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Even rechargeable batteries need to be replaced periodically. If it is under warranty have the place where you purchased it help you. If it is not under warranty and it has a lot of charge/recharge cycles on it then open it up and remove the battery and take it to be tested first before you purchase a replacement battery.
That being said, your radio can use 3 regular AA batteries. If it were me I wouldn't fool with tracking down some overpriced battery pack because all that battery pack is, is 3 AA batteries in some shrink tube. Buy 3 AA rechargeable batteries from Radio Shack or Wal-Mart.
Also you need to hit the reset button in the back when ever you change the batteries.
I had the same problem so I sent an email to Eton's customer service, this was their response and it worked for me: Please use the following procedure to reset it. Please remove your AAA batteries and unplug the rechargeable battery. Let the radio sit for 30 to 45 minutes, then put them back in. To play it from the AAAs press and release BATT first, then POWER. To play if from the rechargeable, first press DYN/SOL, then turn the crank for 90 seconds, then press and release POWER.
To charge the unit with an AC adapter, plug in the AC adapter, press the DYN/SOL button and make sure that it reads SOL/DYN in the lower right corner of the display. Let it charge for about 8 hours. Make sure that it still says SOL/DYN and press the POWER button. It should play for about 5 to 6 hours, depending on the volume.
It may be that the water shorted out the battery, and draining a rechargeable totally is a sure way to kill it. If the battery was a couple of AA NiMH, and the radio was well dried out, i would say replace them and see if it works. As it is it looks like proper service people should look at it.
I will give my info here and say that I -was- able to replace the battery in my Freeplay S360.
I purchased two of the 2/3 AA rechargable NiCD batteries and soldered them together. Then I rewired it into the radio and voila! It works!
Total cost: about US $4
Total time: about 20 minutes
Now all I need to do is remember to use the thing every month or so, just to keep the battery in good condition.
Home Depot recalled all of them for this reason. Great radio, just use reachable batteries instead of the charger stand. The stand and OEM battery is the problem.
I kept mine and use rechargeable's instead.