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Ac addapter not working

I plug in the addapter and it does not work with out new batteries in the scanner

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I had the same issue when I first got my scanner. There is a switch in the battery compartment that you need to set so it will charge the batteries. It is there so if you're using non rechargeable batteries you wont charge them in ruin your scanner when they leak/explode. Hope this works for you.

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