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what sort of laser diodes are in a ps1. are they any good because i have 2 of them.
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what sort of laser diodes are in a ps1. are they any good because i have 2 of them.
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Very low power IR and red. Not worth the trouble to tear the units open.

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I'd say a low-powered infrared laser. They'd be good for practicing soldering, pressing into a module, etc, but you'd be better off buying an LPC sled for red or IR diodes.
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Very low power IR and red.
Are you certain? PS1 can't play DVDs last time I checked.
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Are you certain? PS1 can't play DVDs last time I checked.
You may be right. I made a quick assumption based on "natural" progression. I have NOT been a gamer since my Commador 64 died!

It would probably still be safe to assume that the PS1 has no worthwhile laser diode in it to be harvested, eh?

Now I feel old

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so i could still get it to practice with will there be a dim dot? or do i hVE TO USE my camera to see it.
i have 2 nintendo 64's if thats what you mean by commander 64.
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Nope, Commadores are older than that! Older than me by a lot, came out in '82.
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ok. if i add way under the lasers voltage with no driver will it work
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there was no usable laser diode i could find??
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You need to look elsewhere, DVD burners are the best for low cost easy builds.
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ok. can i just attach low voltage so even if it spikes it wont kiill it so lower than its recemended voltage?
cos i dont get my driver for like a month and im bored
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You need to wait, being impatient is one of the worst things you can do in a laser build
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9 out of ten chance you will kill it, either from static or spikes or erratic powering of the diode. Do not try to run the diode without a driver if you value the diode at all!
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