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Old 01-14-2013, 04:34 PM #1
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Default laser turned into a torch overnight! :-(

Hi

I have 200mw power rock from o-like.

I charged laser to full yesterday & tried it, all was ok.

Today i took laser out in snow & the laser was just a torch beam, it wouldn't focus at all, no matter how far i turned the head! Wouldn't narrow the beam at all.

I took head off & using point nose plyers i messed about with the focuser inside & i now can get more or less to infinity, but it still seems odd! What could have happened overnight?, could charging the laser have done this?

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Default Re: laser turned into a torch overnight! :-(

Post pictures of the laser, the focus adapter and everthing you can so we can see whats wrong. We cant do much with the minimal info you gave us. Once you do that, i bet you we can figure this out in a day or two.
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Default Re: laser turned into a torch overnight! :-(

Am not able to post pics as no camera here, but i did the same things as on this vid

How to focus an O-Like power rock laser to infinity - YouTube

as this is my laser!

the inner thread was screwed all the way out & i had to screw all the way in to get the smallest dot!
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anyone???, i'm in a hurry here!!
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Default Re: laser turned into a torch overnight! :-(

Regardless of what the video shows, we still need to see what YOURS looks like. If you took the lens assembly out it could simply be in backwards.
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Default Re: laser turned into a torch overnight! :-(

Hi, no, i mean i had never touched inside the laser at all, only after i saw the issue!

Yesterday, all was ok, i charged it & was ok. I left overnight after charging, then went out & the focuser didn't work.
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Default Re: laser turned into a torch overnight! :-(

You should be turning the focus knob all the way in, not out, to focus it to infinity.

As far as charging the battery affecting the focus just seems to farfetched.
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Sounds like you got some moisture inside the laser by taking it out into the snow. Stick it in a container with some rice for a couple days and see if it fixes it.
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I left overnight after charging, then went out & the focuser didn't work.
Did you check if the lensbarrel has become loose from the knob you are turning ?
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Default Re: laser turned into a torch overnight! :-(

its not at infinity when screwed all the way in. Infinity is about 2 total turns away from totally screwed in.

Trouble is, is that i can't get infinity at all.
Will adjusting the inner brass screw that has the 2 small holes for plyers do the job!?
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Did you check if the lensbarrel has become loose from the knob you are turning ?
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Unscrew the focus adapter completely, Take out the lens. Screw your lens to the focus adapter as tightly as u can. Put it back.
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Sounds like you got some moisture inside the laser by taking it out into the snow. Stick it in a container with some rice for a couple days and see if it fixes it.
Exactly what I was going to say
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What Blord said.

Unscrew the focus adapter completely, Take out the lens. Screw your lens to the focus adapter as tightly as u can. Put it back.
Yes, the inner silver screw thread barrel within the head!, done that!

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I didn't get it wet in the snow!
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