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Left walkie talkies with batteries in - wont turn on

I have a set of walkie talkies that I left with rechargeable batteries in. I didn't use them for about a year. The batteries ran down but there is no corrosion or any signs of deterioration. The batteries take a charge but the walkie talkies wont turn on. Is there anything I can do to get them to work?

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    Janet Jun 10, 2012

    We had the same problem (except ours sat for about 10 years without use). They wouldn't recharge in the walkie talkies, but we removed the batteries and put them into a NiCad battery recharger and much to our surprise and delight, they charged up without a problem. Good luck.

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    lit_spirit Feb 08, 2014

    Thanx, did the same but one of the walkie talkies had no life in it :(

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Need get battery our and spry CRC Cleaner to Battery contact cause they are rusted

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Menu / Power button plus the volume up.
Had the same problem with my LXT350 with brand new batteries.

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    Kenneth Wiedemeier May 30, 2019

    Menu / Power button plus the volume up.
    Had the same problem with my LXT350 with brand new batteries.

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Replace the batteries. they will not take a full charge once they are that depleted.

Posted on Dec 17, 2017

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You can ask the seller you bought the walkie talkie from.
Sorry, I don't speak English very well.

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SOURCE: low battery icon on Midland LXT350 walkie-talkies

Your LXT350 is equipped for using an optional rechargeable NiMH battery pack which can be recharged by inserting the AC adapter into the radio charge jack, or with the optional desktop charger.

I would make sure the radio is off, then insert the charger. Charge only for the prescribed time (no more/no less) and remove from the charger.

Charge time is initially 24 hours. Charge time is about 12 hours thereafter. For maximum battery life, it is recommend charging the battery pack when the low battery icon comes on. Remove the radios from the charger when the charge time expires.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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This is more for "mshtexas" than the OP but I'm sure there may be others out there wondering the same thing. The power cord that comes with this unit has a 9.0v output at 200mA with the center pin being positive

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Or buy some AA batteries and the charger for them then charge them and put them in that should work to

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It's really hard to tell what's going on without more information, but it sounds like your two problems are really one; that is, the shutdown is due to low battery power. If you have a voltmeter you can check the charger output and the battery voltage when fully charged. My bet is that the batteries are no good, so they are not taking a full charge and are discharging rapidly. Try new batteries in one of the radios and see if that solves the problem.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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