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Weak beam System seems to be chargering. Very weak beam, not sure if it is a faulty lamp or battery? Light is appox. 8 years old without a problem. help?

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  • wallymary Sep 03, 2008

    I have a new 3 cell maglite and another one that is about 15 yrs old. WHen I loaded the new one and turned it on the beam was much brighter than the old one's. I put fresh batteries in the old light, and got the same weak beam. Then, I changed out the bulb, and got the same result. Any ideas?


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I has the same problem with a 2D maglite. What cured it was to remove the lamp, depress the lamp holder fully and then put a spike (I used the point of a pair of compasses) behind the thin metal strip which runs down one side of the plastic "hole" that is revealed. Then using a pair of fine-nosed pliers bend the end metal strip toward the outside of the hole. This then pushes the contract strip against the lap holder and a better beam ensues. I also used a strip of clean plain paper to make sure that there was no dirt between the holder and the contact.

No guarantees for your problem but it worked for me.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008


8years old.very weak beam no fault to flash halogen lamp . system seems to be not fully charged

Posted on May 22, 2008

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