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Bionicle Light Up Sword Question

terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 189
So I got a bionicle light up sword from set #8728 in a small thrift store haul this past week. The batteries appear to be long dead. I've used Google, YouTube, and the forum. Maybe I'm just missing something, but I cant seem to find anything on how to change the batteries or what type they take. There's three small screws on the sword but I don't seem to have a small enough tool. Can anyone tell me what I need? Thanks in advance!

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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,171
    At the risk of being annoyingly obvious, I’d go out and buy a set of tiny screwdrivers. Any decent hardware store should have them and they’ll come in handy now and then.
    SprinkleOtter
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 189
    I wasn't even aware they made them that small lol. Sorry if I appear a bit daft. I don't have a whole lot of experience with tools and I live out in West Virginia so I don't want to waste trips to a store and come back empty handed. Just figured it would be easier to ask someone than to go running around the countryside unable to find what I need lol. I wasn't sure if just any hardware store carried those kind of screwdrivers or if they were a special tool as I have found on some other toys. Thanks for your input though! @Astrobricks
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,357
    They'll probably be called watchmakers screwdrivers. 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,422
    https://www.harborfreight.com/33-piece-precision-screwdriver-set-93916.html
    https://www.harborfreight.com/16-piece-precision-screwdriver-set-4143.html

    Harbor Freight has multiple options for cheap precision screwdrivers. Similar sets are available at Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, but best prices I have found were at Harbor Freight.
    mak0137
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,171
    I just dug out my “precision screwdrivers”. I have a set of standard and Philips. Here’s what the Philips set looks like. 
    I’ve just realized that the brand is Archer, which was a Radio Shack brand, so probably no longer available. If you have anywhere you could go for electronic components and tools (Micro Center comes to mind), they would probably have something. Otherwise, there is always the internet. Try this: 
    http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=Precision+Screwdriver
    LEGOFan2
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 189
    edited August 2018
    Ahh Ok! Thanks that helps a lot! :) @Astrobricks @Huw @datsunrobbie
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 497
    Once you get the cover unscrewed, there are three LR41 button cell batteries inside. Those can be readily found at Wal-Marts or any store that sells batteries. You just might not be able to buy more than a pack of one in each, though. There's always the internet sellers for volume, though.
    stlux
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,422
    If you don't see LR41 batteries hanging with the rest, they are the ones used in Hexbugs. I bought 100 from this ebay seller just a couple of weeks ago, delivered in just two days, for $7.38 with free shipping. Target sells them for the Hexbugs for $10/dozen.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/350717887595

    https://www.target.com/p/hexbug-battery-12-pack/-/A-15365630
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 189
    edited August 2018
    Thanks again! Very helpful! @Lego_Lord_Mayorca @datsunrobbie  I got the screwdrivers at a walmart today but frustratingly they did not have LR41 batteries or any equivalent. Sure I'll find them around here somewhere though lol :)
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,171
    edited August 2018
    You’re welcome :)
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