Tiger arc lighter repair. WARNING! HIGH VOLTAGE! Stay off the button!
The arc lighter started working when the lid was closed and the button was pressed, then quit altogether:
The lighter metal swich part fell out when I opened it by removing the bottom two small Phillips screws by the
micro USB plug. After removing them I had to pry the top part up with the prying tool in the crack below the lid
assembly. It took some effort at first.
Finally the entire internal assembly slid up taking the square Tiger button plate with it. It just lays over a small rectangular switch:
If you look closely below the yellow wire and to the left of the blue wire there is an L shaped metal bracket that
lost the end piece. The large black coil creates the high voltage arc, which may not shock you, but could burn you!
Lithium battery is on left.
Placing a flat screwdriver between the angle and the screw to above it made the lighter work when the white button was pressed.
So I soldered a blob of solder to jump the space and checked that it was secure with a flat screwdriver.
The red LED is the charge indicator that sits in a white plastic mold next to the small white button switch.
Then I reassembled it by taping the wires down and placing the Tiger button plate over the white switch.
The cover has a slot on the front for the button plate to slide into while pushing it back up. The lighter uses only a 402030 220 mah lithium battery with protector circuit
4 mm thick by 20 mm wide and 30 mm long including the protection circuit.
There are 2 solder pads on the bottom of the circuit board on side it is connected to for voltage checks.
Lithium 3.7 volt batteries should never read below 2.8 volts or they need replaced!
This is the same battery used in my new HD car camera that I had to replace with an 18650 one externally.Ebay has them for $5 to $8 with free shipping from China or Hong Kong (up to 30 days)