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Battery replacement? I have the Midland G-227 walkie talkie set. We have had them off for the past 3 or 4 months. We had just purchased new batteries and a new charger for them as the same problem had occured previously. The problem being, we charged the batteries as directed in the owners manual. After being stored for a while we put them on the charger for about 24 hours and we are unable to turn them on. Both lights come on on the charger but niether one of them will turn on. What are we doing wrong?????? Please let me know as this has been quite an investment for us to use only a few times. When they worked they worked very well. I would love to beable to have them work again. Thanks so much for your time and hope to have a solution soon. Respectfuly, Kris

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Kris, are you sure that the radio es working properly with other batteries, I mean if you use with 4 AAA batteries does the radio turn on? If the radio turn on, is your battery lasting as ussual? check if the battery contacts are ok, may be one of them could be damaged or rusted. I hope this can help Neto

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