Introduction

Disassembly of Translucent Flashlight for Analysis or Replacement Parts

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  • 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.

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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.

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

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Image 1/2: 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. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Initiate battery switch disassembly (circle). Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Next, remove the spring first and then metallic, grooved pressure plate which contained the spring (red circle) using hand. Image 2/3: Finally, remove metal connections of battery switch by lifting holes (red circle) off containment piece. Image 3/3: 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.

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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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