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HELP! Symbol PPT 8800

I have a PPT8800 Mobile Computer from Symbol, and when in the cradel it flashes red. I changed the batteries twice thinking that was the problem. I used same battery on a diff scanner and it worked so not the battery, used a good working scanner on the cradel and theres nothing wrong with cradel. OK, so is not the battery, is not the cradel, please help i don't know what elso to do.

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Re: HELP! Symbol PPT 8800 - Symbol PPT 8800 Portable Terminal Data Collection Terminals

Did it used to work ... but now has failed?

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