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HAS YOUR ELECTRONIC BUTTON STOPPED WORKING?
Several posts have reported that the electron button on these MassDrop/Lumintop flashlights stopped working. I have encountered this a couple of times now with the Blue Titanium AAA flashlight that I just received and have discovered why it’s happening.
The seals on the light are so good that if the battery you use experiences any off-gassing, pressure will build up inside the light to a point where you can’t push the button down to turn the light ON. In fact, it feels like the button has broken entirely.
However, I unscrewed the button end just a bit, heard a “Pffttt!” sound, and suddenly the button works again. Apparently, high pressure inside the light can prevent the button from being pushed down at all. Thought this might be helpful to those who have reported button issues.
What kind of batterys are you using????
It’s an older Duracell. You know, the ones with the pinch tester on the side of them? Had a handful that I am “burning“ through until they die. Then I’ll go back to my Eneloops.
How did you unscrew it? I can't manage to even nudge it a bit.
Which metal do you have? Both the back end with the button, and the front end with the element, will unscrew. If you have the Titanium one, then it’s going to be ‘grittier’ to unscrew. One you do get it apart putting a bit of mineral oil on the threads should help.
Thanks for your reply! I have the classic Ti one, with a dysfunctional button that I'm trying to troubleshoot, i think I don't have that brute force to do it, I've tried so hard hahaha. I'm also trying to disassemble the tail cap, it seems like an impossible job if I don't have sturdy tweezers. Anyway I've emailed lumintop customer support, hoping they'll send me a new tailcap 😢 I really wanted to buy the copper and blue Ti versions, but the electric switch problems make me think otherwise.
If you can, take some thick rubber bands and wrap several tightly around the body and several around the button end. These might give you better grip to twist without damaging the finish.
Alternatively, have you tried unscrewing the element end. That might releave the pressure and allow you to get everything apart (See my blue one in pic above for where the Titanium ones come apart).
Thank you for being so helpful, I haven't got the circuit LED end unscrew yet, I've tried to yesterday by putting rubber gloves on it and twisting to my might, will find thick rubber bands, hope it'll do the trick. Thanks again!
Perhaps one should lubricate the threads upon arrival before first use to somewhat insure the ability to disassemble at a later date.. Preventative maintenance, so to speak..