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Battery has been changed in my winchester gun safe. red light is blinking. i punched in code and does nothing. no beep no nothing. what can i do?

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It's probably in penalty mode wait 5 minutes and see if it acts differently. If it's in penalty, every time you push a button it starts penalty over again If it does you may have a bad keypad
call your local safetech and he should be able to troubleshoot it and fix it

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SOURCE: I changed the battery in my winchester digital

was there not a key also? if not then remove the new and start over, if it still wont open refer to your paperwork that came with the unit there is always a number to call for questions.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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