May 10 2012
Hello M14.I had the same thing happen when I got my first drozd.I was using n-batteries with electrical tap on them for a better fit.What a nightmare. I tried all kinds of stuff but the bottom 2 batteries was struck solid. In the middle is a very small little shaft. It runs the length of the battery wells. I got a small rigid wire.I bented a very small hook on the end of it.I wriggled it down past the stuck battery,turn the hook inword and gentlely turn the wire so that the hook snagged on the edge of the battery.When it was hook solid,I pulled on the battery first gentle, then much harder.The battery moved. Did it again and it came out..I think I also put a couple of drops of oil down a couple of hours before. Make sure you have a bend in the wire or coat hanger to be able to really pull. It was a bastard to get out. GD.