Doh! Battery stuck in P7 torch. HELP!
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?Posted 8 years ago
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.Posted 8 years agoanotherdeadheroMember
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).Posted 8 years ago
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 😯Posted 8 years ago
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.Posted 8 years ago
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 😕
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