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You should be getting my DOA return shortly. I mailed out Wednesday so it should be getting there today/tomorrow.
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Payment sent yesterday, now it's just a matter of patience Though, I'm sure it will still arrive long before my Arctic...
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That is pretty good timing actually hahaha well done. I'll make sure you get a good one as a replacement!
payment sent for another one, but to a different address, I PM'ed and put a note in paypal of where to go, my friend wanted one :P

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Hey guys, I received my 5mw green laser from Swimminsurfer yesterday and just tried it out ...

It came perfectly packaged (considering it was shipped only within southern California).

When I first popped in fresh AAA batteries the laser was alright, with a bright dot, but after less than 3 seconds, the laser dimmed by a great amount, I'd say 80-90%. This happened a lot, where the same would happen anytime I tried turning the laser on, but maybe after 10 tries, the laser maintained the constant brighter dot... does this signify anything? I am not that savvy with lasers and was just wondering....

I don't think mine is overspec'd, although I have no clue at all.
I compared it to my 5mw greenie from Dealextreme, which is definitely a lot brighter than the one I received.
The thing is that I don't know how overspec'd the Dealextreme one is so I have no way to measure either laser correctly.

Here is a picture, with my old DX laser on the left and the new one on the right:


Although I do wish the laser was a bit stronger or that I could measure its strength, I do greatly thank surfer for his business.
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Hey guys, I received my 5mw green laser from Swimminsurfer yesterday and just tried it out ...

It came perfectly packaged (considering it was shipped only within southern California).

When I first popped in fresh AAA batteries the laser was alright, with a bright dot, but after less than 3 seconds, the laser dimmed by a great amount, I'd say 80-90%. This happened a lot, where the same would happen anytime I tried turning the laser on, but maybe after 10 tries, the laser maintained the constant brighter dot... does this signify anything? I am not that savvy with lasers and was just wondering....

I don't think mine is overspec'd, although I have no clue at all.
I compared it to my 5mw greenie from Dealextreme, which is definitely a lot brighter than the one I received.
The thing is that I don't know how overspec'd the Dealextreme one is so I have no way to measure either laser correctly.

Here is a picture, with my old DX laser on the left and the new one on the right:


Although I do wish the laser was a bit stronger or that I could measure its strength, I do greatly thank surfer for his business.
For one, usually they don't do that but since you said the problem stabilized I'd assume the laser was just cold and once it warmed up it worked better. And also judging by that picture I really don't think a 5mW laser should have a dot that bright unless it was really overspec! 5mW pointers are ones you're supposed to be able to use as actual pointers (I.e. lecture halls where you can actually look at the dot comfortably).

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For one, usually they don't do that but since you said the problem stabilized I'd assume the laser was just cold and once it warmed up it worked better. And also judging by that picture I really don't think a 5mW laser should have a dot that bright unless it was really overspec! 5mW pointers are ones you're supposed to be able to use as actual pointers (I.e. lecture halls where you can actually look at the dot comfortably).

I'd recommend investing in a power meter! Its a really handy investment!
Haha I figured my old one was overspec'd when I first got it.

I would definitely not use it in a presentation... At least I've got two lasers now, possibly one to use in my nerf gun haha

BTW, I also noticed that the two second laser weakening still remains all the time, just the drop is less. Like I once I turn it on, I can see a clear beam at night, but after it stabilizes the beam dims to almost nothing. Is this just how lasers generally work?

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what kind of batteries are you using?
If something started out strong but got weaker my first suspicion would be cheap/dying batteries unable to keep up the current output.
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BTW, on these pointers which way do the batteries go in? case negative or case positive?
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what kind of batteries are you using?
If something started out strong but got weaker my first suspicion would be cheap/dying batteries unable to keep up the current output.
Pretty sure the problem isn't with the batteries.
I'm using fresh energizer batteries, the same ones I used to power my stronger DX laser. I switched the pairs with the other laser and nothing changed in either situation-thanks for the idea though

EDIT: I'm not sure about case-positive or negative, but they work like my other one, where they go into the backing positive first

Oh, and I noticed something else with my laser. Whenever I cold start it from a kinda long break, the original dying problem of the laser dimming 80-90% reappears for maybe a minute before it stabilizes...

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My two pointers bought from swimminsurfer256 do the same thing you're describing. It comes on as a bright dot and then dims dramatically. One of them actually turns off and then back on in the beginning.

The two that I bought here are way less bright (beam, dot) than my $5 ebay one. He said he tested about 20 lasers and set aside the brightest for me but it doesn't look that way I guess it's a luck of the draw on which one you get from him and possibly ebay too. He does respond quickly to emails though.
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My two pointers bought from swimminsurfer256 do the same thing you're describing. It comes on as a bright dot and then dims dramatically. One of them actually turns off and then back on in the beginning.

The two that I bought here are way less bright (beam, dot) than my $5 ebay one. He said he tested about 20 lasers and set aside the brightest for me but it doesn't look that way I guess it's a luck of the draw on which one you get from him and possibly ebay too. He does respond quickly to emails though.
Yeah, with the large numbers he's selling, the lasers are definitely going to be different. But for the price he's offering these are still a good deal with free shipping. Oh and I also noticed the laser getting much warmer than my other one... even after some time cooling

I think I'm just gonna try to fit this into my nerf gun which has positive and negative cables connected to a 2xAA source (If anyone has time to help me with this project, PM me please )
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