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I have multiple GE Rechargeable Flashlights Desc. # GE7905-PFNL with a built in night light bought around the same time. The flashlights work fine but the night lights on each device no longer function. There doesn't seem to be a way to open the unit to replace a bulb. A new unit is $20+ each and if I can repair that would be preferred to buying new ones. Any advice? Thank you in advance!

Posted by Anonymous on Jan 08, 2011

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I have multiple GE Rechargeable Flashlights Desc. # GE7905-PFNL with a built in night light bought around the same time. The flashlights work fine but the night lights on each device no longer function. There doesn't seem to be a way to open the unit to replace a bulb. A new unit is $20+ each and if I can repair that would be preferred to buying new ones. Any advice? Thank you in advance!


Hello. I uncovered my flashlight like this tonight going through a box of stuff to still be unpacked and came across your question as the only result of a Google search for replacement information. Eventually I decide to, and succeeded at getting it apart, and then I found, in a search for a replacement battery, this very good review of the product with pictures of disassembly and battery replacement. Rather than post my own pictures, it seemed simpler to just link to the other review. It's well written. I'll just say that I used another method of separating the end caps. They are designed with a snap-together arrangement, but are obviously glued as well, probably with cyanoacrylate adhesive (aka Super Glue). That's really the only challenge with disassembly. The battery is an H110BC NiMH 3.6v battery assembly made from a stack of 3 1.2V button batteries. These seem to be easily available. Also, that search led me to the Sylvania version of this product, still widely available. (Sylvania was previously a GE company, but now appears to be associated with Osram. This would explain the complete dearth of information connected with the GE part number for this flashlight.) Anyway, I hope this helps you. Oh, I just bought a bunch of these online. Here's a list of stores that sell them. Cheers.
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I bought a vector 20 million power series sport/spot light and based my purchase on reviewsand company reputation. After receiving the light in the mail I followed the instructions charging it for the proper length of time then tried the light at night in a wooded area near my home. First impressions were anything but favorable, the light was poorly designed ergonomicallythe on-off switches were positioned to put it bluntly in a very stupid place making it awkward to turn off and on. I was ok with the lights size and weight it was just the way it was designed that made its size and weight a detriment to ease of use. Next after a several day full and complete charge I put the light in the trunk of my car to be ready for use on a weekend camping trip. When we arrived at the campsite and began setting up I got the vector out with high expectation of it lighting up my area so I could set up my tent so I set it up turned it on and at first thought wow this is great adjusted the stand started setting up camp when the brand new VECTOR 20 million candle power light slowly started to dim out all to my chagrin of course. within minutes it was dead as a doornail. Almost a HUNDRED dollars for a flashlight and my old trusty 1 million candle power DORCEY spotlight purchased from Harbor Freight that fortunately was in the trunk of my car came to the rescue.A cheap 10 dollar spotlight not only was brighter but it lasted the entire time it took to set up camp. After the weekend was over and I was back at home I emailed the vector company and to be honest was treated with a cross between sarcasism and indifference when I expressed my concerns. I was more than a little surprised and caught completely off guard so much so I allowed myself to be dismissed when I asked if I could trade in y brand new spotlight on one of equal or the one I was interested in trading on was a fair bit more expensive. My less than polite or helpful customer service represenative told me that they do not do that and in so much words he made it clear that I was stuck with the one I have and that it is clearly written in the ad that it is a large floodlight,. I gave up figured I had been stuck with the floodlight and swallowed my pride after writing a less than favorable review on the floodlight. I just had to write again I just took the light out to look at a car I had trouble with today turned it on and thought hey this is working ok but within 15 minutes the light dimmed very quickly till it was stone dead and I could not see anything. So out of sheer frustration I am writing this letter to express my feelings once more. Again I broke out my 10 dollar dorcey floodlight that had been hanging on a hook not plugged in and charging just hanging took it outside and it not only lit up my car but lasted the entire time and was still going strong when I finished brought it in hung it up and put the charger on it. So after this long winded explanation about one of your products it comes down to "I WOULD NEVER AGAIN BUY ANY VECTOR PRODUCTS NOR RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE!" I am stuck with this lemon I am trying to decide what the best job could be for this floodlight and all I could think of is that it would work well as a corner weight on the tarpaulin that I have covering my car. Sincerely, James R. Clement. A dissatisfied customer .


This light has'nt really like others much that can go wrong. I'm sorry to hear you had so many problems. I have this light and recieved it second hand, without an owners manual. I went to VectorMfg.com which redirected me to Black & Deckers web site. I there downloaded an owners manual. If I would'nt have done that I may have also posted many of the questions reguarding this light. There are many inportant things to know before use and continued use. The bulb and battery are replacable. Hope this helps! Matthew
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I would like to repair my Ultrafire SSC-P7 900 Lumen flashlight. The unit only has one mode - dim at @60 lumens. The switch should allow for a Low, Medium, High and Strobe mode. Do I need to replace/upgrade the switch. Or do components on the P7 module need to be relaced... I enjoy DIY. The P7 LED uses 2 X 18650 lithium-ion rechargables. The batteries require a connection between. Others have recommended a Neodymium disc about 1/4'' by 1/16 works fine electrically and mechanically


Hello, The mode is changed on these type of flishlights by momenatry pressing of the switch while it is on. try it i am sure it will work.
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Even though you've had the light for over a year, I would take it back to the Cabela's, get a manager, explain the problem, and see if they will simply exchange it for a new one. They have pretty good customer service, and if it is one of their own products, then I would expect them to stand behind it. By the way, sounds like the battery is not holding a charge. Before taking it back, try charging it with the car adapter (it should have come with one) in case your AC Charger is bad. May be that your light and battery is fine, and you have a bad charger.Also, they do still sell the flashlight there. CheersNick
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Yes , Matco and snap on tool trucks can sell you switch and show you how. , or farm and fleet stores .
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I have a Garrity Industries #06443....AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT.....I cannot figure out how to open the case to change the batteries. I can unscrew the top of the unit to access the bulb. And, I assume that the small, notched end of the unit unscrews to access the batteries. I just cannot open...even with channel locks. So, I want to be sure that is the correct way to access the batteries before i really crnak on it....Thanks for your help. Bill


The notched end of the unit is the lid of the battery cover. It might be cross-threaded. Immerse that end in hot water and then twist holding with a dry towel. Hopefully that should open it.
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