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Not charging I have the same product and it's a piece of ****. The only time I had to use it it didn't work as it was to be fully charged. I remarked that it discharged by itself in my glovebox. I tried to charge it, but when I plugged it into the wall and hit the charging button, it didn't worked. It's constantly beeping and no light are flashing, the charging light stays red and not flashing..... wow! an other great product from B&D!

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Here is what the B&D site says.
"If the unit starts to beep continuously, let it beep for about 1 minute, then turn the unit off and unplug the charger from the unit. Allow the unit to sit a full minute and then repeat the charging process.
If you still experience difficulties with the unit beeping after about ten attempts to charge, we recommend bringing the unit back to the retailer for an exchange, or taking the unit to the nearest factory-owned service center for assistance. "

They say the chip needs reset.
It didn't work for me though.

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