We have an Acorn Stair Lift (Bison 80) which may need a reset. We do not have a current service contract because of the firms high annual costs. Recently we went away to visit family for two weeks and because the lift charger tended to get quite warm my wife turned off the charger. When we returned home the charger was switched on, but clearly the batteries are not getting any 'juice'. Prior to our trip, the stair lift was working perfectly, and, indeed it has never been heavily used - just when my wife occasionally gets a knee pain - which will be more often with winter upon us. I have been told that two Bison 80 (12v) batteries are installed. 1. Is it possible to recharge the batteries with a 12v Car battery charger? ( In situ or removed from Lift). OR 2. Is there a simple procedure to reset the lift to take the charge - which seems more likely. I cannot afford the firms high fee - but your secret will be safe with me ! I would be happy to pay a reasonable amount for the service - we are not on benefit so cannot get any other assistance. Thanks.1 AnswerCivic Participation7 years ago
Live Bexley UK and have an Acorn Stair lift out of repair contract and Battery flat.How can I reset to charge?
Working well before holidays but for safety reasons turned off charging plug for 14 days, now it is not recharging. Think it will need to be reset, but what is the procedure. Or, can I refit a new battery? I am reasonable DIY. Would appreciate any suggestions please.5 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs7 years ago
An x-ray of my chest, indicates I have a shadow over my heart. What would that indicate health-wise?
I had to have the x-ray because of a cough which persisted many weeks. My lungs have been declared CLEAR!3 AnswersMen's Health7 years ago
I am an Executor dealing with the Will of a relative from south London. How and where do I prove the probate?
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Would like to do a factory reset but cannot work out how to do that on this machine. Is it possible to download a new copy of 'Internet Explorer, to take me back to the original setup? If so can anyone tell which version of Explorer is correct for the Arnova? I am getting on a bit and know little of IT matters. I bought the Arnova from BT in June 2012 so I am still in the Guarantee period but if it is a simple fix, I will give it a try. Thanks.1 AnswerSecurity8 years ago
An elderly colleague has a stair lift fitted by a well known uk company, which has just one years warranty .?
He has been told that an extended insurance warranty is £590 for one year or £1,400 to cover 5 years. If the lift is used as much as four times a day - a total travel of about 15 metres,- that is a yearly total of 5,495 mtrs. Which is much less than 5 Miles! I feel that if this is the case, there must be many older Pensioners throughout the Uk who are being exploited. That is more expensive than an insurance warranty for a motor vehicle or any other product I can think of. Maximum speed of the lift is just abour half walking pace with no chance of colliding with another! The company do a hard sell for the extended warranty for which after all is a low volt battery vehicle. There seem to be no ready way of finding a suitable lift engineer for the item and the company does not issue a DIY service manual that could be used by a capable family member in an emergency. Is there anywhere that an out of employment person could train in this fieild - if so they could set up their own business? ARE THERE ANY QUALIFIED STAIR LIFT ENGINEERS AVAILABLE TO DO THE SERVICE FOR A PAYABLE FEE on the spot.. IF NOT THERE COULD BE A GOOD OPENING FOR a QUALIFIED REDUNDANT ENGINEERS TO SET UP WHAT COULD BE A VERY WELCOME PROFITABLE BUSINESS. Must be better than Window cleaning. Hope I have given someone a useful idea. Too old myself now.5 AnswersSenior Citizens8 years ago
How can I transmit TV programmes from my BT Vision box to other TVs in the home without another BT Box?
This is of course a UK system, and I wish to operate the TV legitimately. I could pay/hire another British Telecom Vision Box,- which would be expensive for short period of time it would be used, but is there some other type of transmitter I could buy to do the job. I have little knowledge of modern electronics. Would appreciate any help -thanks.4 AnswersTiVO & DVRs8 years ago
I am an OAP living in the Bexleyheath UK area and am no longer able to carry out DIY. I do now need to redecorate my Kitchen and Living room. Can anyone suggest what a good tradesman would charge n a daily basis for removal of old wallpaper, painting, preparation the walls etc for the rehanging of new wallpaper? Thanks for any help1 AnswerDo It Yourself (DIY)8 years ago
Have a gents shirt which has a few small blood spots from a nose bleed that we just cannot wash out. Any ideas?
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I have managed to knock out the sailor in the yard of the laundry but I cannot open the gate to exit the yard, Thanks.1 AnswerSoftware9 years ago
My previous main computer was on XP and my laptop running on Vista. With my main computer now operating on "Windows 7, Home Premium", on 64 bit,- whatever that means, I am not able to run any of my old programmes and in particular 'Windows Word' and similar programmes, that I really need to transfer and access. Is there an easy solution to my problem?5 AnswersDesktops9 years ago
How do I make a "Recovery Disk" for my new laptop and how can I install my BT Broadband Protect as on my PC?
I have some how did it in the past but have now fogotten how !Computer Networking10 years ago
Trying to recall the full name of a top Composer of choral works including Christmas music. Help appreciated? ?
I think I can recall his name to be " John R ???????" Thanks to you all .5 AnswersClassical1 decade ago
I have just bought a Wii machine and very pleased. How can I connect by wireless to BT Internet UK and cost ?
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