Introduction

If your flashlight no longer charges its battery, it might be time to change your solar panel with this guide.

Press down firmly to remove battery cover and display battery. Then remove the battery. Then remove the battery.
  • Press down firmly to remove battery cover and display battery.

  • Then remove the battery.

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Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 7mm Phillips #1 screw marked on the photo. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 7mm Phillips #1 screw marked on the photo.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 7mm Phillips #1 screw marked on the photo.

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Place plastic opening tool in between the two plastic panels and slowly work your way around the device. Unlatch clips on the inside and pull device apart.
  • Place plastic opening tool in between the two plastic panels and slowly work your way around the device.

  • Unlatch clips on the inside and pull device apart.

  • Some clips will break when forced open.

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Pull the panel away from the rest of the assembly and cut the red and black wires coming from the panel Be careful not to cut the ground-wire for the motherboard, it is the same color and goes to the exact same place as the solar panel wire.
  • Pull the panel away from the rest of the assembly and cut the red and black wires coming from the panel

  • Be careful not to cut the ground-wire for the motherboard, it is the same color and goes to the exact same place as the solar panel wire.

  • For reassembly you will need to either splice, or solder the wires onto the replacement.

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Conclusion

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

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