So I put the little guy on the charger, he lights up, and I wait a good 15 minutes just to make sure the battery is full. I boot up the app and the moment he disconnects from the charger he turns off. I tried a few adapters just to make sure, even plugged the charger directly into my laptop, tried a few outlets and still nothing. He lights up on the base but won't hold the charge.
Edit: I have contacted Anki about it, they said they can replace it but y'know...I'm attached.
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check that you are trying to charge the right batteries for the charger. Alkaline batteries will not charge and nic hydroxide need a special charger. Every possibility you got alkaline batteries to start with. make sure your batteries are rechargeable.
To maximize your battery life let them cool down 15 minutes before you put them on the charger.Also let them cool down after charging before use for 15 minutes.Store your batteries with a full charge and condition them every month by using them a little bit and return them to the charger for a full charge.
I have 2 of these devices. Try using a cellular phone charger with the same plug at the end and plug it in. I have waited 5-10 minutes after doing this and they have come back to life and turn on. Maybe it will work for you.
Okay what happens sometimes is the charger gets into a feed back loop. What to do is remove the battery unplug the charger wait a few seconds (Maybe 20/30) plug the charger back into the outlet and then put the battery back in the charger. It should start to charge again and a few minutes later go to the blinking for full charge green.
It'll happen the other way as well meaning if the battery gets a memory (they say they don't but they do) you need to unplug the battery let is sit till it's cool and put it back on charge again. I've had this problem many times and have put it on charge and back off several times with in 15 minutes before it started to charge as it should.
Also these batteries do have a life span and if it's a three year old battery with many charges it could be failing meaning it just won't take a full charge.
You have dead nimh (nickle metal hydride) batteries. You
will need a replacement. You can test for this by removing the battery
and holding the power button for 15 seconds. This will restart the
charging cycle as if the battery were new.
As you know, solid red on your charger means that the battery is fully charged and the BLINKING red light means the battery is charging. Unless the light is blinking irradically everything is working the way it is supposed to. If the light is blinking irradically, the battery may just be too hot or too cold to charge ( like when you are driving many lags and your battery dies) and in this case simply wait 15 minutes to charge. If you get a fast blinking light still, the problem probably is with the battery.
Are you using the home base or are you plugging the charger directly into the Roomba? If you are using the base, give plugging directly into the unit a try.
You might also try resetting the battery. With the battery out of the unit, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds or so. After this is done, plug the charger directly into the unit, and let it charge for 3 days (no kidding, 3 days). After that, if you still have issues, it might be time for a new battery, or time to send the little guy in for repair.
ok i had this isssue and figure out what to do. this is all afterm you know that you have a good charger and or battery.
1. completely turn of phone unplug charger.
2. take and put battery back in phone and plug charger.
3. hold hit camera button and power buton. phone will come on if the update was washed it will come straight on. if not you will see the blue LED dont worry yet. just keep holding for 15 sec.
4. while phone blue LED is still on hit and hold (drum Role) menu and track ball for 15 sec.
5. now unplug charger and take out battery. wait 10 sec
6. now put battery back in and leave charger off. and turn on. unless you was in middle of update and hardware failed this WILL bring your G1 back up and running.
hope this helps everyone . MIll$tronics signing out.
Its pretty simple to fix. The lithium battery has just depolarized. Just buy a 9V battery.... put them end to end... the 9V and the lithium and touch the metal parts of them. hold for 20 seconds... if it doesn't work, lick the 9V to conduct the electricity better.. hold for 20 seconds and put directly on the charger... I just did this, and it is charging as we speak! good luck!