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Not getting any power in my 3-year-old Sennheiser MKE44P even with a fresh battery inserted.

Hi, my mic was working fine two weeks ago but when I hooked it up to the same setup this evening (Edirol R1) the power light didn't flash when I switched it on and the Edirol wasn't getting any signal from it. I tried a bunch of different batteries including some fresh from the packet and no joy. The battery contact on the capsule end is looking quite green so I gently wiped it over with a pencil eraser but no difference. It's been in its box the whole time since I last used it.
This was a big investment for me and I hope to get a few more years good use out of it!
Any thoughts?
Many thanks!



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Battery acid is very corrosive and if you have had a leakage then the acid could have gotten further up into the mic and corroded some of the components, most likely a small power lead from the contact. It is always worth taking the battery out after use, a £3 battery can ruin £300 worth of kit.

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