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Stuck battery in LD20

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wales Offline GearedForwards

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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #30 on: September 24, 2020, 02:16:26 AM
Isn't drilling the battery dangerous? I thought they had corrosive liquid inside, like you see when they leak.

If drilling is OK, why not try to use a thin corkscrew, like you'd do with a bottle?

I remember seeing a video where you threw a small lirhium battery in water and it would explode. Could this happen if you use that water+freezer trick?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNMfe20I_IE

If you're suffering from leakage it's 99% likely that it's an alkaline cell, which should be far more stable than the internals of a lithium, though if the battery has leaked then the contents are already exposed to the moisture in the air. For this reason metals like lithium are store in oil for use in chemistry lessons.
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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #31 on: September 26, 2020, 03:19:55 AM
This is what is left in mine. I can't get it out.
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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #32 on: September 26, 2020, 08:09:19 AM
This is what is left in mine. I can't get it out.

You could try soaking it in something like vinegar?
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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #33 on: September 27, 2020, 03:48:41 AM
You could try soaking it in something like vinegar?
I guess I could. :think:  I did that a while back when there was more battery there.


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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #34 on: September 27, 2020, 04:50:24 AM
I guess I could. :think:  I did that a while back when there was more battery there.

Try filling it with vinegar and leaving it for a couple days, I'd be surprised if that didn't shift it and give your light a lovely free aroma  :whistle:
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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #35 on: September 27, 2020, 02:19:51 PM
Try filling it with vinegar and leaving it for a couple days, I'd be surprised if that didn't shift it and give your light a lovely free aroma  :whistle:

It might be worth emptying and re-filling with fresh vinegar a few times for maximum effectiveness.
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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #36 on: September 28, 2020, 11:54:14 AM
I soaked it in vinegar for about three hours then tried sticking a small drill bit down one side... SUCCESS!
I was able to pull it out.



So what I could see previously was the bottom of the battery.

In the bottom of the flashlight body I can see the spring along with some other gunk. It's soaking in white vinegar again...



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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #37 on: September 28, 2020, 12:44:58 PM
I soaked it in vinegar for about three hours then tried sticking a small drill bit down one side... SUCCESS!
I was able to pull it out.

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So what I could see previously was the bottom of the battery.

In the bottom of the flashlight body I can see the spring along with some other gunk. It's soaking in white vinegar again...

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Glad it worked  :tu:

If you let the insides soak for a while you should be able to knock out the remaining residue with a toothpick
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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #38 on: September 28, 2020, 04:02:26 PM
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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #39 on: September 30, 2020, 04:25:07 PM
A pickled flashlight. What will they think of next?...

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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #40 on: October 17, 2020, 01:06:05 AM
No update on my end. I've been busy, and the light is low on my priority list currently. ☹️


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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #41 on: November 02, 2020, 07:37:41 PM
Probably a stupid suggestion because I'm missing something... as usually  :P

But with the LD20 you can un-screw both ends to only have the battery tube, right?

Can you do that and try to push out the remains of that battery?  :dunno:


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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #42 on: December 01, 2020, 07:15:07 PM
Update (final) for the light: I had mistyped, it was a LD02, so only two pieces, the head and the body.  I took a look at it today and the battery had completely vented; I tossed it, though have the head and pocket clip, for what it's worth.  Thank you again everyone for their suggestions and help with the light.


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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #43 on: December 01, 2020, 07:34:08 PM
You're welcome, thanks for the update :hatsoff:


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Re: Stuck battery in LD20
Reply #44 on: December 01, 2020, 08:42:18 PM
Sorry to hear.
I'll persevere with mine if I ever find the other end.


 

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