Question about Drills
Ryobi batteries are pretty low quality so they are likely bad if they have just been sitting there dead that long. Check the charger with a volt meter to see if it has output. If it does then the batteries are bad.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, Thanks for getting back to me. The yellow and blinking red indicate a defective cell. Since it has lithium cells and is that new any repair to it would be a waste of your time. Ryobi tools purchased in 2008 have a 2 year warranty. I am guessing you probably got it at a home depot and you should return it under the warranty. All new Ryobi tools have a three year warranty. Good Luck! and Thanks for using fixya!
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
Had the same problem with some makita batteries, Was going to throw them away so decided to take apart and see what was happening. The are made up of 1.5 volt cells soldered together, found that many had .9 volts or less and others had 1.5 or more. This means that some of the cells had gone bad (probably due to lack of chemical reaction). Found that if I collected all of the 1.5 volt together could charge just fine. Problem is it is very hard to get them all soldered back together and even harder to enclose them. If a mfg. could come up with some way to change cells individually they could make a lot of money and save us a lot. So the answer to your question is buy you at least one more battery and recycle your old one.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
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Posted on Apr 12, 2009
SOURCE: light on ryobi 18v charger
More than likely a defective battery sinse the other ones charge fine..
Bring it back for exchange of another one..
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Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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