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Old 06-23-2012, 03:13 AM #49
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The battery wasn't in wrong. If it's case positive then I put the battery in right (+ down towards the tail cap). eh no big deal I'll try it later on with some different batteries when I get some, maybe i'll have better luck


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The battery wasn't in wrong. If it's case positive then I put the battery in right (+ down towards the tail cap). eh no big deal I'll try it later on with some different batteries when I get some, maybe i'll have better luck
Oh, okay. I thought you mean down as in towards the spring. That's really strange then... I hope nothing got damaged in the shipping, I tested everything before I sent it out.
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The insides of these lasers are pretty flimsy. I had a similar experience with my first mini.

Upon autopsy, it looked like the spring on the back of the driver made contact with the host... same end result, hot and dead
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Upon autopsy, it looked like the spring on the back of the driver made contact with the host... same end result, hot and dead
I'll take it apart later and see if thats the case, either way it was the host I really wanted, which is excellent btw. Now just to find a module for it.
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Did the laser die, or did the battery just get fried? I would think if that was the case here than the battery would just sort and the laser may still be OK.

Edit: I don't even know what I was trying to say here. Time to sleep.

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The laser died. I didn't take it completely apart, but the driver was clearly damaged. It was a combo of bad luck I guess.

Considering the price though, and that I used (abused it) for a long time, it served it's purpose.

I never tested the battery, to see if it's fried too or not actually... suppose I should do that at some point

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