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Old 02-14-2008, 12:33 PM #1
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Default Laser problem (noticable with magnifying capset)

Here's the situation:

I purchase this 125mW laser and when I point it to a match (at distance 3 inches), the match will not light.

So I purchase another 75mW from some other company and the match was light at 3 inches away. So either the 125 is underpowered or the 75 was overpowered.

So i changed the batteries to new Energizer e2 alkaline, and point both lasers at a white wall and looked at the dots (I'm wearing 532nm goggles). *To my suprise both dots is of identical brightness. (Probably the my goggles has flattened the input).

So I put on a magnifying capset to the 125mW laser. Because the dot is magnified now, I looked at the dot closely and notice a dot like peanut shaped (so not a TEM00 but more like a TEM01 mode).

I've captured a picture taken thru goggles. I've attached the picture together with this message.

Is this considered a laser defect?
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where did you buy them from?
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Haha... Before I tell you where I bought them, I intend to keep this answer as the best part.

BTW, I tried posting this in their "community" forum. My post was deleted minutes later and my username was banned. Then I contacted their Support and no replies from them.

So until now, I'm still in doubt whether the 125mW is defective or not.
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Default Re: Laser problem (noticable with magnifying capse

Now let me think, what make of laser could it be...... no, you WL have to tell us ;D

That looks like a money back job to me...with one proviso, if you put the same lens in front of the lower powered one do you get a good spot?

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Default Re: Laser problem (noticable with magnifying capse

Yup, I placed the same lens in front of another 5mW, the spot is rounded with no noticable dimples or no peanut shaped.

I placed the same lens in front of the 75mW, the spot is rounded with no noticable dimples or no peanut shaped.

Only happens with the 125mW.

Anyway, their staff finally replied asking me to send it back for a RMA.
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Does it flash bright and go dim? If so that's a sign the DPM is being WAYYY overdriven.
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I have a 125mw viper and it has the same shape for about 3 seconds then it goes to the normal round dot, ..................weird
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Default Re: Laser problem (noticable with magnifying capse

RMA that piece of crap
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RMA that piece of crap
I have had my viper 125mw for about six months now, so no RMA. I even had do re-colaminate it after the lense came loose. its not perfect but it still burns good and still bright ass hell. exept for that peanut thing ......it bugs the crap outta me. DRAG0N LA$ERS said it would cost $200 buck to fix it.... u guys think its worth it? i paid $400 for it.
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