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    RB18L50 Issue

    OK... They had their chance... I have contacted Ryobi on several occasions and I must say that I've seldom come across a less helpful and caring organisation. Notwithstanding the fact that they don't seem to know what I'm taking about (or maybe what they're talking about), they keep bombarding me with the same by-the-numbers replies. I've tried lodging questions on their website (rote replies) and even ringing them. On one occasion, they assured me that my details and question would be submitted to the engineering department and someone would get back to me. Never happened. After I rang,
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    RB18L50 Issue

    Indeed. Many thanks. Shall watch this space.
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    RB18L50 Issue

    Hi again Guys, Further to my last, further dismantling revealed that the PCB under the cells was covered in some sort of white powder (probably conductive as well as corrosive). After cleaning it as best I could and applying some moisture repellent, it still tests as defective (not really surprising). Given that the board is full of surface-mount devices that I don't have the gear or the will to diagnose, the question becomes whether these can be had as spares. Again, your sage advice appreciated. Bryan
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    RB18L50 Issue

    Hi Guys, New to this forum. Hoping someone might be able to help. Bought a pair of Ryobi RB18L50 batteries and a charger for my nail gun a couple of years ago. Charged both the batteries and then didn't use the gun for some time. A few days ago when I tried to 'freshen up' the battery that wasn't left in the in the gun (the one that was left in the gun is fine), I discovered that it is cactus (0 volts on the output tags). The charger tests the battery for some hours and then deems it to be stuffed. Did a bit of sniffing around on the Net and tried a few of the fixes suggested (t
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