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In the space for the single battery, the metal coil that presses

Against the battery came out and isn't quite straight. I tried to straighten it out and fit it back into the slot but it still doesn't work. Shouldn't the flat part of the battery go against the coil? Can I fix it myself. When I crank it the light indicating that cranking is taking place lights but the light on the radio itself doesn't light?

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  • inalabiner Feb 04, 2009

    I cranked it as directed (battery light was on) but nothing played. I called manufacturer who suggested that it might need a new green permanent battery (that I might try to get at Radio Shack) that they could send me. So why does the light on top go on but no radio?

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The problem was solved when I threw the radio away and bought a new one. The suggestions were of no use and I'm asking for a refund.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

To my understanding your radio has two separate circuitry; the radio itself and the powersupply unit composed of the battery, the charging (by cranking) circuitry. You would need a voltmeter (DVM/VOM) to check if the battery is charging; crank the unit for a few times to allow the battery to charge. Remove the battery and check if the voltage specified is present.

  • If it is and when placed back into the slot, the unit does not operate, then the radio side of the unit has to be attended to. This would mean opening the unit for a look & see. This could be as simple as a corroded terminal/connection or a faulty component such as a reverse protection diode;
  • If it is not, then the battery itself would no longer accept a charge and would require replacement.
Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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    Louie Role Feb 04, 2009

    Of course, another possibility is that the terminals/battery connector of the radio is corroded. It would then require cleaning and in some instances scraping to expose fresh metal.

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I am sorry to accept the reply that was given by most of the experts...


"Change the battery"....Only solution :)


Thnx.

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Bend the part back to the original shape to fit back the battery, if the battery had been damaged, contact the phone number listed on the owner manual to get a replacement part.

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    Ginko Feb 04, 2009

    The light may come on, but the radio may still not working because the battery is faulty.
    You need to test with the new battery.


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    Let us know if you solved the problem or if you need further help.

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Try to fix it inside as mostly it is not loose internally it is fixed tight.so it will not work if just kept inside as it should also be touching the board inside.

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Its connected internally the unit needs to be opened and the metal part has to be soldered on the circuit board to make it work.

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Welcome to Fixya! You can Bend this Back in Place and Yes the Battery is Correct. It will take a While of Cranking to get it to Light If the Power light is coming on. Please Rate my Solution, I need all the Help that I can Get! Thanks!

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