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Maglite LED. Light switch is intermittent. Have had the same issue with my 8 month old 2AA LED Maglite, don't have receipt and have tried finding a solution to get it fixed again. Lost my temper with it on a job on Friday night and smacked it into a flight case several times (was doing some urgent troubleshooting midway through the show) which seemed to fix it temporarily, however started playing up again Saturday night. The next solution was ebay and getting a new one, and this time I will be keeping the receipt and paperwork. I hope we have just been unlucky as there doesn't seem to be many people with the same issue.

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  • Doc62 Jan 09, 2009

    Seems to be a common fault, I have 2 x AA mags and both of them are doing the same thing. Another temp fix is to use a pencil with an eraser on the top of it to clean the contact at the 'bulb' end of the battery compartment.

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Hi,

Unfortunately not, I've seen more and more of these coming back to the shop here with faults. Mostly they seem to be connection problems like yours.
Pity, MAG are excellent and have really tarnished their reputation with this LED gimmick. A lot of the customers who return their LED's to us take a traditional MAG as a replacement..

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Take the battery cap off . Remove the spring and drop it on the batteries. Tighten the battery cap back on (this will require pliers ) . Forces contact inside and the light should come on .

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Had the same frustrating problem, working in the dark and have the Maglite turn off with fresh batteries.  Would bang the flashlight and it would work for a few seconds and then turn itself off again.  

Take at look at the two solutions at the link below.
1.  As mentioned in a previous post, is to clean the battery contact at the head of the Maglite..
2.  Push out the contact fingers in the tail cap of the Maglite.
After I applied both, my Maglite is switching on and off without a hitch. 

http://www.maglite.com/pdf/CustServ/Mini%20Maglite%20LED%20FAQ5222007809312.pdf

Best of luck!

Posted on Dec 06, 2009

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