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Purchased home 7 years ago. One of smoke detectors is approximately 30 feet above floor making it difficult to access. Never replaced battery as there other detectors in immediate area. No problem until 3 days ago when the detector started chirping and continues to do so about every 40 seconds. Will battery eventually die and how long do you estimate this will take. At a loss as why started chirping after 7 years of silence.

Technician's Assistant: What device or product does this involve?

Standard battery operated device. With 30 foot ladder I can not access the

Technician's Assistant: What's the brand and model of your product?

Can't determine without procuring 30 foot ladder. Device was originally installed in 2004 new construction.

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far?

Can't access device. Don't understand that after 7 years of silence without replacing the battery the device starts chirping.

Submitted: 25 days ago.Category: Consumer Electronics
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Electronics Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 25 days ago
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Electronics Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 25 days ago

Most detectors have an expiry date, and will chirp continuously until replaced.

What is the model number of the detector?

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
This device was in the home when purchased in 2010. Home was built in 2004. Battery never replaced during my occupancy of home. If chirping will not automatically stop, than I will be faced with procuring 30 foot ladder for a device located on a third floor ceiling. At a loss as to why this was not a problem for seven years.
Electronics Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 25 days ago

It would appear that the expiry date (normally around 10-15 years) has just been reached.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
If you are unable to provide solution to problem I will contact my local Lowe's for help and cancel my membership.
Customer reply replied 25 days ago
membership cancelled.
Electronics Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 25 days ago

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
Waiting your response. If not receive within next 30 minutes, consider my membership cancelled.
Electronics Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 25 days ago

The answer is that the detector will need to be replaced.

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