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Plantronics Bluetooth Headset P590

My headset will not power on or charge. I have the bluetooth Plantronics P590. Worked great yesterday. Just a few months old and haven't had any problems until today when I thought my battery was dead and I plugged them in to charge. Won't charge off the computer USB charger or the wall plug in so, shouldn't be a charger cord problem. Any thoughts?

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  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    i have the mad catz headset and the exact same thing happened to me a few days ago. please help!

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    battery won't charge.
    I want to replace battery inside bluevoice. Do you sell a replacement battery?

  • HDbell May 31, 2008

    "My headset will not power on or charge. I have the bluetooth Plantronics P590. Worked great yesterday. Just a few months old and haven't had any problems until today when I thought my battery was and I plugged them in to charge. Won't charge off the computer USB charger or the wall plug in so, shouldn't be a charger cord problem. " This description is identical to my problem. My son has the same headset and we plugged his into my charger from the wall and his worked fine. The problem is with the P590 itself. I had left it on by while it was plugged into the wall. When I cam back to use it days later , Inoticed it was switched on by .

  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    Same problem, they just stopped working, worked fine one day and then recharged and stopped.

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    I have a Pulsar P590 also. My problem is that when I'm pairing it, it doesn't blink red and blue. I've used it for about 4 months and there's no problem pairing it with my phone. Right now it's a mess...and there telling me to buy half the price to exchange it with my stupid headset...******** Plantronics!

  • tarisk Jul 20, 2008

    I have to push real hard to make the connection between the charging cable and the headset work. Pretty soon, I'm sure it will stop working altogether.

  • Greenwichkid Oct 16, 2008

    I have the same problem, my headset won't charge at all, the charger is working as that charges the bluetooth device that comes with the headphones however no life in the headset. Bascially it ran out of juice and now it won't take a charge.

    All help gratefully received.

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    Same problem.

  • hupi Dec 01, 2008

    Same problem already the second time (Now after warranty)! Any solutions available ?

  • andynicks Dec 01, 2008

    Same problem. Headphones won't charge. I've been using them on a regular basis for over a year and just this morning stopped wanting to charge. The bluetooth device still charges with no problems. Is there a battery replacement part number out there we can order?

  • ilusi0nz Dec 13, 2008

    Interestingly enough, I've only used my P590 headset for about a week until the battery died. I've now charged it for 2+ weeks, and still no light while it charges, or upon attempting to turn it on. I have NO clue what to do, there are no extra switches on the adapter, or the actual headset appears to not respond...

    I don't know what to do...

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    ditto. but this is my 8th replacement!

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    Unit wont charge or LED light will not go on during charging. I had let the battery run low, but it still works. I had a similar problem with a camera battery charging system where it would not charge if the battery was dead ( that is dumb but true). I hooked it up to a 9V battery to get it charged over the "lower" limit. That worked. I will try it with this unit but don't hold out hope.

  • dleung Mar 20, 2009

    Same problem and on the 3rd set already. No longer in warranty, so dismantled.
    Apparently, the charging connector goes into the right ear, where some circuitry must determine charge capacity and cutoff, because a cable is then run to the left ear, providing audio and power directly to the battery. The circuitboard that connects to the battery is just wiring: no logic circuits, so all the logic must be in the right ear, which is impossible to dismantle without destroying the metal cap securing the voice tube.



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This is a "known issue" that I have raised to Plantronics. Whether they do anything about it, remains to be seen. The workaround I have discovered seems to work with both of my P590 headphones that stopped charging:

1. Plug in the USB charging cable to a laptop or computer that is powered on.
2. Connect the USB charging cable to the headphones
3. Connect the 3.5mm headphone cord cable to the headphone output on the laptop of computer (this is the long cable with the normal 3.5mm stereo plug at each end)
4. Plug the other end of the 3.5mm cable into the P590 input.

The headphones should start charging.

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Thank you so much Carlos!!! I received these headphones as a gift about a decade ago and they were my favourite so I was quite upset when a couple years ago they wouldn't charge for me. I packed them away in a box in hopes that I might be able to fix them one day (I'm a tinkerer). Found them last week and decided to give it one last go before finally putting them to rest in the garbage when I found your post. IT WORKED!!! This just made my whole week. Thank you so much!!!!!!

Posted on Feb 21, 2015


My headset doest charge too. i tried the desktop stand...and the AC adaptor....but no power comming through. i cant say that my power isnt working coz when i tried the universal adaptor...that was charging fine. i have got a P590. PLZ HELP.....thankxxxxxxx

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I had the Same Problem... But I solved It by Putting headphones on Overnight charging and in between try to On the device... I hope this will work on urs too... If not Im Sorry...

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