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Old 17th May 2020, 21:54
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Join Date: Jul 2013
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Generally I find if I spend hours trying to take something apart to mend it, once it's in bits I find it's totally stuffed anyway. Or I break it in the process...
Agreed, if it's been sitting for years, it's nearly 100% probability that the batteries have leaked and destroyed the interior bits.
I had a Maglite that happened to - getting it apart wasn't bad, but the internals were so corroded that hours of attempted repairs were completely wasted and it ended up in the trash.
Yea, those quality flashlights are expensive, but your time also has value.
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