Introduction

Disassembly of Translucent Flashlight for Analysis or Replacement Parts

Remove light mechanism from body containing battery. Twist light bulb (red circle) counterclockwise while holding base of flashlight (black circle).
  • Remove light mechanism from body containing battery. Twist light bulb (red circle) counterclockwise while holding base of flashlight (black circle).

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Angle body of flashlight until two AA batteries fall out. Store battery components.
  • Angle body of flashlight until two AA batteries fall out. Store battery components.

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Pull off rubber chassis of flashlight. Peel back rubber on battery side of flashlight first (red circle). Grip remaining rubber (black circle) and pull off plastic/metal body in direction counter to opening.
  • Pull off rubber chassis of flashlight. Peel back rubber on battery side of flashlight first (red circle). Grip remaining rubber (black circle) and pull off plastic/metal body in direction counter to opening.

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Remove metal apparatus containing button switch first by bending piece in arc shape. Carefully pull out clipped tip as shown.
  • Remove metal apparatus containing button switch first by bending piece in arc shape. Carefully pull out clipped tip as shown.

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Using the freed tip, detach the bottom of the metal switch connected to the spring of the grounded/negative end where the AA batteries are located (circle). Push metal end into square hole so clip detaches from battery spring (circle). Pull out rest of clip avoiding spring, so metal switch freed from body.
  • Using the freed tip, detach the bottom of the metal switch connected to the spring of the grounded/negative end where the AA batteries are located (circle).

  • Push metal end into square hole so clip detaches from battery spring (circle). Pull out rest of clip avoiding spring, so metal switch freed from body.

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Spring connected to flashlight base removed using tip of metal switch (circle) hooking and pulling into opening. Initiate battery switch disassembly (circle).
  • Spring connected to flashlight base removed using tip of metal switch (circle) hooking and pulling into opening.

  • Initiate battery switch disassembly (circle).

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The switch mechanism disassembly removes the button attached to the lid (red circle) from the grooves (blue circle) containing the switch components. Next, remove the spring first and then metallic, grooved pressure plate which contained the spring (red circle) using hand. Finally, remove metal connections of battery switch by lifting holes (red circle) off containment piece.
  • The switch mechanism disassembly removes the button attached to the lid (red circle) from the grooves (blue circle) containing the switch components.

  • Next, remove the spring first and then metallic, grooved pressure plate which contained the spring (red circle) using hand.

  • Finally, remove metal connections of battery switch by lifting holes (red circle) off containment piece.

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The battery components of translucent flashlight completely disassembled.
  • The battery components of translucent flashlight completely disassembled.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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thanks a lot that really help. especially the on off switch 2 spring part. mine was a rear switch though

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