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Car won't make a sound. Lights won't turn on. The battery works

When I turn the ignition to start the car I don't hear a sound. This started when my battery did die. I took it to a shop to get it charged and it's holding a charge now (I tested the charge with a multimeter) . I then drove it successfully to work (the radio was dying on the way there which I found strange) where I tried to start it there. Now it's stuck in my work parking lot (YAY!). The strange thing is is that the lights will not turn on, the radio player won't turn on, I cannot shift gears and once again the ignition does not make a sound. There is no electrical power to the car. If it's any consolation we took a multimeter to the two nodes at the battery terminal while the battery was disconnected and tested for continuity and it failed (The two nodes have a break in connection somewhere in the middle) Is that supposed to happen?

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Replace the battery with anew one and go from there

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