My Lumintop EDC18 2800 Lumens has problems. help!

Adriano

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Hi, the flashlight worked well after some years, but yesterday I had the unfortunate idea to clean it externally with a damp cotton swab. The flashlight gave me problems immediately. Now when I turn on the flashlight, every 2-3 seconds it dims the light intensity and then turns off automatically. I just opened it without disassembling anything and dried internally with the hair dryer, but I'm getting the same problem. I am not an expert but I love that flashlight. What can I do to make it work? It seems unbelievable to me that it got ruined like this. If it is not possible to repair it, can you tell me if there is a similar flashlight, with the same power or better? Many thanks for your welcome advice.
 

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SCEMan

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Recharge the battery or try a freshly charged one. I can't imagine how wiping the exterior with a damp cotton swab could cause this issue.
 

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Hi, the flashlight worked well after some years, but yesterday I had the unfortunate idea to clean it externally with a damp cotton swab. The flashlight gave me problems immediately. Now when I turn on the flashlight, every 2-3 seconds it dims the light intensity and then turns off automatically. I just opened it without disassembling anything and dried internally with the hair dryer, but I'm getting the same problem. I am not an expert but I love that flashlight. What can I do to make it work? It seems unbelievable to me that it got ruined like this. If it is not possible to repair it, can you tell me if there is a similar flashlight, with the same power or better? Many thanks for your welcome advice.

It may not matter much, but I'll ask the obvious: What substance was the cotton swab dampened with - and also perhaps, which specific areas of the light got cleaned? Could be a clue in that.
 
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