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I have a pair of FR60 Talkabouts. I have not used them in a few years. After putting in fresh batteries, one is fine. The other is indicating "low battery" by the red flashing light next to the on/off/volume control switch and giving the characteristic double beep after depressing talk or call. I have tried two different sets of fresh batteries and know that batteries aren't the problem. I would welcome suggestions for fixing this problem. Greg Helms, Linthicum, MD

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There's a good chance that your problem is due to corrosion buildup on the radio's battery contacts. Even if you can't see and buildup, wipe the contacts firmly with dry cloth, the reinsert the batteries and try the set again. If you can see a heavy buildup on the contacts, you may need to clean them with a fine wire brush, steel wool, or fine sandpaper. Be sure to remove any residue from the cleaning before you install the batteries.

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