Any hints? Battery in Maglite went rampant

The Masons masonjs at
Sun Jun 21 12:20:42 PDT 2009

What make of cells are you using?  I know Energizer & Duracell have 
guarantees on their cells.  If their cells let go and damage your 
electrical/electronic device they will replace/repair it.  There is a good 
chance that other well known brands (Panasonic, Ray-O-Vac etc.) have similar 
Energizer had my Eagle sonar repaired and replaced a Maglite (2 AA unit). 
Don't toss the cells, as  they won't cover the guarantee without them.
If you have tossed them or they are some noname brand do as Charles suggests 
with the baking soda and water. If you're getting bored waiting for that to 
work put a little vinegar in --or not.  You can also use sodium hydroxide 
cleaning solutions mixed with water--409, Fantastic.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alexander Finger" <af at>
To: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at>
Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 12:56 PM
Subject: Any hints? Battery in Maglite went rampant

>I was wondering why the mag lite with the new LED was so dim and I could 
> open it I opened it with the right tools and found that the
> battery hat lost it, lucky enough the bottom one (of three).
> It would not go out so I ended up drilling a hole in the battery, putting 
> a
> screw in it and extracted it by getting a hold on the screw..but the mag
> lite's tube is full of residue now.
> Any magic tricks on how to get the debris out of the mag lite?
> cheers
> Alex

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