I've got one of those Maglights I keep in the truck. Went to replace the
batteries, well, one finally came out, after a slew of &#$%^&**(, and a bit
of banging. Now the other one is stuck. Seems they started to explode or
something. Because, the one that I got out looks pregnant. Does heat cause
this? BTW, they're Energizer, and the one says best used b/4 01-2007.
How do I get the other one out? Any hints? Or, throw it away and get a new
I wish it were that simple. The top does unscrew, but, the bulb is in that
section. The holder the bulb sits in, seems to be stationary. I can't see
the battery top because of the holder.
Wow, the things I work on, and something like this just blows me away.
Heh, bound and determined, I tried something I used to do years ago on car
battery terminals. The ole baking soda and water. Mixed up a bit, dumped
it in, and within minutes it ate the corrosion. The other battery slid
right out. It's a wonder the light still worked with the batteries the way
Look..a Usenet newbie....
I see the pot calling the kettle black here..
Oh Josh.. I know I am an ass, I dont need you to tell me, but you know, Ed
prob did as I did first...read your original, and typed in a reply without
I canceled it when I read how postal you went...and did this one..
My suggestion was the same..except, I had thrown in that with MagLites so
damn cheap, why not go buy another one? Under $40? LOL..lord...go buy a real
light and whine then...when your $300 SureFire craps out, then you can bitch
over it...MagLites make good hammers when they are more than a month old.
This is Turtle
I see your missing out on a great newsgroup that you would fit right in
by this reply you have here. alt.hvac would love to have you in their
ranks as a back up flame member and if you wanted someone to explain
about all the fun by Flaming at alt.hvac , just ask CBHVAC and he can
explain all the fun to be had there flaming everybody who wants to
I would suggest to not go there with the thicker skin theory at
Yeah, but Ransley didn't say that Energizer had a warranty and that
Energizer would at least replace the batteries, maybe even the flashlight
If it was me, I'd inquire of Energizer whether they would stand behind their
products with a warranty. You might even get a free battery or two.
In any event, it couldn't hurt to contact Energizer. It could be a
manufacturing defect and they'd want to know about it. Might be worthwhile.
Now this is funny. USENET newsgroups are a wonderful thing, but we don't
all see the same messages at the same time. Ransly's post showed up later.
This post never showed on my server, but I happened to see it when someone
else made a comments.
So, since I did post accurate information, I'll et the readers of this group
deice who the natural born jerk really is.
Makes me wonder if you could drill a hole in the end of the battery, and
turn in a screw (have a wire or pice of perforated strap around the screw
before you insert the screw). Then pull the wire or perforated galvanized
strap to exert a pull on the battery.
Clean thoroughly with water and scrub brush, and leave open to dry over
night before reinstalling batteries. And change the batteries more often.
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