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Old 09-23-2014, 11:49 AM #1
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Hi Everyone, i just purchased a new surival laser III 445nm. I installed everything according to the instructions on there homepage even used a static board but no luck, NOT WORKING. Power is running from the battery host when tested with multimeter,when turned off and on, but nothing seems to be coming past the driver when tested. anyone with ideas or help as i spent $400 or more getting it very dissapointed so far.


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Default Re: New Survival laser III 445nm Doesnt work Need Help

What's a static board?

Some pictures of the laser would help.

Did you assemble it yourself, or bought premade?

If former, pictures of your setup would be nice.

Too few information to help you out :/
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Contact Survival Lasers --they are good people and will be happy to help you.
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Default Re: New Survival laser III 445nm Doesnt work Need Help

Yeah pictures would help us help you. Double check your soldering on the driver for a short or bad connection, one of the most common causes in your scenario is not having your -Vin on the driver grounded to the host but I wouldn't recommend testing this unless you know what you're doing not to cause a short - and after you show us some pics
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Default Re: New Survival laser III 445nm Doesnt work Need Help

Driver short sounds most likely. Check to see if your batteries get hot, shouldn't take more than ten seconds. A solder blob on the positive contact touching the host has created similar symptoms in a couple of 445 builds I've done with driver/pill contacts. Pics always help
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Default Re: New Survival laser III 445nm Doesnt work Need Help

As mentioned do three things.

1. Take pics

2. Make sure driver soldered correctly, its very small and very easy to make a short accidentally.

3. Contact Garry.
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Messy solder blob on the driver to the pill? Pics Pics Pics
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