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 12-25-2007, 04:16 AM #1
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 10
spinout059 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to spinout059
spinout059 spinout059 is offline
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 10
spinout059 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to spinout059
Default I hope it is possible to save but doubt it...

I have two diodes that i had in minimag flashlights and while focusing the positive and negative pins touched.... i got smoke and burning smell and now they will not work the same,..... they will put out an ETREMELY low amount of light.... You would think I would have learned my lesson after the first, unfortunately, it is not the case....


spinout059 is offline   Reply With Quote







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







Old 12-25-2007, 04:46 AM #2
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 790
Rep Power: 23
a_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to behold
a_pyro_is a_pyro_is is offline
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 790
Rep Power: 23
a_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: I hope it is possible to save but doubt it...

It is as if some people can't read even if it's red 30pt font.
a_pyro_is is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2007, 06:50 AM #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 30
Rep Power: 0
Spectrum is on a distinguished road
Spectrum Spectrum is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 30
Rep Power: 0
Spectrum is on a distinguished road
Default Re: I hope it is possible to save but doubt it...

instead of just saying negative stuff you could have answered his question in as many or less words...

in short your laser is burnt up. the little bit of light you see is ir and i would advise not looking at it
Spectrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2007, 09:11 AM #4
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,880
Rep Power: 21
BlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really nice
Send a message via MSN to BlueFusion
BlueFusion BlueFusion is offline
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,880
Rep Power: 21
BlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really niceBlueFusion is just really nice
Send a message via MSN to BlueFusion
Default Re: I hope it is possible to save but doubt it...

No its not IR. A red diode does not emit any IR dude :P
BlueFusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2007, 03:55 PM #5
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 10
spinout059 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to spinout059
spinout059 spinout059 is offline
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 10
spinout059 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to spinout059
Default Re: I hope it is possible to save but doubt it...

Quote:
Originally Posted by a_pyro_is
It is as if some people can't read even if it's red 30pt font.
I have seen that thread and the damage is not from a spike in current but rather from the positive and negative pins touching.
spinout059 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2007, 04:34 PM #6
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 209
Rep Power: 10
Greyfox is on a distinguished road
Greyfox Greyfox is offline
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 209
Rep Power: 10
Greyfox is on a distinguished road
Default Re: I hope it is possible to save but doubt it...

It's from both, actually. Because you had no regulator in the system, shorting the pins together (even for a fraction of a second) resulted in a sudden spike in current. When the short was broken, the flow returns to normal, but not before doing its damage in the few ns to ms time found on the trailing edge of the pulse.

Simply put, the lasers were fried by a current surge caused by a temporary short.
Greyfox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2007, 10:35 PM #7
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 790
Rep Power: 23
a_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to behold
a_pyro_is a_pyro_is is offline
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 790
Rep Power: 23
a_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to beholda_pyro_is is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: I hope it is possible to save but doubt it...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spectrum
instead of just saying negative stuff you could have answered his question in as many or less words...

in short your laser is burnt up. the little bit of light you see is ir and i would advise not looking at it
While I was very terse, and borderline sardonic, I think the thread I linked to was the best answer.

I think it is better to have someone direct you to where the answer may be located than to spoon feed you an over-simplified answer like 'your laser is burnt up.' as that way you have a chance to learn.

I understand that I sometimes may come across as condescending and/or demeaning, but that is not my intent. I do try to arrange my words so that they will not be taken as condescending and/or demeaning, but I am far from perfect and am sometimes just grouchy.

I don't remember if I was just in a bad mood, tired, drugged up, pressed for time, or whatever else I may or may not have been at the time of my post; but please remember I am human, I do make mistakes, and if this time I offended someone then I am sorry for the offense, but not for my answer.

I hope in this, that I have made my intent more clear.

And now, back to lasers.
a_pyro_is 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 11:27 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