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Mini Maglite not working

My Maglite isn't turning on, even though I've put in new batteries. At first I thought I might have just put the batteries in wrong, but after trying it every way, this doesn't seem to be the case. (It's plus-first, isn't it??) I've used this flashlight for several years, and Maglites in general for even longer, but I've never been disappointed until now. What could be wrong with it, or is it just me?? Has the lightbulb *actually* gone out?

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You could have dirty contacts if the batteries were in for a long time and you never used it. The contacts are: (1) the tip of the spring and (2) where the positive end of the battery touches way inside the flashlight. You can try and clean them with alcohol. If you think it might be the bulb, try the spare. There is a spare bulb under the spring you see at the base of the flashlight when you install the batteries, you have to pull the spring out and then snap it back in after you get the bulb out. And yes, positive end goes in first in the Maglite. Hope this helps.

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