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I used my makita 18v 1/2" cordless drill then charged it and put it away. When I tried to use it again a month later there was no power. I tried to recharge the battery but red light would only stay on for 4-5 minutes then go out. Reinserted battery in drill but nothing--no sign of life. The drill is 15 years old and has work with no problems up to now. This is my second Makita battery in 15 years the first one lasted ten years.

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WOW! Count yourself very lucky. Most batteries don't last half that time. The newer battery probably has a lower amp hour rating than the first one. When replacing the battery (and you must replace it) look for the one with the HIGHEST amp hours - which is usually written on the battery or packaging. You can also ask at a Batteries Plus store if they can re-build the original battery for you- since the unit is so old, and Makita might not make replacements for your drill. You could rebuild the battery yourself,it is only 12 AA or C batteries wired together, but ni-cads can be dangerous when soldering and can explode if you slip up. Best bet is to get a new or rebuilt battery.

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