Flashlight won't turn on. ¶ 

Flashlight will not turn on even after sliding the switch.

Power switch is not working. ¶ 

Check if switch is jammed or removed. If switch is damaged the flashlight will not function. If the switch is functional, continue reading.

Battery is faulty. ¶ 

The battery provided could be faulty, try operating flashlight after replacing with a new rechargeable battery. If flashlight still won't turn on, continue to next step.

Corrosion exists on the battery contacts. ¶ 

Corrosion sometimes appears on the springs and contacts of the battery container. Corrosion can be treated and cleaned with vinegar and an old toothbrush.

Battery is not charging. ¶ 

Battery will not hold a charge. ¶ 

Use a battery checker or voltmeter to check if the AA battery is outputting the 1.2V it is rated for, if it is outputting less than 75% of rated value, it is time to change the battery.

There could be a disconnected wire between the solar panel and the battery preventing it from charging.

Check for corrosion on the battery contacts. ¶ 

Corrosion sometimes appears on the springs and contacts of the battery container. Corrosion can be treated and cleaned with vinegar and an old toothbrush.

Light from flashlight is dim. ¶ 

Faulty light bulbs. ¶ 

Check if all three light bulbs in the device are bright and uniform. If the bulbs are not uniform they may need to be replaced.

Low voltage battery. ¶ 

When rechargeable batteries have been charged and discharged multiple times, they begin to wear and become weak.

If a battery is worn, the light could be dimmer than if you have a full strong battery. Try replacing the battery with a new battery and check the bulbs again.

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