Hi everyone, I searched this forum for some answers, and only seemed to find myself a bit more confused, so I figured I'd register and just fire it out there since there seem to be a lot of you with a ton of knowledge about all this. I realy did try to find an existing topic, and found some similar, but none quite seemed to answer my problem since it's a new battery.
Here's the story - just under two years ago I got the pet roomba - I think technically it's the: iRobot
Roomba 4105 (at least that's what it looks like.) It ran fine for a year, everyone was happy. It put up with the "perfect storm" of hair - my fiancee's long black hair and her dog's endless piles of short blonde. But after a year the battery just gave out. I ordered a new battery, it ran fine for about 6 months. I've always been very good about cleaning the bugger and taking care of it (mostly talking nicely to it when no one else was around.) All in all I was a happy customer.
However after the 2nd battery made it only 6 months until it started dying sooner and sooner - and more often in random places, usually not making it back to the charge base. Over the next two months it got worse, dying faster and faster, til it got to the point where it'd make it just 15 seconds before dying. I read the forums, I tried the "hold power in for 30 seconds" then charge battery for 72 hours. That didn't fix it.
So, I got a new battery this week. Charged it up for a full day, it ran the roomba for about 15 mins, then just died on the floor - didn't make it to the base. I charged it again overnight, and it ran for 15 seconds. I'm not sure what to do. It's a new battery. If it were some diagnostic problem, why would it have made it for 15 mins on the first charge? I'm charging it w/o the base now in case there's something wrong there - but does anyone have any particular suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions...