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Flashing amber light, no battery recognition or power meter

Installed new battery, worked for half hour on battery only, all ok. Switched off and when switched on with ac adaptor I have a constant flashing light and no recognition of battery or any of the power meters.

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  • st2malo Mar 06, 2008

    Hi solved the problem with a new battery.

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This happens when one of the negative leads are not connected. Simple fix for skilled tech

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