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I cannot get Battery Indicater Light to quit beeping

I have a Realistic Pro 2021, the battery indicater light will no quit beeping, I have put a new battery in, the scanner still is beeping, thanking you in advance if you can solve my problem. Bob Cranston

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Hi to all, having read the possible solutions to my problem, I removed the case from the radio exposing all of the inside after a good visual of the components I discovered lots of dust and places around the battery compartment had corrrosion inside the where I would not have seen, after cleaning well with contact spray and blowing the dust out of it I now have a fully restored scanner. Thanks for the advice and have a Great 2008!!!
Bob C..Alberta Canada

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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Hi,

There could be three (3) reasons why the low battery indicator is activated:
1. weak/undercharge/discharge batteries;
2. dirty/corroded/loose battery contacts/terminals; and/or
3. internal fault with the electronic sensing for battery level/state.

Corrective measures would require:
a. replace/recharge batteries. The new rechargeable batteries need at least 16 hours of charging time;
b. clean, scrape, tighten (need to bend a little more towards the battery terminals) the spring/contacts of the battery holder;
c. (on the internal fault) your best bet might be to seek the services of a professional electronic technician since this would need familiarity with electronic components, their circuitry and diagnosis, perhaps a bit of soldering and the use of a DVM.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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    Louie Role Feb 03, 2008

    Hi again,

    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate the rating.

    Cheers.

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