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Old 08-10-2008, 01:02 PM #1
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Default Opening up a WL Nexus?

Well a friend managed to drop my Nexus "95mw" on concrete, so its ended up with bits rattling inside and I've taken the opportunity to order a Nova x100 (now I know...).

I want to open up the WL to see if there is anything I can do with it, but I have no idea how to get the aperture cap off, anyone know how?


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Default Re: Opening up a WL Nexus?

Unfortunately, if the executives are still being built like they used to, its gunna be a tough job. On the inside they're very solidly built, and with no future modification in mind. Getting parts out is painstakingly difficult, and getting them back in place is a nightmare.

That said ( :P), to get the aperture cap off your best tool will be a good utility blade (aka razor blade/box cutter) or a pair of sharp scissors. At the top of the laser there's a crack where the aperture cap is press fitted into the tube. You just gotta get a blade shoved into that crack and work that cap out. Once you get it out a little, sharp scissors are nice because they can fit into the crack and let you pull on both sides to get the cap out.

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Default Re: Opening up a WL Nexus?

If you give up on taking it apart, I would be glad to take it of your hands for a reasonable price. Shoot me a pm, if you decide not to go through with it.



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Unfortunately, if the executives are still being built like they used to, its gunna be a tough job. On the inside they're very solidly built, and with no future modification in mind. Getting parts out is painstakingly difficult, and getting them back in place is a nightmare.

That said ( :P), to get the aperture cap off your best tool will be a good utility blade (aka razor blade/box cutter) or a pair of sharp scissors. At the top of the laser there's a crack where the aperture cap is press fitted into the tube. You just gotta get a blade shoved into that crack and work that cap out. Once you get it out a little, sharp scissors are nice because they can fit into the crack and let you pull on both sides to get the cap out.

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After you follow the above instructions,pry off the push-button with a VERY FINE screwdriver, & clean off any remaining glue with a bit of alcohol on a Q-TIP or rag. If you don't clean the residual glue, the module will be that much harder to get out. Then I've found the best way to get the module out is to take a new pencil,& (you took the batteries out 1st, right, if not do that next. then CAREFULLY push the pencil in, eraser end first till it meets the spring. Then slowly & steadily push the pencil forward IN A STRAIGHT LINE. If you did it right, the whole module will slide out. When finished, reverse the process, & use a tiny bit of contact cement or a small piece of double faced tape to glue the button back on. Then push the front cap on & you're done I hope this was of some help to you, but if you get stuck, feel free to PM me for help. phoenix77/rob 8-)
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