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Sometimes comes on. most times doesn't come on

Hit the on button, nothing happens. Plug in the unit. will power up. shut it down. try to power it up. nothing happens. how do i split the case? do i need new batteries?

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Re: sometimes comes on. most times doesn't come on

You need a new Battery. You said if you powered up on the plug its working right? So try to charge the battery like 30mins or so then try to power on to battery. If not get a new batt.

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