Old 12-06-2007, 07:23 PM #1
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:'( My X105 has a broken lens. I guess overnight something happened to it. I just contacted NOVA. I have no idea what could cause this... stress? heat? cold? any ideas?
I've never dropped it or anything...

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Old 12-06-2007, 07:53 PM #2
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If the Nova lenses are plastic then it's almost certainly impact related...
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:01 PM #3
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I think they use glass but I'm not sure. But if it is plastic, I've never dropped it. I'm still under warranty at least.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:06 PM #4
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CNI lasers use glass lenses on their lasers
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WOW...THat's Odd...

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Has this happened to anyone else or am I all alone?



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No doubt it is stress related.
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Holy Crap!!!!

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The glue on the little disk the lens is glued to chipped off a little... I'm clueless as to how this happens... :-?
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Maybe if you had it outside and it was cold out, then brought it inside the metal expanding and contracting would cause it to crack...but it still shouldn't. Other than that I am clueless too...and sorry it happened to you.. :'(
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Maybe if you had it outside and it was cold out, then brought it inside the metal expanding and contracting would cause it to crack...but it still shouldn't. Other than that I am clueless too...and sorry it happened to you.. :'(
I seriously doubt it though, the change in temperature would be both too small and gradual to CRACK glass..
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Either very extreme temperature changes or something has hit it directly and caused it to crack and a bit of the glue to chip away. Either way it isn't a manufacturer fault and Nova wouldn't be able to replace the laser or lens without charging.
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Hmmm... It's been cold but not that cold... and as far as I know it hasn't been thrown around or anything... gaaah this pisses me off. I'll see what happens.
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Though that is a preety sweet dot pic.... wish i had a diffraction grading that would do that becaus that does look cool.... but anways sorry for your laser and that you lost your dot.... hopefully they will fix you up
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Though that is a preety sweet dot pic.... wish i had a diffraction grading that would do that becaus that does look cool.... but anways sorry for your laser and that you lost your dot.... hopefully they will fix you up
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