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    G'day,

    our keycards have been showing "low battery" for a while now, so, at great risk to fingernails, we managed to prise the battery covers off and give them each a nice new battery.

    The damn things still show "low battery".....

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    Anyone else had experience with these wonders of modern technology ?

    cheers,
    Bob

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    Where are you buying your "new" batteries from ?

    My experience is that batteries from the $2 thrift shops are nearly always at the end of their shelf life.

    I've been through a similar situation with garage door remote transmitters.

    A new battery from RPG solved the problem.
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    G'day Rob,

    new Energisers from the supermarket, branded pack date 1217 and end date 1225, 2032 lithiums. We stick with this brand now after having far too many leaky "goldtops", and supermarkets always seem to have the freshest stocks.

    The button battery condition shouldn't be much of a worry...

    Seems a long shot that BOTH keycards would be crook. I was wondering if the message maybe pointed to something else in the chain, like the car battery - the fault message comes up simply by plugging the cards into the car socket, without starting the engine, this activates the ignition and 'puter. These modern 'puters on wheels are likely fussy about battery condition.

    cheers,
    Bob

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    Both my cards eventually came up low battery and a new battery in each solved the problem. Did nothing more than insert the new battery. I have never used the card slot always have mine in my pocket. Wife has hers in her hand bag and they work fine.

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    It maybe worthwhile checking the new batteries. I recently checked the voltage on new batteries for RC car and was surprised at the range of voltages. There is always the chance of a dud battery, even new.
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