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Q: How do I check the battery?

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How do I check the battery?

A: If electronics ever begin to function oddly...

If electronics ever begin to function oddly or not at all, it may be the battery that is causing problems. You may want to check the battery. Batteries are dangerous and you should always take all necessary safety precautions when checking the battery. To properly check the battery.

  1. Make sure that the battery cables are tight.

  2. Look for corrosion on the terminals or the battery itself.

  3. Unhook any extra electrical accessories to see if the battery performance is better.

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