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I have a AA mini Maglite. the black socket that the bulb goes into says "do not remove". I removed the black socket and now the light doesn't work. What should I do?

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SOURCE: corroded batteries stuck in a mini AA maglite

Yesterday I need to solve this problem with my MagLite Solitaire. My solution was open a little hole in the negative pole of the corroed battery with a Dremel and before screw down a drywall bolt into. At last I pull with a pliers.

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yes the bulb assy can be removed as it's basically the switch you need like a special tool for removing it. but first which brand of battery is in it. both energizer and Duracell have warranty about replacing item that the battery has damaged. try that route is my suggestion before trying to remove batteries and possibly breaking the switch. you can get one sent to you by calling up customer service as i replaced one before mini mag lite also.

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