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Old 06-11-2011, 02:12 AM #17
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Default Re: Melles Griot 05-LHR-111 wiring problem

YMMV but I haven't had much trouble yet. Some laser heads have the caps held on with screws. Melles Griot heads have them glued on but a bit of heat and some careful prying can extract them without damage. There may be potted heads too but I haven't found one yet. Splices can be done, I just try to avoid it.


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YMMV but I haven't had much trouble yet. Some laser heads have the caps held on with screws. Melles Griot heads have them glued on but a bit of heat and some careful prying can extract them without damage. There may be potted heads too but I haven't found one yet. Splices can be done, I just try to avoid it.
Yeah, I'm going to try that maybe. Any idea what temperature would work? It would seem rather the modest of heat would do the trick.
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I just kinda used intuition. Heat it up hot, but not so hot that it melts the plastic. You want to expand the aluminum slightly and soften the adhesive, just a bit too hot to touch. What I do is take a utility knife and push the edge between the plastic and aluminum to separate the parts slightly, then work my way around. At that point I can pull by hand and wiggle until the cap comes out.
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I just kinda used intuition. Heat it up hot, but not so hot that it melts the plastic. You want to expand the aluminum slightly and soften the adhesive, just a bit too hot to touch. What I do is take a utility knife and push the edge between the plastic and aluminum to separate the parts slightly, then work my way around. At that point I can pull by hand and wiggle until the cap comes out.
Would it be the rear, or front end cap I would take off?
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Depends what you're trying to do. If you want to replace the cord, remove the rear cap.
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Okay, thanks. I appreciate the assistance.
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