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I have a mini Maglite with one battery stuck in the barrell

This torch belonged to my Stepfather who has since passed away. It has a battery stuck in the barrell. He tried to get it out but did not succeed. Would like to be able to get it going again. He used it in his work as an aircraft engineer.

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  • sharonkaimai Jan 18, 2009

    Battery is stuck all the way down. ie. Down the bulb end.

  • sharonkaimai Jan 19, 2009

    Hi Just_Bobz

    Sorry to rate as Thanks for trying. I am still learning about these sites. Tryed to change to no rating but don't know what happened?

  • sharonkaimai Mar 01, 2009

    Thanks Alex. Sent the torch away to be repaired. The battery had actually corroded in the barrel. They had to replace the barrell in the end.

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    bob collins May 11, 2010

    Why would you LOCK a rating based on my asking a question to send you in the right direction. This tells the company we are done and I BLEW it!!! I have your answer but you have let ME down!!!! You can change this....please do

  • bob collins
    bob collins May 11, 2010

    Is the battery stuck all the way down or up?

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I had a similar problem. My wife put two AA rechargeable batteries into her mini maglite. Apparently the AA rechargeables have a slightly larger diameter than alkaline batteries. One of them was stuck in the barrel. I was able to remove it by first removing the lens and bulb so as not to break it. Then I slammed slamming the barrel down hard onto the carpet on our floor. This hard shock jarred the battery loose and it came out of the barrel. Hope this helps someone out.

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I pushed the corroded battery out by srewing off all the caps, then removing the bulb and pulling off the switch plate (though it says not to), then pushing the switch down through the barrel with the end of a wooden spoon. Worked easily and pushed out the one stuck battery. Put the thing together again with new batteries and its perfect.

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I got on the internet and found a place in Australia who do repairs. They gave me the contact details for a crowd in Auckland. I have sent the torch up to them to repair. It appears you need a special tool to remove the switch assembly to push the battery out from the bulb end. I am waiting for the torch to be returned.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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