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With a LOC using this guide http://www.i-hacked.com/content/view/272/94/
do I still connect negative and case pin?

Also is a 6x pinout the same as the phr803T

http://www.i-hacked.com/content/view/272/94/ with that guide do i connect the case pin to the negative thing on the flexdrive and the postive diode pin to postive thing on the flexdrive cause the case pin is connected to the negative.

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No... Red diodes have a different pinout. The negative pin IS the case pin on an LOC diode, so all you have to do is solder the two pins to the flexdriver.
The 6x pinout is the same as a PHR.

With that guide, you solder the negative and the case-pin together, and solder them to the negative terminal on the flexdrive...
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but how to turn regular green laser to burning ...?
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You don't.
It doesn't work. You will either kill the diode, or oversaturate the crystals.
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What's the optimum power input/output for an 8x dvd diode? I can't find much information on 8x's. The sled is a "KWS-220A.
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What's the optimum power input/output for an 8x dvd diode? I can't find much information on 8x's. The sled is a "KWS-220A.
Probably around 100mA.
I don't see a point, as it wouldn't burn very well.
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What power would it put out at 100mA?
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[quote author=daguin link=1218324818/64#69 date=1236375750]We throw those in the trash
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Well, seeing as I currently have no income, and having never actually made a laser before, I'll take what I can get. And I just happened to have one from a drive that doesn't work. [/quote]

Sometimes I'm too subtle for my own good. The point here was, you are not going to get much good (and most certainly not current) information about this diode. Nobody uses it. We can get a 250mW-300mW capable red diode, in a sled, for $12. That is 20X-22X for $12. Nobody bothers with an 8X anymore.

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What would be great is a diode soldering vid / guide...
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A. Never leave your soldering iron on the diode for more than 2 seconds. They are very heat sensitive! Put a blob of solder on your iron, and carefully solder your wire/driver/pin in place.
Ok, I have a question about this. Because I was at Home depot last night getting a soldering iron for my first DIY attempt. Although I talked to my dad about soldering, and with soldering you have to heat up both of the points you want to solder so the solder melts right onto the objects and secures them.

But apparently what he called 'cold' soldering is when you do what is mentioned here, which is incredibly unreliable. So is this what everybody here does? Cold soldering? Or do you guys have some kind of heatsink that you use with the diode to help control the heat?
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Using a heatsink to cool the diode while soldering is a bit of a myth. What is the point of cooling something you want to heat? The key is to use a really hot iron. That makes it possible to make a joint quickly, without slowly heating the whole diode up.
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Ok, I have a question about this. *Because I was at Home depot last night getting a soldering iron for my first DIY attempt. *Although I talked to my dad about soldering, and with soldering you have to heat up both of the points you want to solder so the solder melts right onto the objects and secures them. *

But apparently what he called 'cold' soldering is when you do what is mentioned here, which is incredibly unreliable. *So is this what everybody here does? *Cold soldering? *Or do you guys have some kind of heatsink that you use with the diode to help control the heat? *
You took the first step getting the soldering iron...
Now you need solder... Rosin core solder would be best
Then you will need some Rosin paste in case your solder is not Rosin core
Then you will need Solder sponge to keep that Soldering tip clean

Then you need to practice a few hours until you get the hang of it..
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