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Norelco 8894XL will not take a charge

I've had this razor for about 6 years. Suddenly it went from its normal ~100 minute battery life to nothing. After charging it for a while, it says 100 minutes, FULL. But it only runs for a few seconds to maybe a minute before suddenly shutting off and saying zero minutes again. It does the same thing if I try to use it plugged in. Plugged in, It will run for a few seconds and then die. If I unplug it and plug it back in, it will run for a few seconds again before dying. That makes for a *very* slow shave!

Is this a battery problem? Can it be restored or replaced?

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Sounds like you're getting to the end of your natural battery life. As for replacing the batteries, it's not an easy job. You need to have a special Torx screwdriver to undo the screws.

The batteries are soldered onto the Control Board (it's unfortunately not just a case of cracking open the case and putting in batteries in an instant)

It may be worth speaking to your local Philips Service Center (refer to www.philips.com)

Not being at work, I can't check whether your shaver is a mains/rechargeable, but if you plug it in and it works full power immediately you've got a workaround. I usually recommend if you're replacing a shaver to spend a little more $$'s to get one that is mains and rechargeable so that when the batteries die, the shaver is still useable.

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SOURCE: Norelco Spectra 8 Model 8894XL: Need a new Razor Head Assembly

It sounds like you need a new "head holder". These often wear out over time and fall apart. You will find a replacement at shaveroutlet.com. See link below.

http://shaveroutlet.com/norelco-philips-spectra-sensotec-head-frame-with-hinge-p-329.html

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