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I have several of these flashlights and experienced the same problem. Here's my solution: take off the light end and you will see a black base where the bulb is inserted into. The black base rotates. If all else is functional (batteries, bulbs, etc.), when you rotate this black base, the light should come on. Moving the base back and forth several times seems to help also (it seems there must be some kind of contact problem). All that's left is replacing the light end.

MagLite Mag Lite... | Answered on Oct 22, 2018


take the bottom piece off, remove the last battery and put a coating of petroleum jelly on the threads of the tube. Then take the bottom piece and run it all the way in and back off and back in 2 or 3 times. Then put a little more petroleum jelly on the threads and put the battery back in and the bottom piece. This should do it.

MagLite Mag Lite... | Answered on Feb 29, 2016


I found this site because I too have a pile of these with that problem. I have had maglites since the time when they weren't available to the general public and have always liked them. These new LED lights are great for the light/size ratio and I was very sorry to see this product perform so poorly. After reading the comments here I went to the Maglite site and found some troubleshooting tips. Believe it or not I fixed the one in my hand and can't wait to go fix the others. They really need to spell out on the package how the LED unit works when the batteries get low. Apparantly when they do get low the unit won't dim, it will completely shut off. You turn it off and then back on again and it flashes on but then stays off. According to the troubleshooting there is a bit of electonics in this unit that will shut the unit off if the battery voltage falls below a certain threshold. This appears exactly like a poor contact problem. I thought I had try battery replacement on some of my units in the past. The toubleshooting section does also cover other possible issues and shows how to try to fix them - not a bad document. Here is the link - good luck - I hope they stay in business. I think they need to address this issue somehow or else they will silently loose their market share. http://www.maglite.com/pdf/CustServ/Mini%20Maglite%20LED%20FAQ5222007805552.pdf

MagLite Mag Lite... | Answered on Aug 20, 2015


well, I have a 3 cell mini maglite AA with a corroded battery stuck up next to the LED. I have searched but not found a way to remove the LED to push out the battery with a dowel. The best solution I read about was to drill a hole in the battery and insert a large screw and pull it all out.
(My Maglite is from 2009 or 2010, but I think they made this model in 2011, 2012 and 2013- this is for SEO!)

MagLite Mag Lite... | Answered on Mar 31, 2013


That is normal for a mag light.

MagLite Mag Lite... | Answered on Dec 21, 2012


SOUNDS LIKE IT IS CORRODED. PUT A FEW DROPS OF RAPID TAP TAPPING FLUID OR A FEW DROPS OF THIN MACHINE OIL AROUND THE CAP. LET IT SIT FOR A FEW DAYS AND TRY IT AGAIN.

MagLite Mag Lite... | Answered on Dec 21, 2012


they either unscrew from the back end or they unscrew from around the thick light end , then just pop in some new batteries making sure that they are pointed in the same direction

MagLite Mag Lite... | Answered on Oct 25, 2012


Carefully.....

Check in the base of the torch and you will see the spare bulb. you need to pull the spring out to get at it.
Next unscrew the top off the torch to expose the bulb.
The bulb is easily removed by gently pulling straight out. Replace the new bulb in the same way, lining the two pins up with the holes (doesn't matter which way round) and wipe the bulb clean of any finger grease etc.
Screw the top back on and replace the spring in the base before screwing the base back on..
Replacement bulbs, and all other parts for that matter, are easily sourced at any good outdoor store that stocks MAG.

Hope this helps..

MagLite Mag Lite... | Answered on Sep 21, 2010


http://www.maglite.com/repaircenters.asp

enter zip code or country for a list of repair centers

MagLite Mag Lite... | Answered on Jul 22, 2010


Yes there is a cap. I had the same problem most likely the battery inside has corroded and leaked fusing the cap shut, contact MagLite at www.maglite.com if there were either Duracell, Eveready or Ray-O-Vac batteries in there they will replace it for free under warranty.

MagLite Mag Lite... | Answered on May 26, 2010


Unscrew the top head of the flashlight and check the contact points next to the bulb. if all else fails buy another one and take that one back and tell them it's defective.

MagLite Mag Lite... | Answered on May 25, 2010


The end will unscrew

MagLite Mag Lite... | Answered on Mar 03, 2010

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