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Device will not charge...

I have had the shaver for a month, and now it will not charge. The unit is plugged in, I see the light inside the cleaner area, but the shaver will not charge.

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  • grafikman Oct 06, 2008

    I had 2 units with the same recharging problem. I sent the first back and the same thing happened with the replacement. I was using an old shaver while deciding when to send the replacement back to Braun, and I gave it one last chance after letting it sit for a month -and it actually charged. So I deduced that if you let it totally discharge it will have the recharge problem till some undetermined timing event in the electronics happens. But this last week I was shaving and heard the charge start to die, so I tried to turn it off -but it wouldn't let me! It totally discharged while I was frantically pressing the power button and now I can't charge it again. This shaver is a poorly engineered malfunctioning piece of ****.

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Just take it back to the store where it was purchased and they will trade it for a "New" (Not broken) one. It's the holiday season and you have a week or two, on returns. There is a two year warranty on the product ( Braun 5790 ), if you want to go that route. You can contact the company @ 1-800-BRAUN-11, the person, "I" spoke with, was very nice and didn't act like I was a problem and she didn't try to just blow me off.
Good Luck-

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YouTube pasted below:

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