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Neato Botvac 80 Troubleshooting
Released 2014. Part number 905-0079.
Robot travels a short distance, stops, then asks user to clear its path
Start up your robot and see if laser on top is rotating to scan the room. If laser is spinning consider using compressed air to clean the laser. If not, consider replacing the laser using Neato Botvac 80 Laser Replacement.
Make sure nothing is blocking the robot, it is flat on the ground, and there are no cords tangled. If problem persists, charge the robot until the light is solid green.
Robot will not hold a battery charge or turn on
If robot does not turn on or charges, leaves base, and then returns after only a few minutes consider replacing the battery using this Neato Botvac 80 Battery Replacement.
Make sure the dock is plugged in and the robot fully touches the charging contacts. If no charge indicator lights up on the robot, a new charger may need to be purchased.
Robot seems to lose its effectiveness while cleaning
Make sure to clean the brushes and filter as they accumulate debris after frequent usage.
Every once in a while, the robot needs a calibration to improve battery performance.
Robot does not respond to button commands, and may even not turn on
Make sure the battery is seated correctly. If the battery is not properly installed remove and reset it.
If the robot seems to be fully charged but will not move or the LCD does not show up, there may be a problem with the software. Unfortunately Neato no longer provides software updates for the Botvac 80, although some users have had success by letting the robot's battery fully drain and charging it to full.
The robot will continually get stuck or run into doors/walls.
The robot may be dirty you can clean the sensors with a Q-Tip on the sensors to remove any dust, use an air compressor to blow out the filter and dust bin, and clean off the brushes, remove any hair from anywhere you can. Replace the brush using Neato Botvac 80 Brush Replacement.
There may be a problem with the robot's wheels. they might be dirty and a simple cleaning might help. Other than that the wheels might be damaged and you'll need to replace them. Try replacing the wheels with Neato Botvac 80 Wheel Replacement.