching.
Just follow these steps to…
Reset your earbuds:
Step 1: Disconnect your Dime from your gadget
If you’ve paired these earbuds with multiple devices…
Unpair your audio device with all of them.
Step 2: Turn your gadget’s Bluetooth OFF
This refers to the device you unpaired your earbuds from in the previous step.
Step 3: Remove both earpieces from the case
Wait for both of them to power ON, then…
Step 4: Follow the reset tapping pattern on either earbud
Locate your earbud’s button.
Then, follow these actions:
- Press and hold for 2 seconds.
Step 5: Wait for both of your earbuds’ LEDs to flash blue
This indicates that the reset process has been successful.
If you want a visual guide for this solution, watch this video:
#7: Drain your earbuds’ power
Let’s try power cycling your earbuds.
In other words, drain your device’s battery before connecting it to power again.
This process might sound too simple to be a solution.
However, it’s a very popular troubleshooting technique for all devices, including:
In fact, power cycling became the ultimate fix for my LG TV, which wouldn’t turn ON.
That said, follow these steps to…
Power cycle your Skullcandy earbuds:
- Remove both earpieces from their case.
- Connect your audio device to any gadget.
- Play music through the earbuds.
- Let your audio device play until its battery runs out completely.
“How long will this process take?”
Well, it depends on your earbuds’ remaining battery.
But if they’re fully charged…
Draining your audio device’s power will take about 3.5 hours of playtime.
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Bonus: Contact Skullcandy
If you still can’t charge your Skullcandy earbuds at this point…
It’s safe to assume that your earbuds have software or hardware problems.
So, this time…
You should contact your earbuds’ support team.
Inform Skullcandy’s representatives about your audio device’s charging problem.
And to avoid getting redundant advice…
Mention that you’ve already tried the fixes above.
If your earbuds are still under warranty, you may get a replacement for free.
But if your audio device no longer has its limited protection plan…
Skullcandy may ask for a small fee for fixing your earbuds.