Leader in the male beauty market, the Philips brand surprises with its innovative products. This was the case when the OneBlade electric razor first came out a few years ago. But unfortunately, despite certain technological prowess, electrical components are still susceptible to malfunctions. So when your Philips OneBlade does not turn on anymore, this is the tragedy. Fortunately, in most cases, the fault is easily repairable. So, without delay, find out why your electric razor no longer works and how to fix it.
Philips OneBlade that no longer works: the causes
Like any electronic device, Philips shavers can malfunction at some point. When the OneBlade no longer works, several causes can explain it :
1 – The shaver is plugged into an electrical outlet. Be aware that when the Philips OneBlade shaver is plugged into an electrical outlet, it cannot be used. This avoids the risk of electric shock. Remember to unplug it from the charger before turning it on.
2 – The electric razor is locked. On some Philips OneBlades, a lock option is integrated to prevent the shaver from being activated inadvertently. In this case, you may see the lock symbol (padlock) flashing on the shaver. To turn it off, you just need to press the Power button for 3-5 seconds. When the light stops flashing, your OneBlade should be functioning normally again.
3 – The OneBlade electric razor has overheated. If your shaver has turned off during use and won't turn back on, it may have overheated. In this case, wait a few minutes and then try to use it again.
4 – The battery of your Philips OneBlade is low. In this case, the current delivered will not be able to allow the shaver to operate or switch on. It may also be defective if you have been using your razor for years.
5 – The Philips shaver is dirty or damaged. We don't always think about it, but when the OneBlade razor detects abnormal clogging, its automatic short-circuit engages and it can then no longer turn on until it has been cleaned. On some models, a cleaning symbol may light up to notify this. In this case, there is no doubt to have, you will have to clean it thoroughly so that it lights up again. Note that if the blade is damaged, it will need to be replaced.
6 – Philips OneBlade charging accessory no longer works. In this case, the charger or the charging base can no longer deliver the current necessary for the operation of the shaver.
7 – A hardware component is faulty. When your Philips OneBlade does not turn on at all, the problem may be with the battery or a power connector. When it turns on but does not work, the problem is definitely with the motor.
If your Philips shaver does not work on first use, check that you have assembled it correctly and that you have followed the start instructions present on the instructions for your OneBlade model.
How do I fix a Philips OneBlade shaver that no longer turns on?
When your Philips OneBlade electric shaver does not turn on, you will have to try toidentify the origin of the problem for so the solve in an effective way. This is what we will see in this part.
Charging the Philips OneBlade shaver
It is possible that your OneBlade does not turn on because its battery is too low. Indeed, if the voltage required to operate the shaver is not sufficient, the motor will not be able to operate. If the battery is completely empty, it will not be able to turn on at all. Here are the checks and manipulations to be carried out:
If you are using your shaver for the first time, or have not used it for a long time, switch it on. long charge. That is to say to load at least 8 hours. If no charging light comes on when you plug it in, it may be normal. When the battery has been deeply discharged, the light may take 2 hours to come on.
If you find that OneBlade battery is low, also put it to charge for several hours. Note that for most OneBlade razor models, it takes 8 hours of charging for 45 minutes of autonomy. Also be aware that for most models of OneBlade, when its battery is almost empty, the light on the shaver flashes orange and when it is charging, the light flashes green. When fully charged, the light will stay solid green for 30 minutes and then turn off. Some models do not have a charging light. In this case, if you want to learn how to know if your OneBlade is charged, refer to the user manual or consult the article on this subject on the Philips site by clicking here.
Note: If you have any doubts about how to charge your Philips charger, find the explanations in your manual or on the Philips website by clicking here.
Clean your Philips OneBlade
It may also be that your OneBlade razor no longer works because it is dirty or damaged. Indeed, although it may seem surprising and that the failure is relatively infrequent, it happens that a lack of maintenance has activated the automatic safety of the electric razor. This safety device is in fact a circuit breaker that is activated when the device detects a fault in use, cleanliness, overheating or a component that could negatively impact its performance and components.
Then check if the blade is clogged by hair or dirt. If so, remove them by blowing on them. Then run the blade under lukewarm water. Be careful, make sure that the charging port cover is properly closed if the shaver is equipped with one. Remember to remove the clogs to also rinse them independently with lukewarm water. Then let the accessories and the blade air dry. Do not use a cloth, towel or paper as this could damage the blade which would then become less efficient. In principle, you should clean the shaver after each use to avoid operating problems.
Also check the condition of the blade. If it appears to be damaged, the motor may no longer work for this reason. It will then have to be replaced. To do this, go to a specialist store or to the Philips online store. Note that you will need to replace the blade approximately every 4 months.
Test the electric shaver charging attachment
When your Philips OneBlade shaver does not turn on, it may in fact be thathe no longer charges. And when the battery has no power, it obviously can't operate your device. In this case, after checking that the electrical outlet is not faulty, you will need check charging accessory that you use, namely the charger and / or the charging base. These accessories may be incompatible or defective.
Test the Philips charger
First of all, if you no longer use the original OneBlade charger, check that the charger you are using is compatible with your OneBlade model. Indeed, each razor has different characteristics that require specific charging criteria. If you use a counterfeit, low-end charger or simply one with a lower charge current, it will not be able to charge the shaver effectively. Eventually, you also risk damaging the battery. Always use a certified Philips brand charger to replace the original charger. You can find a certified charger on their Online Store or at an electronics store.
Secondly, try clean the trimmer charging port (hole in which you insert the charger). To do this, use a dry cotton swab or a dry, soft, lint-free cloth. Be careful to go gently to avoid damaging the fragile connectors. Do the same with the charger plug (end that fits into the mower).
Last but not least, check if the charger is powering the shaver and so if it works. Indeed, it is possible that the wires internal to the charger are defective. In this case, the voltage delivered to your Philips electric shaver will be zero or less than it needs. You can start by visually checking the charger. If it looks damaged (bare, cracked, melted etc.), it is probably faulty. In this case, you can push the test, either by getting a compatible charger, or by testing it electrically like this:
- Plug the shaver charger into a working electrical outlet
- Set the multimeter to direct current voltmeter position
- Using the terminals of the multimeter, test the current on the output plug of the charger. Be careful not to short-circuit. If you have never performed the manipulation, we advise you to consult a video tutorial on the net.
If the voltage is similar to that indicated on your charger, it is working normally. In case the voltage is lower or zero, then it is defective and it is responsible for the fact that your Philips OneBlade does not turn on anymore. You will then have to replace it with an equivalent and, if possible, original charger.
Testing the OneBlade charging cradle
When your Philips OneBlade electric shaver has stopped working and you are using a charging base to recharge it, it may be faulty. In this case, you will also need to test it by doing the following:
First, visually check if you find that the charging station terminals (metal tips on which you insert your shaver) seem Sales ou oxidized. If they seem dirty, we invite you to clean them with a dry, soft and lint-free cloth. If they appear oxidized or very dirty, you can also use a special compressed air spray can for electrical components. Be careful, these manipulations are done with the razor off and off. Then check if the terminals seem bent and if your shaver fits properly into the terminals (without having to force). If you notice that the shaver does not engage correctly on the terminals, it will be necessary to replace the charging base because the contacts are certainly no longer made correctly.
Secondly, check if the charging base is powering the electric shaver. For this, use another compatible charging station or test it electrically by proceeding as follows:
- Plug the base into a working electrical outlet
- Position the multimeter on direct current voltmeter
- Position the test probes on the terminals of the charging base
You should find a approximately the same charging voltage to that indicated. If the voltage detected is zero or lower, the base no longer delivers the current required for charging and this explains why your OneBlade electric razor no longer turns on. It will then be necessary to replace the charging base. Again, preferably choose a Philips certified charging cradle to avoid any incompatibility issues.
Call Philips service center or a professional repairer
Unfortunately, if the previous checks and manipulations did not yield any results, and your Philips OneBlade still does not turn on, the problem is probably hardware-based. Indeed, a internal component has probably failed following a shock or natural wear. It may be the battery, engine, electronic card or a power connector. In this case, the device must be disassembled, the various components tested and then the faulty one replaced. To repair this breakdown, electrical authorizations are necessary. If you have one, we invite you to consult a video tutorial on this subject.
Otherwise, we advise you to call the Philips after-sales service if your broken OneBlade shaver is still eligible for warranty. If not, you can either contact a professional repairer for an estimate of the price of the repair, or buy a new razor. Note that given the price, it is unfortunately often more advantageous to buy a new razor rather than repair it.