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Roomba 560 will not charge on docking station???

Postby shad0w » April 17th, 2010, 2:29 pm

Hey Everyone,

Ive got two Roomba 560's with two docking stations.
One of my roombas will not charge on either docking station... the other will charge just fine on both of the stations.

The one in question will however charge fine if I plug it in directly.
Also note that both roombas have brand new batteries in them.

Thoughts? Whats going wrong? What ya think I need to swap out?

Advice appreciated :)
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Re: Roomba 560 will not charge on docking station???

Postby vic7767 » April 17th, 2010, 3:05 pm

The charging jack on your Roomba has a normally closed contact that has failed in the open position. You could either order a replacement or try and bend the two contacts back together.
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Re: Roomba 560 will not charge on docking station???

Postby shad0w » April 17th, 2010, 3:17 pm

Oh do explain!!!

I dont have any problem pulling this thing apart... Where is this located?
If this doesnt work, what part and where from do I need to order?
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Re: Roomba 560 will not charge on docking station???

Postby TechGuy » April 17th, 2010, 4:02 pm

Looking straight at the power jack, I used a small jewelry screwdriver to go behind the curved spring and move it a bit toward the center pole.

It was 2 months ago (19 Feb 2010) and the quick fit is still working. But I have not plug in the charger directly since the fix.
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Re: Roomba 560 will not charge on docking station???

Postby vic7767 » April 17th, 2010, 4:07 pm

The part is a 2.5mm DC charging jack and is located on the side of your Roomba that you plug the charger into. You can order them from casino187 on ebay or http://www.ProTechRobotics.com , here is a picture of where it is mounted and it will require some dis-assembly to gain access to:
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Re: Roomba 560 will not charge on docking station???

Postby shad0w » April 17th, 2010, 5:21 pm

Ah yea.. I tore the whole roomba apart and got it figured it out :)
Got it working again!

Thnx for the advice guys
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Re: Roomba 560 will not charge on docking station???

Postby TweakedSystems » December 22nd, 2013, 1:06 am

Wow I came across this post :D Looking for an answer to my 533 not charging on at the Docking Station.. the power plug trick worked.. :thanks:
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