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Old Roomba not Charging 655 MOdel

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Aug 31, 2001
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Old Roomba not Charging 655 MOdel

Hi,

Anybody have had this occurred. I've had this unit for a while but left it uncharged for two years. Attached is the video of what it is doing now. Any clues? I cleaned the unit and the contacts.

Worth getting a new battery if that is the answer?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BbGPf8jK1ginto2F7
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Uncharged batteries die. Does the label state what type of battery it is? Might be tricks t trying to revive it.
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Nov 1, 2015
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Did you clean the contacts with a Magic Eraser?

My Roomba (different model and not packed away for 2 years) stopped charging, I'd already cleaned them with a microfiber cloth, the manufacturer said to use "melamine foam" and it worked.
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Dec 20, 2004
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You can get a third party replacement battery on Amazon for around $30. It's worth a shot. This one seems to be most popular: https://www.amazon.ca/Powerextra-3800mA ... 01E0ZSR8W/
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If it worked fine the last time you used it two years ago, there's a 95% chance you just need a new battery. I use my 600 series Roomba once per week and need to get a new aftermarket battery from Amazon about every two to three years.
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Curiousah wrote: Did you clean the contacts with a Magic Eraser?

My Roomba (different model and not packed away for 2 years) stopped charging, I'd already cleaned them with a microfiber cloth, the manufacturer said to use "melamine foam" and it worked.
Nope didn't know of this trick. I can certainly try that. I did clean it with microfiber cloth / scrubbed. a bit of water.
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Aug 31, 2001
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GeeCee wrote: You can get a third party replacement battery on Amazon for around $30. It's worth a shot. This one seems to be most popular: https://www.amazon.ca/Powerextra-3800mA ... 01E0ZSR8W/
Sweet. Although the 1 star reviews state QC issues that it's less than advertised - shitty battery. Might have to do OEM.... but that is also a bit on the pricier side.

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