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Default Re: Is this Led'd

oh wow just looked and it was 445 my bad


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I've seen it with a bluray (phr) diode once. Very odd since this is supposed to be a single mode diode, but this particular one had about half of its output pattern 'missing'. Initially this flickered on and off sometimes, but eventually stopped working. Not long after the entire diode died.

I don't know what caused it though, could be both electrical and mechanical. I hadn't used that laser for a while, but did move it around and perhaps it rolled off a table or something - i don't quite remember. The failure presented itself when i put some batteries in a wanted to play with it again.

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Yobresal, did these symptoms follow?
My diode starts at 20mW then fades out to nothing. Never gets bright.
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This is what is happening... Diode problem is more likely than driver huh... I bought 2 more 140s

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Looks messed up indeed... if it isnt crap on the window i'd consider it dead.
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Sell it as a "Blue laser flashlight"
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Its REALLY dim, it looks brighter in the picture because I took it in the pitch black and the camera on my phone over exposed it.. With the lens I would put it around 1/2 mW... Its REALLY dim. The window is Flawlesss

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Shall we have a moment of silence for another dead soldier?
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Got two more on the way though... It's all good. I am wondering if I should order a Flex instead of the BoostDrive I am currently using. Hmm
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dude I deleted that message like 4 hrs before you posted that. By the way, you don't need to be a jerk. I dont know about other people but im pretty sure that is not a very well accepted attitude. Im not trying to start anything so ill just ignore it and pretend you didnt say that.
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dude I deleted that message like 4 hrs before you posted that. By the way, you don't need to be a jerk. I dont know about other people but im pretty sure that is not a very well accepted attitude. Im not trying to start anything so ill just ignore it and pretend you didnt say that.
Seems to be the default attitude for Toaster I'm afraid. Whatever he says is correct. You'd better just get used to this until he goes and finds some other people to annoy.

He may want to use a Flexdrive instead of the MicroBoost for a 445nm, but he wouldn't understand which drivers I mean because he talks a different LPF language. Boostdrive? What the hell is that?

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look when he posted that and when I posted the message I deleted (which I deleted within 5 sec of posting cuz it was plain stupid)... troll anyone? more - rep for him... but yeah you're right.
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You shouldn't call people a troll because you don't agree. You guys don't know the difference between a troll and someone with a spine.

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...Then if you arent always correct why do you always say you are. and calling someone a jackass for trying to help with their opinion is not sarcastic humor.... And a troll intentionally provokes people to make them angry. That is exactly what you are doing. Where is T_J when you need him....

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