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I have a gmr885 walkie talkie set...we used them last weekend as we moved from ct to maine..they were charged well before we left ct and when we got to maine put them in the charger, no lights showed lite on the charger and the walkie talkies did not charge...we went to radio shack and purchased a new adapter for the base, but they still do not charge...any suggestions on how to get these to recharge would be a big help. Thank you

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You might try cleaning the battery contacts and the charger contacts with a pencil eraser. It could be you are not getting good connection. Also check your batteries to see they are installed correctly and are touching the internal battery contacts to the radio. Try switching the battery pack to the opposite radio, as a test to see if one will turn on. It would be highly unusual for both radios and/or chargers to fail at the same time. So the problem is probably something simple.

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