mBot won't run on batteries, IR stopped working


Just finished assembling my mBot.

It will not turn on when using the batteries, only when connected via the USB cable. Batteries are brand new, fresh out of the package.

I was able to use the IR remote to move the mBot when the mBot was connected via USB. However, after I updated the firmware to v06.01.107 in an attempt to fix the battery problem, the IR remote stopped working.

I was able to upload a simple program that flashes the lights, so I know that the mBot itself is working.


Are you using the correct batteries? Is the battery cable connected as shown below:

There are two options on the mBot firmware update menu. The one that appears to be a higher version is the default firmware, which does not respond to IR Remote commands. Upload a new code to the mBot and see if it works.


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