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Audiovox model GMRS600SCH

One radio charges and the light comes on in the charger in either side.  the other radio will not charge (no light) in either side.  What could be wrong?  Is there somewhere in Sacramento, CA where I could take it for repair?

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Re: Audiovox model GMRS600SCH

I've the same problem.

I opened both radios and swapped batteries.

The problem followed the battery from the inop radio.

The battery specs are 3.7v-720mAh and its audiovox part number 156-2241.

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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Re: Audiovox model GMRS600SCH

The battery might not be taking a charge.... also make sure that the contacts are good and clean and making contact between the battery and charger contacts.


It might just be a matter of the pos. and neg contacts on the battery not making a connection with the contacts of the charger.


Its either that or the battery is dead an needs replacement. Any shop will be able to help you out if your not up to it. I cannot recommend any.... I'm in Canada

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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