I dropped a brand new impact screwdriver (Makita XDT 14) and now it won’t work. It’s like it’s has no power? I know it’s a good battery. The work light doesn’t work, nor do settings indicators. Any chance of fixing it?

  • There's not much we can do with that information. There is no reset switch or anything like that. You can try another battery to make sure that's that battery you are using now. The instructions have a troubleshooting section, I suggest looking that over
    – Ack
    Mar 25, 2020 at 2:56
  • So dropped it 5 feet or 50?
    – Solar Mike
    Mar 25, 2020 at 6:39
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    Guessing it was too much impact.
    – JACK
    Mar 25, 2020 at 13:08

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If it's brand new, take it back to where you purchased it and get another one. Makita has great warranties on their products. Don't try to take it apart or otherwise fix it or you'll void the warranty. Good luck.

  • I agree that if under warranty and no visible damage I would take it back.
    – Ed Beal
    Mar 25, 2020 at 15:51

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