I can not believe that Neato havent yet fixed this issue.
I had an XV21 that eventually died 1 week after the warranty expired, and by died I mean it would no longer charge, just sit on the dock flashing its green light at me and doing nothing. New batteries extended its life by a few months and the USB trick by a few weeks, after that nothing.
I read others had issues but I thought I just had a lemon - as when it worked it was absolutely fantastic and my wife loved it.
3 months after it dies I decided to get another one - I know I am stupid - a Botvac
85 - I seriously thought they would have solved this issue by now.
BUT NO - if it doesnt make it back to base for any reason, it shuts down and dies. This is only 4 months old. I have been doing the power off and leave off the base for 15 mins and then power on and oput back on base, and that has been working for the last 2 months.
Now - nothing - red flashing led, and then green solid LED and then stays green but doesnt charge or turn on again.
They seriously need to look at their software and pit some tolerance into it so that the robot doesnt just die if it cant get back to base /end rant
Does anyone know how to revive a botvac