Old 08-09-2008, 02:09 PM #1
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yup you guessed it i am now the owner an LED
it was quite heartbreaking, i had just been out and purchased some balloons to pop then came home blew one up and it popped almost instantly, in the exitement i blew up one of each colour picked my laser up and began to focus at which point it died and i am now left with an led and 5 different coulor inflated balloons
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:25 PM #2
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yup you guessed it i am now the owner an LED
it was quite heartbreaking, i had just been out and purchased some balloons to pop then came home blew one up and it popped almost instantly, in the exitement i blew up one of each colour picked my laser up and began to focus at which point it died and i am now left with an led and 5 different coulor inflated balloons
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Sorry to hear that . . . .

Two words . . . . . .

"duty cycle"

Time to build a new one

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At least it was a DIY, not a store bought laser.

When a store bought laser blows, your wallet breaks. Though... when a DIY laser blows, your heart breaks
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:34 PM #4
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At least it was a DIY, not a store bought laser.

When a store bought laser blows, your wallet breaks. Though... when a DIY laser blows, your heart breaks

Hey! to cheer yourself up, you should have a party --

I mean, you have got the balloons already, right?

All you need now is some music and some dancing girls

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**EDIT** and a pinata
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SORRY BOYS NO PARTY TODAY i have just finished my DIY Blu-Ray to discover that may be dead aswell :'( :'(

2 lasers in one day is that even possible??

it did not even work for a second it was dead all along

and daguin i was very strict with the amount i used my ;aser but when it died it had been on for less than 30 seconds lmao "shocker"

i am soo sad 2 lasers in one day both diy's and both my first one red and one blue !!!

maybe im not cut out for lasers but i do have a 10mW orange in the post maybe that will cheer me up

or a spending spree i might just go to DX and get a DX 200mW for $43 lmao

EDIT daguin i think you may be right i may build a new one lol i am just so suprised at 2 being dead within 2 minuits "literally" lol
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SORRY BOYS NO PARTY TODAY i have just finished my DIY Blu-Ray to discover that may be dead aswell :'( :'(
2 lasers in one day is that even possible??

My personal record is three dead 405nm diodes in the same day :'(

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oh god i dont think i could cope with 3 in one day good job i only [s]have[/s] HAD 2 lasers lmao

they were my pride and joy

AND I HAVE STILL NEVER SEEN A BLU-RAY LASER EVEN THOUGH I OWN A DEAD ONE > LMAO

i think i will watch digg nation and see if that cheers me up lol
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When you say the blu ray is dead do you mean not even an LED?

Humour me, set your meter on diode test, connect the leads to the 2 correct pins of the LD if meter reads zero swap the wires around, do you get a reading.... 1.45 ish???
If so you may find that there is still hope...if zero both ways it is dead.

Have you measured voltages to see that you have it wired correctly?

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When you say the blu ray is dead do you mean not even an LED?

Humour me, set your meter on diode test, connect the leads to the 2 correct pins of the LD if meter reads zero swap the wires around, do you get a reading.... 1.45 ish???
If so you may find that there is still hope...if zero both ways it is dead.

Have you measured voltages to see that you have it wired correctly?

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firstly thanks for the help i will try that and two dont ask lmao i baught a new DMM and i have tryed to work it belive me but can i get mA, no, can i do anything with it, no, its become a huge pain in the ass and i gave up with it lmao

i even made a topic asking people if they knew how to work the stupid thing

BTW its a UNI-T UT30 series lol

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Test your LD by setting the meter up as shown, just put the leads onto the pins of the LD and follow previous instructions.......

For ma you need to put a 1ohm resistor between the drive circuit [s]and the LD[/s]...scrub that put the resistor between the + of the battery and the drive circuit, set the meter to "200 mv" (that is 1 click to the right of "off&quot, connect one lead to each end of the resistor, with the power on the reading on the meter is ma.

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