Doh! Battery stuck in P7 torch. HELP!

Home Forum Bike Forum Doh! Battery stuck in P7 torch. HELP!

Viewing 19 posts - 1 through 19 (of 19 total)
  • Doh! Battery stuck in P7 torch. HELP!
  • Gary_M
    Member

    Unscrew the head, led unit comes out, unscrew tailcap, push battery out.

    cheers_drive
    Member

    I thought the head would come off but it won't budge so I thought that it must be bonded on. I can remove the lens but cant remove the LED unit beneath it.

    Gary_M
    Member

    mmm if I unscrew the lens on mine, then take the reflector out the led unit just drops out. Maybe they've changed them so the led unit is bonded in or maybe mine is faulty – doesn't rattle though and works.

    Ewan
    Member

    Take end off. Flick it rapidly downwards. Continue until it comes out getting progressively more violent.

    The head on my P7 is glued on as well.

    is only apropriate considering your language in the topic title

    TinMan
    Member

    I was thinking about using some old inner tube for the rattling with mine. Hopefully less of an issue with sticking and no glue to be affected by heat.

    From what I recall, Trout had the most experience with removing the heads off P7s. All were screwed together not bonded, but there were a number of different types of thread in circulation, so if you're is a newer one it may even be bonded (MTE have started bonding the 3-2 torch range I believe).

    Have you tried cooling it to see if the tape will shrink?

    cheers_drive
    Member

    Take end off. Flick it rapidly downwards. Continue until it comes out getting progressively more violent.

    Tried that but it won't budge. It didn't force it in either but I think the outside of the tape must have had sticky residue on it from the reel which has helped it get stuck.

    I think some of the torches need the glue bonding softened with hot water to get the other end to unscrew – obviously immersion isn't a good idea.

    Otherwise GT85? It ain't gonna do any harm to the electrics. Give it a poke to see if you can 'bounce' it off the spring at the led pill end (I think both ends are sprung is memory serves). Tap on table (it is solid state after all).

    Premier Icon Bregante
    Subscriber

    But these are so cheap and soooooo much better than Lupines, Lumicycles and Ay Ups etc that surely its worth just buying a new one 😉

    Glad I got my Maxx D :mrgreen:

    devs
    Member

    I'd just go with the screw idea. Drill a pilot hole and then screw in a big size 10 woodscrew or similar and pull out. Simples.

    smudge
    Member

    warm it up gently with a hairdryer to get the tape tacky again?.
    OR is there anything you can dab a bit of superglue to (small plastic rod) to bond onto the bottom ( not too much to smear across the whole cell and case) and then pull out

    cheers_drive
    Member

    I'd just go with the screw idea. Drill a pilot hole and then screw in a big size 10 woodscrew or similar and pull out. Simples.

    I was worried about it exploding or something.

    I may try to stick something to it with epoxy and pulkl it out.

    – Off topicing my own tread here but Julia Bradbury is on shooting stars 😯

    smudge
    Member

    did i ever tell you i worked in a cardboard box factory…. I earnt a packet

    stuey
    Member

    Sucker dart from kids toy?

    abductee
    Member

    STOP!

    Before you screw anything into a lithium ion battery look what happens when you crush one

    cheers_drive
    Member

    OK I'm stupid and didn't think this out but I wrapped a layer of electrical tape around the battery to stop it rattling (it's annoying when on the road bike) and now it wont come out as it appears to be wedged in.
    I thought I could poke it out by removing the LED unit but the LED unit screws are made of cheese. What can I do? I considered screwing into the battery and pulling it out but I guess that would be stupid and dangerous 😕

    cheers_drive
    Member

    Thanks – I did think that it wouldn't be the wisest thing to do and that video has definately confirmed that!

    smudge
    Member

    cheers drive,
    if still joy or a bit worried, if you would like to post it to me to look at I dont mind having a go for you

    cheers_drive
    Member

    Smudge
    I may take you up on that if the double bubble doesn't work. I'll 'borrow' some from work tomorrow and give it a go.

Viewing 19 posts - 1 through 19 (of 19 total)

The topic ‘Doh! Battery stuck in P7 torch. HELP!’ is closed to new replies.