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The chargeable batteries in my trusty philishave 5830 have been running down gradually. Lately, the shaver got quite hot when a plugged it in for a re-charge. Now, suddenly, it will not charge at all, so I can use teh shaver even when plugged in to the mains supply. Will this problem be fixed simply by replacing the batteries, or is the problem likely to be in the electronic bits that manage the changing, or maybe even is it the transformer that overheated?

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It is impossible for me to say for sure without actually looking at it but the problem is, most likely, the battery. Changing it will probably fix the problem.
Take a look at the circuit boeard for corrosion or burnt spots. If you see neither of these, I would say that there is a 98% chance that only the battery needs changed

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