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LED Flashlights ???

Cruiser Too

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I have a question/problem and TUG'ers haven't let me down yet.
So.....

I purchased three 21 LED Flashlight ("Torch" in UK) on Ebay.
They arrived today (Saturday) and I can't get them to function ! :mad:

I emailed the seller, but since it's the weekend, the earliest I MIGHT hear from them would be Monday.

It uses three AAA batteries.
I inserted the batteries into the "holder" (cartridge?).
Inserted the "holder" back into the housing of the unit.
Pressed the switch and NOTHING happens ! :wall:

The "holder" has (three) chambers to hold each battery.
Each "chamber" has a wire spring and a node.
I don't know which end (positive or negative) should make contact with the spring or node !!!
(It's not labeled with a "+" or "-")

I tried all the combinations I could think of and still NOTHING !!!!

I tried different batteries on each of the three flashlights.

H-E-L-P Tuggers !!!!

Please ???
 

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the flat end of the battery goes towards the spring.

-David
 

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the flat end of the battery goes towards the spring.

-David
Hi David !

Haven't heard from Ya in awhile.
How's Maui ???
Still No Ka Oi ?

Okay... "the flat end" is the "negative" end... RIGHT ??? !!!!

Mahalo !!!

Doug
 

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Also make sure there isn't an insulating disk in the flashlight. We received a flashlight for Christmas that came with batteries and there was a small paper disk up in the flashlight to prevent it from accidentally getting turned on and running the batteries down.
 

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Also make sure there isn't an insulating disk in the flashlight. We received a flashlight for Christmas that came with batteries and there was a small paper disk up in the flashlight to prevent it from accidentally getting turned on and running the batteries down.
Thanks for the tip !!!

I'll check to make sure there isn't any insulating material !

BTW:
We traded into Grand Vista and loved it !!!!

Doug
 

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Mystery Solved !!!

UPDATE !!!

Thanks to Icarus & Dioxide45 for your contributions !!!

I verified there weren't any insulating material.
I also loaded the batteries, negative contacting the "spring".

Turned the flashlight on and there was the faintest of light visible. :annoyed:

I used new batteries...
well not "new" per se but "unused" batteries.

Since I picked up a 40-Pack of AAA batteries from Radio Shack yesterday,
I decided to try them.

Voila !!!
They WORKED !!!! :cheer:

The un-used, but older, alkaline batteries were labeled:
"Best if Used By Dec. 2009"

But... they pooped out a year earlier (Dec. 2008) !!! :crash:

Go Figure !!! :shrug:

Naturally... I tossed the pack of "unused" older batteries away.

Another problem solved with the assistance of TUG'ers :hi:
 
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