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Wont charge new roomba for xmas. lights on charging unit both flashing but no power in roomba. it worked yesterday when i got it out of the box and did a full clean. i feft it on charge over night ready for the clean today but when i got up no power atall please can you offer a solution. i have held down pock and start - no joy. i have checked the battery connections - no joy please help many thanks caroline

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Did you try plugging in 560 driectly to charger then run it?

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