Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > 445nm Lasers



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-01-2013, 01:43 AM #1
Gabedini's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: somewhere in the nothern parts of the great U.S. of A.
Posts: 20
Rep Power: 0
Gabedini will become famous soon enough
Gabedini Gabedini is offline
Junior Member
Gabedini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: somewhere in the nothern parts of the great U.S. of A.
Posts: 20
Rep Power: 0
Gabedini will become famous soon enough
Question Can it be fixed?

I had bought an m140 with driver and leads from DTR a few weeks back and finally had put it in a host last week. I was working well and I was keeping the duty cycle fairly conservative (1 1/2 minutes tops). However when I turned it on to focus it differently one night it worked fine for about 5 seconds and then dimmed till it wasn't very bright at all, there was no focused spot just a dim circle of light. I assumed it was the batteries not working quite right so I let it sit over night as it was quite late and the next day tried some new batteries. it was slightly better but quickly I ran into the same problem. Thinking it was perhaps a connection problem with my solders (as I am not very skilled at soldering) I re soldered the joints but that had no affect, and then when I went to test it again it shut off completely and now won't start. In the more knowledgeable LPF community out there, what do you think I did? did the diode burn out? the driver break? or am I just an idiot? (which is quite possible)

any thoughts would be much appreciated


__________________
still a noob, getting there though. Broken more diodes than I care to share.

Last edited by Gabedini; 09-01-2013 at 01:44 AM.
Gabedini is offline   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 09-01-2013, 02:23 AM #2
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 301
Rep Power: 17
Lethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud of
Lethere Belight Lethere Belight is offline
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 301
Rep Power: 17
Lethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud ofLethere Belight has much to be proud of
Default Re: Can it be fixed?

Which driver? Micro boost? X-drive?
Sure you had the right voltage for the drive?
Good heat sink?
Lethere Belight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 02:55 AM #3
Gabedini's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: somewhere in the nothern parts of the great U.S. of A.
Posts: 20
Rep Power: 0
Gabedini will become famous soon enough
Gabedini Gabedini is offline
Junior Member
Gabedini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: somewhere in the nothern parts of the great U.S. of A.
Posts: 20
Rep Power: 0
Gabedini will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Can it be fixed?

the heat sink was fairly good,, not perfect but it was ok.
the xdrive is the driver I have
and yeah, I'm sure the voltage was enough
__________________
still a noob, getting there though. Broken more diodes than I care to share.

Last edited by Gabedini; 09-01-2013 at 02:57 AM.
Gabedini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 07:24 AM #4
NKO29's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 871
Rep Power: 108
NKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond repute
NKO29 NKO29 is offline
Class 2M Laser
NKO29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 871
Rep Power: 108
NKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond reputeNKO29 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Can it be fixed?

Try charging your batteries... I almost had a heart attack when this happened to me!
EDIT: i didnt read that you tried new batteries
EDIT 2: Still try charging your batteries if you havent... You didnt mention anything about charging :P
__________________
Stupid Australian laser regulations...
Oh, and I LOVE smilies

405nm BULLET LASER 270mW
450mW 532nm SHINY
40mW 532nm mini
1.4W 445nm WickedLasers Arctic
650mW 638nm in MS-V4 Sq.1
~3W 445nm in Ehgemus BIG host
Being built:

~500mW 405nm in MS-Envy

3.7W Laserbee LPM (USB)

Last edited by NKO29; 09-01-2013 at 07:26 AM.
NKO29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 02:38 PM #5
Gabedini's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: somewhere in the nothern parts of the great U.S. of A.
Posts: 20
Rep Power: 0
Gabedini will become famous soon enough
Gabedini Gabedini is offline
Junior Member
Gabedini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: somewhere in the nothern parts of the great U.S. of A.
Posts: 20
Rep Power: 0
Gabedini will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Can it be fixed?

alright I'll try that. hopefully it works because I'd be pretty sad if it's completely busted.
__________________
still a noob, getting there though. Broken more diodes than I care to share.

Last edited by Gabedini; 09-01-2013 at 02:38 PM.
Gabedini is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
broken, help i'm a dummy, m140





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On











Loading








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes






Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:41 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC