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Old 12-28-2010, 11:58 AM #17
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Default Re: Spyder III Arctic diode/driver/heatsink rebuild.

very nice grats on that conversion,
its still running good?

and is that a laptop or a work bench? (jk...)


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Default Re: Spyder III Arctic diode/driver/heatsink rebuild.

Lol yea that laptop has been worked on tons of times.
I think the heatsink was around 30 ish if I recall. Still works perfectly. Had I known these could be pushed to 2w, id have probably done that. The heatsinking is really good after the thermal epoxy.
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Default Re: Spyder III Arctic diode/driver/heatsink rebuild.

Thanks for the info, I'll probably do this if and when it breaks. Ive had my G1 now for almost 4 months, and still going strong! I also think you did a good service to many here who want to eventually upgrade there Arctics!
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Default Re: Spyder III Arctic diode/driver/heatsink rebuild.

I've read a lot of stuff about the Arctic, good and bad. I don't have a LPM but I find it to be extremely bright but I'm new to this kind of power. I like the apparent quality and I am pretty picky about my guns and lasers. I agree with LORDJET if this thing craps out it's going to get a going over with dual Micro Flex V5s, Jayrobs 405 G-1 lens and push for double stock output.
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Yea, I think alot of people are going to upgrade there's as well. I have already installed a 405-G1 though. Just curious to see the difference! Even without a LPM, It's burning is more pronounced
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Such a poor construction the laser has...

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With the stock internals, I would agree. But the host itself is very solid. I think the worst part about it however, is the company who makes it.
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Actually mine is good construction but it's the newest production. I get the feeling they are following complaints seriously and maybe even LPF and putting out better products, the Arctic and their shades.
I usually cannot leave anything alone, already looking to replace the lens with the 405-G1 and the window with a sapphire window just to really clean up the beam.
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I'm considering selling this as I dont use it as often now that I have my pen sized 445. I have two 18650's(one stock, one trustfire) and double wall charger to include. You can check my feedback on ebay, mhornfeck72205. +158 100% feedback. Shoot me offers if youre interested. Total invested in this laser is about $320 so something a little under there would be acceptable.

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I think you would have better luck selling your Laser in
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