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
This is what is left in mine. I can't get it out.
You could try soaking it in something like vinegar?
I guess I could. 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
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.(Image removed from quote.)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...(Image removed from quote.)