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 09-17-2009, 09:10 AM #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 0
AudiS4guy is on a distinguished road
AudiS4guy AudiS4guy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 0
AudiS4guy is on a distinguished road
Default help: broke my 405nm pen... warning, noob questions

Hey, first off, I have searched around a bit but have yet to find what I was looking for. I'm pretty new to lasers and know a little but not a while lot about them. I've taken a few cheapies apart and played with them just to learn a bit. Well, I bought the "200mw" 405nm pen style offline for around 60 bucks. Well, I dropped it, and it stopped working. So I took this one apart to see what was up. As soon as i pulled it apart, a little tesla type coil fell out. It appears it has come unsoldered from the board. Below is a picture of the coil and you can see where it is attached to. What is the purpose of this coil?? I assume it has the purpose of any other coil to regulate voltage and all that jazz. But I was hoping someone was more familiar with y little set up here and may be able to guide me a bit. Is this nec here, can it be replaced with something else that may give this laser more power when I put it back together such as a resistor? Like I said, I'm new at this so I'm sorry if this is a dumb question. Also, there appears to be a ground wire coming off of the board. Is this just supposed to touch the inner barrel? Can it touch the metal showing on the outer area of the diode? It looks like this is how it was set up before.

heres a picture to clarify: the part where the coil connects to is right net to the spring, fts between the two solder areas, soldered on both sides.






Last edited by AudiS4guy; 09-17-2009 at 09:14 AM.
AudiS4guy is offline   Reply With Quote







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







Old 09-17-2009, 09:18 AM #2
Shogoki's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 220
Rep Power: 11
Shogoki is a jewel in the roughShogoki is a jewel in the roughShogoki is a jewel in the rough
Shogoki Shogoki is offline
Class 1M Laser
Shogoki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 220
Rep Power: 11
Shogoki is a jewel in the roughShogoki is a jewel in the roughShogoki is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: help: broke my 405nm pen... warning, noob questions

it's an inductor... yeah.. you kinda need it to be back on the board.
__________________
405nm PHR in Eghemus host (build VERY delayed )
Daguin built GGW in MXDL host (it's AWESOME!)
IgorT built 8x 437mW with Medium Custom Lens

DX "true 5mW" greenies
misc. cheapy <5 red lasers.. (to tease the cats and dogs.. lol)
Shogoki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2009, 09:21 AM #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 0
AudiS4guy is on a distinguished road
AudiS4guy AudiS4guy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 0
AudiS4guy is on a distinguished road
Default Re: help: broke my 405nm pen... warning, noob questions

haha alright, figured as much, I'll solder it back. What about the ground wire. It looks like the case should be positive. Is this not a ground wire, because for some reason it doesnt seem like it would make sense if the case was positive and the was a ground touching it as well
AudiS4guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2009, 07:07 PM #4
Gryphon's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Panama City, Florida
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 182
Gryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond repute
Gryphon Gryphon is offline
Class 3R Laser
Gryphon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Panama City, Florida
Posts: 1,838
Rep Power: 182
Gryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond reputeGryphon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: help: broke my 405nm pen... warning, noob questions

If its case positive then that would make your spring the ground and that wire your positive contact. Make sure when you put the assembly back into the barrel that the wire makes a firm connection to the host for a solid positive contact.

Hope you get it working again with that driver, although if it doesn't work you always have alternative drivers available on this forum in the B/T/S section.
__________________
I see................wait, what now?

(3x) 405nm
(6x) 445nm
(4x) 532nm
(1x) 543nm
(1x) 632.8nm
(1x) 635nm
(3x) 660nm
SSY-1 Laser
Gryphon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2009, 07:26 PM #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 0
AudiS4guy is on a distinguished road
AudiS4guy AudiS4guy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 0
AudiS4guy is on a distinguished road
Default Re: help: broke my 405nm pen... warning, noob questions

thanks! what driver would I be looking for if it does not work. I wish I knew what diode this had, I'm sure its a cheapie
AudiS4guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2009, 09:30 PM #6
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In A State of Shock.
Posts: 11,871
Rep Power: 0
Tech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond repute
Tech_Junkie Tech_Junkie is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In A State of Shock.
Posts: 11,871
Rep Power: 0
Tech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: help: broke my 405nm pen... warning, noob questions

Flexdrive. You might as well go all the way and buy a PHR diode too. They are cheap.
Tech_Junkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2009, 11:09 PM #7
Meatball's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 2,989
Rep Power: 242
Meatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond repute
Meatball Meatball is offline
Class 3B Laser
Meatball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 2,989
Rep Power: 242
Meatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond reputeMeatball has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: help: broke my 405nm pen... warning, noob questions

On eproblem you might into by buying a new driver, would be knowing how much juice to give your diode... those pens use unknown diodes.
__________________
FIAT LUX

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")
Meatball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2009, 02:06 AM #8
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In A State of Shock.
Posts: 11,871
Rep Power: 0
Tech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond repute
Tech_Junkie Tech_Junkie is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In A State of Shock.
Posts: 11,871
Rep Power: 0
Tech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond reputeTech_Junkie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: help: broke my 405nm pen... warning, noob questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meatball View Post
On eproblem you might into by buying a new driver, would be knowing how much juice to give your diode... those pens use unknown diodes.
Thats why I suggested a PHR. They are cheap and you know they can handle the juice.
Tech_Junkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2009, 02:54 AM #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 0
AudiS4guy is on a distinguished road
AudiS4guy AudiS4guy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 0
AudiS4guy is on a distinguished road
Default Re: help: broke my 405nm pen... warning, noob questions

got it all fixed, and turned the pot up while it was out. all is well I do have another question though? I have a spare driver from a 50mw green pen. Can i put that driver on a red diode? I have a red pen as well thats pretty weak. pulled it apart and its junk. all hot glued together, nothing is on the board at all.
AudiS4guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2009, 03:11 AM #10
john_lawson's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: central california
Posts: 3,181
Rep Power: 375
john_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond repute
john_lawson john_lawson is offline
Class 3B Laser
john_lawson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: central california
Posts: 3,181
Rep Power: 375
john_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond reputejohn_lawson has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: help: broke my 405nm pen... warning, noob questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by AudiS4guy View Post
got it all fixed, and turned the pot up while it was out. all is well I do have another question though? I have a spare driver from a 50mw green pen. Can i put that driver on a red diode? I have a red pen as well thats pretty weak. pulled it apart and its junk. all hot glued together, nothing is on the board at all.

no wont work green drivers are different I suggest reading the stickies it helps out big-time
__________________
The first step is admitting you have a problem

Techlaser 532 100 mw cni pointer 106-110 mw
Wicked laser 532 evo pro 135 mw-mnf sample
Wicked laser spyder pro 2 240 mw mnf sample
Wicked laser spyder 1 pro 180 mw nice sweet unit

kenom kryton groove 405 nm 125 mW phr
enighmus 405 two cr123a host nice 100 mW
6x wicked core 200 mw glass lense

650 loc in susies Rpl host 175 mw glass lense
pen style loc 200 mw glass lense





RPL 532-375 the very first polished host from Jack

Rpl 25 473 polished saweeeet
john_lawson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2009, 03:23 AM #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 0
AudiS4guy is on a distinguished road
AudiS4guy AudiS4guy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 0
AudiS4guy is on a distinguished road
Default Re: help: broke my 405nm pen... warning, noob questions

thanks, just hard to find specific info. so much on this site, but ive been reading
AudiS4guy 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 08:12 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