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I have a mini maglite - and I cannot remove the batteries. For the price, these certainly can't be disposable lights! Only the narrow end of the light can be removed, the bulb end does not enable you to get to the battery. Help!!!

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Try tapping the base of the torch gently on a table, this may dislodge the batteries . Possibly the batteries leaked and corroded and became wedged in the torch ?

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