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Old 09-18-2010, 05:35 PM #17
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Default Re: GGW - not busted

Well I tried rubbing a few materials against the diode window and another couple alcohol 'Q-tippings' (70%) final one followed by some duster air to evaporate the alcohol.

The beam cleaned up fairly well and now it's metering around 240mW. I'm fairly pleased because I was only expecting 180-190 something. It's got the 405-G-1 lens in it so that's probably contributing significantly.

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Default Re: Is my GGW busted?

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so it does

try this >>> http://laserpointerforums.com/f40/dirty-lens-54386.html
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Yeah it cured my problem, these freakin diodes are to powerfull!
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too powerful....oxymoron methinks
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Default Re: GGW - not busted

Stuff baking onto the windows has always been a potential problem. One of the things that melts, burns and sticks are 'flakes' from the plastic thread on the lens, especially in combination with the spring. I'd recommend going for a glass aixiz lens with its metal thread, and without the spring - nothing to make a mess there.
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