CORROWDED BATTERIE STUCK IN FLASHLITE
Put on a pair of gloves. Then, using needle nose pliers grasp the battery and pull it out. If it's too far down to reach with needle nose, or if the corrosion has "welded" it to the inside of the flashlight, find a flat head screwdriver or stiff wire coat hanger or other tool/object that will reach and is stiff enough to pry the offending battery loose. Once it's broken free, turn it upside down and let the battery fall out on its own. The important thing now is, if you plan on using the flashlight again, cleaning out the inside thoroughly of all corrosive residue. This is particularly important on the metal battery/power contacts. A wire brush should suffice for the inside of the flashlight. Sand paper or file will work for the contacts. Attach to the tip of a screwdriver if you need to reach deep to get them clean. Baking soda will neutralize the battery acid. Finally, remember to recycle the offending battery not throw it out with the regular garbage.
Dec 12, 2013 |
MagLite Mag-Lite& Flashlight