How to Fix a Broken Vibrator

There are so many amazing diverse vibrators out there, from the rabbit dildo to the love egg. There’s a vibrator for everybody and their specific sexual needs. The only downside is depending on how much you use your toy, the more likely it is to break, and there is nothing more frustrating than wanting to use your vibrator and it not working! But what can you do with a broken vibrator? 

Well, to save you time and money, knowing how to fix a vibrator yourself is the best next step to getting back to shaking the bed. 

Is Your Vibrator Broken Out Of The Box? 

You just bought this brand new vibrator and can’t wait to get it out of its packaging and give it a go, but then, crap! It’s not working! There are a few different things you can try before just sending it back because, after all, that’s a lot of messing around!

The steps to take when your vibrator is broken 

1. Look at the Instructions

Sometimes when you read the manual, the answer to the problem might be staring right back at you. Some vibrators, due to travelling overseas, will have a travel lock put on them, so it doesn’t start buzzing in Postman Pat’s sack. So it might be as simple as just flipping a switch, and away you go!

2. Checking the Batteries

The amount of times we have all bought something and forgot to check whether it comes with batteries is insane, so although it sounds like a simple thing that you’d obviously check for, we know we’ve all been there! So first, check and make sure that you have some batteries in or that they are the right way around because those + and – ’s are a tough one to crack sometimes! 

Also, check that they need batteries in the first place. A lot of vibrators have a plug-in and charge functionality, so you might actually have to plug your vibrator into a USB before you can buzz freely.

3. Protective Paper 

Do you know those annoying little tabs that stop the connection from the vibrator to the battery? Yep, those! We always forget about those little devils! Check all around your toy and make sure there aren’t any hidden little tab monsters hiding out of view because that could be the reason why your toy isn’t turning on.

4. Press and Hold 

Some makes of vibrators have a protection system, where to activate the vibrator, you have to press and hold the start button for a few seconds to get the vibration signals twitching. Again, make sure to check your manual instructions on how to do this correctly before diving in!

Is your vibrator still broken? 

Sometimes your vibrator is just broken, but is that going to stop you? Hell, no! You spent good money on this thing. If you have the know-how and the kit to do so, why not just fix it yourself? Here are some examples of different vibrators you can try to fix:

Broken Bullet Vibrator 

If your bullet isn’t working, you might have to pry it open and have a look, so depending on the model, you can open it up and try to see if there is any dirt or debris in or around the motor that controls the vibrations. If there is, use a Q-tip and sterile alcohol to get it out. 

If you have anything that can be used as a lubricant as well, then put some of that on the motor to help get it running again, close it all back up and try it again; our fingers are crossed for you!

Broken Wand Vibrator 

These vibrators are renowned for not working from time to time, so to find where the issue is stemming from, you will have to remove the battery and control unit from the vibrator casing itself. 

Once it’s separated, you can then check out that the wires are in good condition. There should be no connection losses or any fraying of the wires. Look for any corrosion of the actual battery itself and clean around the battery area to keep it clean from any debris that could get inside the mechanism. Then put it all back together and try it out again. 

Just remember, though, while it is good if you decide to fix these vibrators yourself, if you need to cut or take out anything from the original vibrator, it wouldn’t be validated under warranty anymore since you dabbled with it. This means that if you decide to send it back, you would have to cover the costs of getting it fixed.

Is There Still Nothing Helping/Working? 

If you have tried everything and nothing has worked, you can try to contact the customer service of the brand you bought the vibrator from. They might put you in touch with someone who can help, ask you to send it back and give you a replacement, or just give you a refund so you can buy a different one or try a new one. 

A good, well-made vibrator shouldn’t just break on you. Vibrators are designed to give you years of enjoyment, but things do happen, and sometimes you get a dodgy one. So learning how to fix your own vibrator can come in handy if this does happen to you!

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