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Hi all, I own Lazerer Rifle 532nm 200mw laser.
Was working fine and bright beam for about 2 years.
Lately it has become dim, like the power dropped in half or even 2/3.
Tried to change 3 different batteries with no help.
Do you guys know what could cause this?
Is it fixable?

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Did you happen to drop it at some point?
If you did not the Ir diode could be going south. I think a few people on the forums have managed to replace their diodes in the past on dpss lasers.
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Didn't drop it.
Would be nice to know if it is fixable and how do I know if it's the diode or the driver or anything else?
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Hey Fret!

I would have to agree with Wolf on this one, Im not Green Laser Expert but I think the diode might be nearing the end of it's lifetime, if you absolutely love the laser just pop a new IR diode
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Thanks guys, is it a lot to ask for a link to changing a diode of my kind?
Something informative step by step.
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Thanks guys, is it a lot to ask for a link to changing a diode of my kind?
Something informative step by step.
I don't know of any site which gives detailed steps on changing an IR diode on a 532nm laser, best thing I would do is talk to someone on the forums who personally builds lasers. They will know wxactly what to do and in the long run will end up cheaper
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Thanks a lot
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