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Old 12-28-2009, 10:19 AM #1
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Hi
Im new here and to the world of lasers. I want to build my own and have a Toshiba CD/DVD-ROM DRIVE model no. SD-R1102 hanging around not doing any thing.I think it is an 8x. My question is, will this units diode be suitable for my first build?
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For practice, sure. Otherwise you are wasting your time if you want something that burns.
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that's a dvd ROM, it can only READ, not write dvd and there's a weak red diode (<1mW)
if you want burning, get some dvd RW drive, or a LPC815 sled (for example this: LPC-815 20x DVD burner laser lens assembly w/ red laser diode [LPC-815] - $10.49 : Modwerx Shop)
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would a diode from a dvd burner in a lap top be any good? thanks for your help and replies
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Not sure, might be a flat diode. You might have to pull it out. As long as the DVD burner is at least 16X it should work. The flat diode will work too, but you'll have mounting issues.
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