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Battery will not take charge from wall unit

When I turn on my zumo 450 a blue screen appears and the unit shuts off. The wall charging unit is not charging the battery.

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Remove the battery for several minutes, replace the battery and plug the wall socket in, leave it for several hours. The battery is probably too dead to do anything, and recharges very slowly. If this doesn't work, try a replacement battery, before you send the unit in for repairs.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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