Determining when a battery is still good

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I have a slightly over 3yr old 2.0 AH. I put it on the rapid charger this morning to recharge it as it had been awhile since I had used it. It started out like it was going to charge, as the green light came on and the fan also came on. After just a couple of seconds, one of the lights on the charger changed to red, the fan stopped and then the battery light also started blinking red. It charged my other batteries fine. Is this a sign the battery has gone bad?
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Posted 4 months ago

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Probably gone bad and 3 year was the warranty. You could try the rout some had by placing into your freezer before trying to recharge. Nothing loss to try. Good luck.
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I had already tried putting it in the refrigerator and also unplugging the charger, putting in the battery and plugging the charger back in, to "reset" the memory, but neither one changed anything. I just wanted to make sure before I recycled it.
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Into the freezer.....or fridge...... per Mr. Hanson ?
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At this point, nothing more would be loss.
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Make sure that the contacts are clean on the battery.