An old friend died (flashlight)!

Pronto Tonto

Newly Enlightened
Apr 1, 2014
I have checked in on this site for a while and thought it was time that I join. To coin a phrase, out of the darkness and into the light!

Many years ago I bought one of the first Arc AA flashlights that lived on my keychain which I carried with me everyday. A few days ago it no longer worked. I replaced the battery, used an eraser to clean the contacts but it would not light. The search for a new companion was on. I located a Fenix PD 22 at a local outdoor store and since I have other lights that use a CR123 I bought this light for my new keychain light. It maybe a little large for some but seems good to me so far. I really like the max output for such a small light.

i still would like to try to bring my Arc AA back to life. Can you guys provide any suggestions on how to fix the Arc AA?


Flashlight Enthusiast
Aug 27, 2004
Welcome to CPF Pronto Tonto!

Check to see if Millermods is still around. He was the Arc mod king.