Question about MagLite 3 Cell D Blue Flashlight S3D116
the maglite led 3d is new only used for 4to5 hours only .
when it is moved up or down it turns off and on again like there is somthing loose in it and it have a tiny sound inside that tikles when you shake it like somthing is not in its position and i cannot see where it is but from the sound the problem is eiter from a losen bulb or the on\off button . so please tell me how to take of the led bulb
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like the spring in the tail cap may be depressed which would cause intermittent contact with the negative end of the Batt. Shake the flashlight vigorously, you should NOT hear ANY noise. If you DO, take the end cap off and pull on the spring, you are trying to stretch it out a bit, replace the cap and shake it again. Go through these steps until it is QUIET when you shake it.
Also make sure there's NO CORROSION at the Positive and Negative ends of the contacts.
Maglites are pretty user friendly and the best light money can buy. I have the rechargeable model which I carried for 21 years during my tour in law enforcement.
Anyway, if it still refuses to work properly, go to; www.maglite.com they are based in California. They will help you get it going. Good luck. :)
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
Well, first off, you could keep the batteries out of it until you wish to use it. Secondly a model of the flashlight would be nice. Also check this http://rivergum.net/page/48 it has a disassembly instruction howto for a more common model, but I don't know exactly what kind you are using.
There is also this http://www.students.niu.edu/~z115902/MagLiteDisassembled/Fully%20Built.html
Posted on Nov 22, 2007
SOURCE: My AA Mini Maglite needed
You've introduced two variables to your flashlight, and each needs to be tested independently. It's possible that one--or both--isn't working properly. It's equally possible that one or both of these replacement parts isn't perfectly meshing with the conductive areas of the maglite body, meaning that they're not completing the basic circuit needed to power the light.
The best way to test your tailcap switch is either to try it with another maglite or test its continuity with a multi-tester. With the tester, you should be able to toggle between readings of infinite resistance (switch off, no circuit) and little or no resistance (switch turned on). If you're stuck at infinite resistance, there's a problem with the switch.
You could test the LED insert by using test clips to touch power to the module to see whether it will light up.
My guess is that the components are probably good, but that somewhere along the line, there's a break in the basic circuit. My leading suspect would be the connection from the LED module to the negative (flashlight body) side. It could be that the module is slightly out of round and it's simply not making contact. It could be that the finish of the maglite is acting as an insulator. However, I would recommend deferring this analysis until you've confirmed that each component works fine.
Posted on Jul 13, 2011
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