Two year old P3A Remote Control not charging

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Without going into great detail, I have had Heart surgery twice which meant I have not even looked at my drone for the last 6 months.
Yesterday on preparing to take it out, my remote control 4 white lights came on briefly and then all went out. I put it on charge for around 3 hours and eventually all 4 charging lights went out and I thought it was charged. But when powering it up, it did exactly as before I started the charge.
There is nothing wrong with the charger as it successfully charged the drone battery.

Is there any test I can do to see if its the battery, or perhaps something else?
 
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Hi Mate
If I am not mistaken the DJI charger has 2 cables coming out from it, 1 for the battery, and 1 for the RC ( 6mm 2 pole jack ), you should see a voltage around 24 - 27 VDC on the plug. if you do then it is highly likely your RC battery has gone into hibernation or is now dead.

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Waylander:
The charger does have 2 cables. But the board with the 3 pole jacks which contains the 3 red lights number reader is not used for charging the RC and so I have no means of reading the VDC ( presuming that number reader is what you mean for reading a VDC).

3rdof5:
After reading your comment I tried that and Yes it did power up, but all 4 lights are white and not green.
 
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Waylander:
The charger does have 2 cables. But the board with the 3 pole jacks which contains the 3 red lights number reader is not used for charging the RC and so I have no means of reading the VDC ( presuming that number reader is what you mean for reading a VDC).

3rdof5:
After reading your comment I tried that and Yes it did power up, but all 4 lights are white and not green.
Sounds like the battery in the remote needs to be replaced.
 
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Yes it did power up, but all 4 lights are white and not green.
Do you realize that the 4 battery level lights on your RC should be white and not green?
 
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Oso:
Must be my age giving me memory problems, as I was sure the lights were green after power up. However, on the third attempt at connecting to the drone all appears OK and the RC battery is 100% charged.
 
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