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Corrosion in light caused by acid leakage from Alkaline batteries. Batteries may have exploded in light to remove batteries, I usually use a solution containing dial liquid soap and water. Going heavier with the soap and gently slide the solution into the light, cover it and sit it upwards, wait 24 hours then slide the alkaline batteries out. Not sure if light will still work afterwards but, hey at least you'll get those batteries out. ;)

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Try tapping it on a piece of wood with the battery cover off. Its important to tap in as flat as possible to avoid denting the bottom(cover won't screw in if bent). Also try some WD40 grease spray inside the batt. housing. This is normally caused by a bent casing or batteries coroding and expanding inside the bat compartment.

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