How to Fix a Cheap Flashlight

There are many risks to purchasing cheap flashlights. One issue you will have to face in the near future is a broke flashlight. You can throw it out since since you bought it cheap but if you do not want to add up to the increasing garbage collection of this cosmos, you can still save your flashlight and help prolong its life.

How you will fix it will depend on the damages. If it has been considered damages or the vital parts have shattered when you dropped it, you can not possible expect it to work like new again. But if there are just some wiring defects, you can still do some repairs.

Step 1: One main reason why this is not working is because of a loose battery connection. Often times, the batteries are not properly intact and they are not connecting with the resister. One solution you can try is to put washer first before the batteries.

Step 2: Open the compartment for the battery. Put the first line of battery and then line it up with washers. This will make it a little tighter when you out the next layer of battery. Now put the next layer of battery. It should push right to the resistor to connect it better. Test the flashlight if it is working again.

Step 3: Another problem could be the bulb. The bulb might have fused out or the wires were burned. Open the top lid of the head of the flashlight. Twist the cap of the lid off and then set it away. Carefully remove the bulb. If it has been connected by plates or screws, remove those first but make sure not to damage anything. Replace it with another bulb and put the new bulb in much the same way as the old. Insert the wires in the wire slots. Place the lid back on and twist it until it locks.

Step 4: Place the batteries after doing the previous step and then test it. Switch it on. If it is not yet working, there could be something wrong with the circuit inside the flashlight. In this case, you should consider replacement.

It is better to invest in a good brand in the first place so you can use it for a long time. It beats having to buy a new flashlight every year and adding up to the growing pile of unrecyclable stuffs.

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