A while ago, my Big Bang V.I.P crown light stick ran out of battery. I decided to change the battery today since KCON is coming up and I wanted to show my Big Bang love for G-Dragon (GD) – one of my ultimate biases :) However, I ran into some problems. My light stick wasn’t as bright as it should be and/or it was flickering every time I pressed the button. Either I got a crappy light stick or my batteries were bad. From what I can tell using Google, changing the batteries should have been very simple. The problem with changing my batteries is that the LR44 button cell batteries that I bought were more thin than the LR44 batteries that the light stick originally came with.
After make-shifting some things here and there, I figured it out! So if you have batteries that look exactly like the original batteries that it came with, it should be simple. If you got batteries that were slightly thinner (like I accidentally did), then continue reading to figure out how to change the batteries for Big Bang’s V.I.P crown light stick!
I’m going to assume that you already know how to open the light stick and have already tried using the 6 thin batteries that you bought. To much of your demise, your light stick didn’t turn on and/or it was flickering. As you should have seen upon opening the light stick, it originally takes 6 LR44 button cell batteries. However, your batteries looked a little something like this, right?:
As you can see, my new batteries look more flat than the original batteries. For this tutorial, we’re going to need 7 (seven) of our LR44 batteries since it’s thinner. Surprisingly, 6 of the thick LR44 batteries equals to the same length as 7 of our thin LR44 batteries. Also, you’re going to need a short and thin strip of paper. So here we go!
Okay, so carefully maneuver the metal paperclip-like thing off to the side and slide out the old batteries. Take 6 of your thin batteries and put them inside your light stick with the smooth side of the batteries [with the words] facing up. For now, just keep your 7th thin battery off to the side. Make sure that all of your batteries are facing the same way! If your batteries are facing all different ways, then it won’t work (or it’ll become super hot and might explode inside your precious light stick :( Noooo!).
Next, cut and fold a thin strip of paper. Fold it in half like the picture I posted above. Make sure it’s wide enough to cover the battery. It doesn’t need to be fancy paper; printer or notebook paper should be fine. Are you still with me? We’re almost done!
After you’ve done that, place the folded strip of paper on top of your 6th battery. Honestly, I have no idea why I have to put a strip of paper in there. The light stick wouldn’t work without it.
After you placed the strip of paper, put your 7th battery in. Carefully maneuver the metal paper-clip thing back to where it was. You might have to hold the metal thing in place (like the picture I posted above) while screwing your light stick closed. After you’ve closed it, click the button and VOILA! Your glorious light stick should be as good as new!
I hope this helped! Let me know in the comments down below whether this worked for you! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask :) V.I.Ps and Big Bang ~Fighting~