Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Tutorials, Help & Repairs



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2008, 03:57 AM #1
divindavid's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 100
Rep Power: 10
divindavid will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to divindavid
divindavid divindavid is offline
Class 1M Laser
divindavid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 100
Rep Power: 10
divindavid will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to divindavid
Default 5mw new wish help

hello i got a new wish 5mw green laser the other from DX and when i point it at a wall of anything with in about 15 feet the dot on the wall has like a green X were the green dot is



i dont know what to do


also could i have some tips from opening it up for a pot mod it seems imposable to open with a box cutter or such


david.


divindavid is offline   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 01-12-2008, 04:27 AM #2
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,932
Rep Power: 462
spyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to spyrorocks
spyrorocks spyrorocks is offline
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,932
Rep Power: 462
spyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to spyrorocks
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

I wouldn't mod a DX laser.. they are pretty much at their limit.

DX lasers are low quality cheap lasers, you can really expect them to do much.

You probably have a dirty lens or the lens is scratched. If you notice there are 2 or more beams coming out of it, you could have mode problems. Shine it though a magnifying glass and see if you can spot 2 beams.

A picture of the X would be helpful as well.
__________________
spyrorocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2008, 01:07 PM #3
divindavid's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 100
Rep Power: 10
divindavid will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to divindavid
divindavid divindavid is offline
Class 1M Laser
divindavid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 100
Rep Power: 10
divindavid will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to divindavid
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

ok thanks
but about the dx lasers i have seen a lot of people saying that they are great to mod i dont want to mod it any more than 34-45mw nothing extreme


i will try to get a picture of the lens later today

i dont have a magnified glass
divindavid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2008, 12:01 AM #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 0
The_Key_Chain_Kid is on a distinguished road
The_Key_Chain_Kid The_Key_Chain_Kid is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 0
The_Key_Chain_Kid is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

Quote:
Originally Posted by divindavid
ok thanks
but about the dx lasers i have seen a lot of people saying that they are great to mod i dont want to mod it any more than 34-45mw nothing extreme


i will try to get a picture of the lens later today

i dont have a magnified glass

wow you dont have a magnifing glass?there like a 2 dollars at pretty much any shop.
The_Key_Chain_Kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2008, 12:28 AM #5
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 220
Rep Power: 11
paper183 is on a distinguished road
paper183 paper183 is offline
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 220
Rep Power: 11
paper183 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

Quote:
Originally Posted by divindavid
ok thanks
but about the dx lasers i have seen a lot of people saying that they are great to mod i dont want to mod it any more than 34-45mw nothing extreme


i will try to get a picture of the lens later today

i dont have a magnified glass
Going from 5mw to ~40mw is asking quite a lot to a cheap laser... and they are APC controlled which means they wont go higher than 5mw even if you turn the pot in the laser.
paper183 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2008, 01:57 AM #6
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 795
Rep Power: 33
Chad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond repute
Chad Chad is offline
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 795
Rep Power: 33
Chad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

35-40 mWs IS extreme for a 5mW pointer.
And modding lasers is a bad idea, period. No matter what you see in youtube videos or whatever, it's still a bad idea.
Even if you do succeed and get a noticeable increase in power, chances are you won't be able to enjoy it for more than a few hours. The diode's ~50,000 hour lifetime will generally be reduced to 1-2. :P
Chad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2008, 02:01 AM #7
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,032
Rep Power: 31
pseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud of
pseudonomen137 pseudonomen137 is offline
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,032
Rep Power: 31
pseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud ofpseudonomen137 has much to be proud of
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

35-40mW from a 5mW NewWIsh? Nothing extreme? If I tried overclocking my 2.0Ghz processor to 14-16Ghz and said it was nothing extreme, what would you think. Then imagine its a crappy processor that barely works as as and try modding it to 14-16Ghz processor. Thats what you're asking.

A 5mW NewWIsh probably can't even handle 5mW. If you try modding it, it'll be a great learning experience, but don't even try it if you aren't fully ready to lose your laser.

BTW, Chad, the lifetime of regular 808nm diodes is far less than 50000hr.
pseudonomen137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2008, 01:23 PM #8
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,880
Rep Power: 21
BlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really nice
Send a message via MSN to BlueFusion
BlueFusion BlueFusion is offline
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,880
Rep Power: 21
BlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really nice
Send a message via MSN to BlueFusion
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

actually carter I think you're being a bit harsh. Plenty of people have lately been getting True 5s from DX, stock (unmodded) at around 30mW.
BlueFusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2008, 08:51 PM #9
divindavid's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 100
Rep Power: 10
divindavid will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to divindavid
divindavid divindavid is offline
Class 1M Laser
divindavid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 100
Rep Power: 10
divindavid will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to divindavid
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

hey i overclocked my quad core from 2.66 to 3.2 ;D
divindavid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2008, 10:05 PM #10
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 795
Rep Power: 33
Chad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond repute
Chad Chad is offline
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 795
Rep Power: 33
Chad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond reputeChad has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5mw new wish help


did I really say 50,000?
grr. I meant ~5,000.
Chad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2008, 10:48 PM #11
divindavid's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 100
Rep Power: 10
divindavid will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to divindavid
divindavid divindavid is offline
Class 1M Laser
divindavid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 100
Rep Power: 10
divindavid will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to divindavid
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

i think theres a scratch on the diode/lens because thers two dots when pointed
divindavid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2008, 09:55 PM #12
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 81
Rep Power: 10
SteelRain is on a distinguished road
SteelRain SteelRain is offline
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 81
Rep Power: 10
SteelRain is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

Your going to need to post a picture of the dot for the best help we can give you.\

Best case cenario is that your lens is dirty. You can use microfiber cloth, a Cotton swab (Although it may make it worse :P) or compressed air. If using a cotton swab, put a DROP of lens cleaner on first.

the other situation is bad mode shifts... try warming it up before use
SteelRain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2008, 10:37 PM #13
Razako's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 4,373
Rep Power: 24102
Razako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond repute
Razako Razako is online now
Class 3B Laser
Razako's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 4,373
Rep Power: 24102
Razako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond reputeRazako has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

Trying to modify a dx 5 mw is kind of pointless when you can just buy the true 30mw for 7 dollars more and not risk ruining your laser.
__________________

Razako is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2008, 01:38 PM #14
divindavid's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 100
Rep Power: 10
divindavid will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to divindavid
divindavid divindavid is offline
Class 1M Laser
divindavid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 100
Rep Power: 10
divindavid will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to divindavid
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

yeah i think i am going to sell this one to my friend and buy another DX greenie

what one do u think is the most light for my buck the 5mw the 10my the 20mw the 30mw or the 50mw
divindavid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2008, 10:23 PM #15
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,932
Rep Power: 462
spyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to spyrorocks
spyrorocks spyrorocks is offline
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,932
Rep Power: 462
spyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond reputespyrorocks has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to spyrorocks
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

30mw by far.
__________________
spyrorocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2008, 01:39 AM #16
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,880
Rep Power: 21
BlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really nice
Send a message via MSN to BlueFusion
BlueFusion BlueFusion is offline
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,880
Rep Power: 21
BlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really nice
Send a message via MSN to BlueFusion
Default Re: 5mw new wish help

Agreed... and don't pot mod anything in these days when more power is fairly cheap.
BlueFusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On











Loading








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes






Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:31 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC