LED Torch Repaired
One of my friends given me the torch & told me just see if it is fixable his children’s are playing with and they broken it vey badly. I opened the battery and found Battery compartment is total broken even On/Off switch leaf holder plastic support is also broken.
as I seen few plastic parts are also missing. This torch is Opening by sliding top cover in opposite direction so battery room is also not having enough space to do some work.
I told him to just leave the torch I will do something when I am free from my routine schedule. He left the torch with me say after one week I took this torch for repair. Only option is to putt On/Off Switch & Battery holder.
Now for on/off switch, place is very tight to adjust so decide to put the On/Off switch on torch where original sliding black part is located. I drilled hole on slider for fixing On/Off switch from inside.( I tried to put sliding switch butt there is no free place where I can adjust and it will not look proper).
but it didn’t worked because of height of this Switch is not allowing to put battery holder properly. So I took another switch with less height. But for this switch installation I have to cut the black slider part in rectangular shape so that this switch will fit properly. So I cut the black slider as per the requirement.
After this modification I tried to fix the battery holder & now it is in perfect shape but I have to cut the edges of the battery holder so that torch slider cover can slide easily.
First I cleaned and removed battery room plastic using hot knife and making room for Battery Holder.
After doing some touch up I done solder connection of the Switch & Battery Holder.
I assembled the torch for testing & result is………..
This article was prepared for you by Yogesh Panchal who works as a Computer Hardware Engineer in Mumbai India.
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Albert van Bemmelen
May 4, 2022 at 1:05 pm
Nicely fixed! In case the battery clips and springs are also corroded or broken they too can be replaced by ordering brand new ones. And can be found in at least two sizes and for dual or single penlight batteries, Like these:
May 5, 2022 at 1:12 am
Thank you for this resource. I never would have even thought to look for such an item!
May 7, 2022 at 3:05 pm
Albert Thanks! for the link.
May 4, 2022 at 2:51 pm
That's a good adjustment I never thought of.When such repair work comes to me, I usually use battery terminals from discarded tv remote control. Thanks for sharing.
May 7, 2022 at 3:06 pm
May 4, 2022 at 10:11 pm
Excellent work and thank you for sharing.
May 7, 2022 at 3:07 pm
Thanks! Abigail Karonga,
Babu M S
May 5, 2022 at 12:39 am
Very good idea that selection of AA size battery holder. Thank you very much sharing.
May 7, 2022 at 3:08 pm
Thanks! Babu M S
May 5, 2022 at 5:33 am
good job Yogesh: I am sure that you had a good feeling when you accomplished the nice repair. You probably made some children smile too.
May 7, 2022 at 3:09 pm
You are Right,Lynn Blakely
May 5, 2022 at 1:50 pm
I am very intrigued by your delicate & time consuming repair. Although the objective is to make a damaged electrical item work again, may I ask if the time spent is viable? I thought that such torch lights are quite cheap and easily available. Thank you
May 7, 2022 at 3:56 pm
Thanks! for your comment,I am not getting your point time spent for friends is Viable???.......this repair i hardly spent 20 minutes to see smiles on my friends children's by getting their thing in modified way to them.
May 6, 2022 at 1:29 am
This was an excellent repair Sir. Thanks for sharing
May 7, 2022 at 3:57 pm
Your welcome!Tito Kanshulu.
May 7, 2022 at 8:23 pm
Sometimes it is better to replace than to clean . Good repair and thanks for sharing
May 12, 2022 at 6:42 pm
May 8, 2022 at 11:12 pm
Vow, that is a lot of work for a tiny torch, but it lights up our spirit!
May 12, 2022 at 6:42 pm
Thank you! Sir.