Skullcandy Sesh Evo Case Not Charging: How to Fix

It’s always the issue with rechargeable earbud cases, they’re always finding one way or the other to let you down especially if they’ve been used for a while. While some of the issues can be blamed on the manufacturer’s design, a lot of the problems we face with our earbud cases are often caused by us; how we handle them.

In this article, we will delve into this common issue as it relates to Skullcandy Sesh Evo cases. If you happen to have one, don’t consider throwing it out just yet, we will be explaining different ways through which you can get it to work optimally again and the causes so it can be avoided going forward. 

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Skullcandy Sesh Evo Case Not Charging: Possible Causes

Your Skullcandy Sesh Evo case may not be charging for a couple of reasons, and these may include.

  • Broken Charging Case

If you’ve been mishandling your Sesh Evo charging case for a while, chances are that it has incurred damage that’s more or less beyond repair. That’s not to suggest that Skullcandy does very little strength testing on their products, it’s an earbud case, and it’s not something that should be used to falling regularly, or subjected to heavy loads.

  • Worn-out or Damaged Port

This is often the case when you’ve been using you’ve got the earbud case for a while, and have been using multiple charging cables on it. It can also happen if you’ve repeatedly tried to force it in the wrong way if it’s not a Type C cable and charging port. In this case, your earbud is pretty much out of commission unless you’re good with electronics and can take it apart to replace the charging port. 

  • Power Failure with the Internal Battery in the Case

The battery in the earbud case of the Skullcandy Sesh Evo is not replaceable, as such, if there’s any fault due to leakage or expended charge cycle, it’ll be difficult to tell. That being said, it becomes challenging for the case to supply energy to the earbuds. In cases like this, you’ll often be able to charge your earbuds only while the case is being charged. 

  • Accumulation of Dirt Around Contact Pins

This is often the case if you’ve been using your earbuds for an extended period of time. There can be an accumulation of dust on the contact pins, sometimes it may not even be noticeable, and other times, it can be worse to the point where the pins become stiff. This will often make the contact pins stop charging the device, and if not remedied, the earbud case would stop charging altogether. 

Skullcandy Sesh Evo Case Not Charging: How to Fix

Skullcandy earbuds (like every other) are quite portable, as such, fixing issues by taking it apart is usually not a viable option – it’s going to be hard to carry out replacement when parts go bad. However, there are some tricks you can try out before considering getting another earbud. 

  • Clean the Contact Pins and Charging Port

This should be the first remedy to consider before anything else, especially if you’ve not really been mishandling the device. You want to take a small brush and gently scrub the pins, then blow to remove the dirt.

You’d be doing the same for the charging port, but make sure to be gentle as you don’t want to break it off the circuit board or bend any of the pins.

  • Try Another Charger or Cable

As elementary as it may sound, the problem might just be coming from the charger you’re using alone, and getting a replacement may be all you need to get your earbud working properly again. A faulty charger can not only fail to charge your device but also put in a false charge that is easily drained. 

  • Plug in For an Extended Period

This is often the solution when the problem seems to be with your battery dying. You want to charge for an extended period than normal, then investigate the results after. Meanwhile, you want to make sure that the charging case is completely drained before starting the charge cycle.

  • Reset the Earbud

Sometimes, after a power surge, your earbud can go out of sync, making it require a factory reset before working properly again. To reset a Skullcandy Sesh Evo earbud, simply take both earbuds out of the case and hold the sensors at the back for about 10 seconds. After the reset, proceed to pair again, then try charging the device.

How Long Does It Take to Charge the Skullcandy Sesh Evo?

Charging speed today largely depends on two things; battery size, and the charging port being used. The battery size of the Sesh Evo earbud case is only 400mAh, as such, you expect it to be charged quickly.

Moreso, the product uses a USB Type C cable which according to manufacturer reports can give users 2 hours of battery life on a 10-minute charge. Overall, the Sesh Evo earbud case only needs 60 minutes to go from 0-100%. 


  • Lawrence Munson

    I'm Lawrence Munson, a tech blogger and audio enthusiast. is where I share my thoughts and findings on the latest audio gear such as earphones, soundbars, subwoofers, equalizers, etc. I love to test new products to help my readers understand and enjoy their devices better, and I'm always eager to share my knowledge about audio technology and how it works.