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Old 04-29-2009, 03:03 AM #1
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Default Brand new batteries won't work

Hey guys. This is my first post here, but I've been reading articles and stuff for a few weeks now.

Anyways, I just got my new <50 mW laser pointer from LED Shoppe (my first pointer ever) and it works great! But I figured if I put some better batteries in it then it would work a little better. It came with "Andali" brand batteries.

So I switched those out for some brand new Duracells and it doesn't even shine! If I look down inside the pointer I can see just a tiny spot of light. They are the same battery type (AAA, 1.5V, alkaline) so I don't get it. I tried a few sets of batteries so I know they aren't defective.

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Default Re: Brand new batteries won't work

Hope this doesn't sound too obvious, but those pointers are usually case positive. (positive end of batteries toward tail cap)
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Default Re: Brand new batteries won't work

Hm yeah that would be a problem... but I double checked it and it's still not working. I had my brother try new batteries in his too and he's got the same problem.

I don't know, this doesn't make any sense to me.
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Default Re: Brand new batteries won't work

I know you said your new batts are AAA1.5v. also get a digital multi meter and check the new batts voltage. do a side by side comparison with the old. Also put the old ones back in to see it still works at all. :-?


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Hm.. thanks for the input. I don't have a multimeter but that's ok.

I bought a couple rechargeable AAA's from Radioshack and they work great. I guess my laser just doesn't like Duracell? I really don't understand it but it's not a problem anymore
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Odd... rechargeables are only 1.2V.
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