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Hi there...I had not used my Hoveround MPV4 scooter for over a year and when I finally went to use it, the batteries were no good any longer as they would not hold a charge...so I just bought two brand new batteries and came home to charge them for the first time and when I plug my charger in and turn it on...it goes to a flashing green light..which says something regarding a battery disconnect? Is there something I need to do the first time after you connect new batteries...some kind of code with the control or something? I for the life of me and my husband, can't figure out why it won't hold a charge or seem to start charging even. It is an older charger, but it charged the old batteries, so I don't think the charger is the problem, but as soon as we plug in the charger and turn it on with the new batteries, it goes right to a flashing green light...and the batteries were load tested and were not charged when we bought them....we are kind of at a loss as to what to do next...and hope you can give us some advice as I have gone 2 days without my scooter "my legs" I call it..and really need to fix this asap..so any information you can help me with, would be so very much appreciated. Thank you so much. Pam

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Hi Pam,
The new batteries should work right away. (Your old ones had gone solid from sitting for so long- charge the new ones at least once a week to keep that from happening, even if you are not using your power chair.)
You may want to check all of the connections to make sure they are tight especially on the battery posts, also make sure the fuses are not burned out. It's recommended to run the new batteries into the red (fully discharge) then let them charge for 8-12 hours to make sure the batteries get a full charge the first time out, but if you haven't done that, it should not cause any flashing lights.
You said that green lights were flashing (assuming on the controller); if all 10 bars (3 red, 4 yellow, 3 green) are flashing that indicates a poor battery connection. 9 bars means you need to do a brake reset. Check page 51 of your manual for controller light codes or check this link: http://www.pgdt.com/scenter/diagnostics/diagvsi.html
If you have any other concerns, let me know. Good luck!

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