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How to remove stuck battery from Maglite

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Here are some steps you can follow to remove a stuck battery from a Maglite flashlight:

  1. Begin by putting on a pair of gloves to protect your hands from the corrosive material on the battery and any sharp edges or small parts that may be present in the flashlight.

  2. Locate the battery compartment of the Maglite flashlight and carefully remove the end cap that covers it. The end cap is typically located at one end of the flashlight and is secured in place by a small metal clip or screw.

  3. Use a small flat-head screwdriver or a similar tool to gently pry the end cap off the flashlight. Be careful not to damage the end cap or the flashlight.

  4. Once the end cap is removed, you should be able to access the battery compartment and the stuck battery inside.

  5. Carefully inspect the battery compartment to determine the cause of the battery being stuck. If the battery is stuck due to corrosion, try gently scraping the corrosion away with a small flat-head screwdriver or a similar tool.

  6. If the battery is still stuck, try using a pair of needle-nose pliers or a similar tool to carefully grip the battery and gently wiggle it back and forth to loosen it from the compartment. Be careful not to damage the battery compartment or the battery.

  7. Once the battery is loose, carefully remove it from the compartment and inspect it for any damage. If the battery is damaged, discard it and replace it with a new one.

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8. Once the battery is removed, clean the battery compartment and the end cap thoroughly with warm water and a mild soap to remove any remaining corrosive material.

9.Dry the battery compartment and the end cap thoroughly and reassemble the Maglite flashlight by carefully inserting the new battery and replacing the end cap.

10. Test the Maglite flashlight to ensure that it is working properly. If it does not turn on, repeat the above steps and check the battery again to ensure it is properly seated in the battery compartment.

It is important to handle stuck batteries with care and to dispose of them properly to avoid any potential hazards. If you are unsure about how to safely remove a stuck battery from your Maglite flashlight, it may be best to seek assistance from a qualified professional.

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Author: Amy

Hi, I am Amy I have two loves in my life camping and writing. When I am not writing for The Expert Camper, I am usually camping. Lake District is one of my favourite spots, but really anywhere in the UK under canvas I am happy.


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