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Old 02-04-2013, 07:45 PM #1
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Default 532nm dpss nightmare

Laserwave unit. Fell on the carpet from about 0.5-1 meters of height. Lased for a second or 2 when I turned it on, after the event. Then it went very dim. It was doing something close to 400 mW and had a very good beam profile. Such a shame Paid like $300 for it a year ago. Was going into my projector but I have to abandon the rgb project for now, now that I have no green light source. Sent it to some guy to examine it, he came to the conclusion that the emitter went nuts from the shock. Pictures below. What can I do? I dont know shit about dpss systems.







The repair cost would be too high that it wont be worth it.. Although, I tried contacting laserwave but they didn't respond. What would be the best thing to do with it? Any help is appreciated



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more pics of inside of head. See any broken glues?

Edit: I hate to ask, but why did you have a bunch of epic marbles on the floor?

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Any more information? How much does the diode draw, how much power is it producing? (Pre-optics)
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was there a woman to blame? (was she naked?)
or is this your own damn fault?

edit: thanks for all the GREAT pictures!

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was there a woman to blame? (was she naked?)
or is this your own damn fault?

edit: thanks for all the GREAT pictures!
Actually, i was showing my laser to my female roomate
She hot too. It was actually me who dropped the laser, so you can't really blame her for it.
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That's a weird Pump diode in that thing. If the diode is the issue Junktronix I believe has some.
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Take ARG's advice. You can narrow it down to the driver or head right away by measuring the output current.
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It has been found to provide the right current
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