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Batteries will not charge

I purchased the same drill about 3 weeks ago. Returned it 3 times for another one. Neither battery would charge. Finally returned for a refund.

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Ni-cad will go bad if they sit for a long time
before charged, now Ni-mi you can charge it
at any time,so next ask or look for NI-MI
they will know what you are talking about.
Hope this helps.

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