Replacement switch for Lumintop FW3A copper flashlight?

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Replacement switch for Lumintop FW3A copper flashlight?

Hi, I’m hoping someone can help me figure out what to do about a Lumintop FW3A copper flashlight that seems to have a defective switch.

I ordered the light from China, and I really like it, but sometimes when the light is on, the switch gets stuck in the depressed position and cannot be clicked off. And sometimes when I am ramping up, I remove my thumb from the switch and it keeps ramping up by itself. I am concerned about the possible safety implications of a powerful light that won’t turn off.

I attempted to discuss this with the seller by email but to no avail. Can I get a replacement switch? Also I understand that there may be different versions of this model, so I would want to be sure to get the right switch.

I have no idea how to install a new switch on this light but I’m pretty handy so I could follow instructions. Smile

Many thanks for any help you can offer.

Peter

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> sometimes when the light is on, the switch gets stuck in the depressed position and cannot be clicked off

I would start by removing, cleaning and reassembling the tailswitch.. there is not a lot in there that can cause the switch to stick.. hopefully you will be able to solve that..

I dont know if Lumintop sells spare switches.. suggest you email them and ask

hope you get the light working properly, soon

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Hey Jon, Your suggestion worked! Thanks so much. -Peter

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I have a similar tail-switch problem with my FW3A. It doesn’t turn on the light.

Bought it from Neals Gadgets during the Father’s Day Sale, together with a SS bezel, sapphire lens, and (my poor decision) a 18350 tube. I enjoyed having it as my regular EDC for several weeks…until I finally decided to try changing the 18650 tube with the 18350 tube.

Very difficult to open the tail-switch. That was when I messed up the tail-switch. Parts inside fell loose. I couldn’t turn on the flashlight with the 18350 tube. And when I returned to using the 18650 tube, it also wouldn’t work anymore.

I have sent an email to Neals’ hotmail. But no response.

I have sent a similar enquirty to Lumintop China. And one response from “Victor” just advised me to reassmble the tail-switch. I couldn’t.

I want to find out whether I can get a replacement tail-switch from either Neals Gadgets or Lumintop China, since this FW3A is only about three months in my possession.

One lesson learned: Don’t open the tail-switch of this flashlight!