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    Default Bumperboy not taking charge

    Recently acquired unit ... works fine except will not charge battery. Suggestions for a fix?

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    Check the charger. If it's not that I got:

    MH-G984HH : Rechargeable 9-volt NiMH battery. 250mAh capacity rating! (for transmitter)

    & three

    5N700AACW
    6.0 volt 700mAh SANYO Ni-Cd AA receiver pack. Made with 5 x N-700AAC cells.
    Choose shape, and choose wire leads or Connector.

    Options: FlatFutaba J
    Choose Pack Shape: Flat (side x side; "A" style) Choose Wire Leads or Connector: with Futaba J conn.

    from Batteries America
    www.batteriesamerica.com

    This was for the old style BB, not Hawks.

    ==

    But I'm confused by the contradictory: "Works fine." and "Won't charge."
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    The sound works the solenoids fire, it just won’t allow the battery in the unit to charge. I checked charger and battery in another unit and they work fine. There’s something going on with the charging system.

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    Looks to be a loose charger port. I think it’s working now... indicator light is working anyway.

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    Does anyone know of resources for the batteries for the Hawx/Bumper Boy batteries? Also does anyone now if you can change the transmitter from the Hawx to another?
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    Keith you seem to be pretty familiar with the BB. I have an older model. It probably needs new batteries. When I charge it now, the “handles” won’t pull down and click into place. Would this be the batteries or the solenoids?
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    Probably just need to adjust the trigger location of the servo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mostlygold View Post
    Keith you seem to be pretty familiar with the BB. I have an older model. It probably needs new batteries. When I charge it now, the “handles” won’t pull down and click into place. Would this be the batteries or the solenoids?
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    Make sure the servo arm is backed away from the trigger bar, ie return to start position. If it is then you might try spraying the lower part with some brake cleaner, spraying it up into the hole the handle bar comes out of to clean out any crud that may be interfereing with the locking mechanism. If the servos are NOT returning to the start position and still pressing on the trigger bar then it will not lock. You should be able to hand move the servo arm away and then it should lock. Servo not returning could be a battery or servo issue. but if its happening on all servos, I vote battery issue.
    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by mostlygold View Post
    Keith you seem to be pretty familiar with the BB. I have an older model. It probably needs new batteries. When I charge it now, the “handles” won’t pull down and click into place. Would this be the batteries or the solenoids?
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    Unfortunately, it could be either, but if all the servos are doing it, I'd bet on batteries. The other thing to check is the wiring harness. I had what I thought was one bad servo and replaced it and it stayed bad... I unplugged the wiring harness at the bottom of the receiver and plugged it in again and everything worked... You can get a terminal cleaner spray to put in there when you do it, too. Good luck.

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    The wires as they enter the plug that plugs into receiver have a tendency to break. They are tough to fix.
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