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#100 Red from IQS has disitorted dot?

CJRhoades

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So I ordered this from ItemQuickShip a few days ago and it came today. It's nice and bright but it has a strange arc going over the top of the dot. I took a pic with my iPod's camera so you can see what I'm talking about.



Now on camera, the dot and arc are WAY overdone. In real life the dot is a nice sharp point and the arc isn't very visible. Also that lateral line doesn't exist at all. When I rotate the laser the arc turns with it.

Should I return it for a new one or is there an easy fix for this?
 



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It appears that the lens might be blocking/redirecting part of the beam. It could be the lens or the aim of the laser is not quite right. For $13 it's probably not worth messing with but you could try removing the cap to se if the lens is adjustable/replacable. I don't own one like it so I'm guessing
 

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The cap seems like it's on there pretty good. Is there any special way to get it off?
 

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The cap on that style pen host has a raised indentation that is press fit into the barrel. wrap 2 layers of paper towel, as to not scratch, and use a pliers on the cap with a twist and pull motion using just enough squeeze to grip the cap. That usually works. I'm not sure if those use a standard Aixiz lens but if you need one I'll send you one. On my way out to get a new phone so good luck
 

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Ok I got the cap off and now it looks like this:


Apparently the cap is increasing the problem.
 

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Your pics are point blank range but it looks like the problem is solved. Is that carpet? Try pointing at something darker and smoother, you'll get a better picture that's more defined and easier for the camera to deal with. Drill the hole in the cap a little bigger, then put it back on and call it a day
 

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I know it's hard to see from the pic. It doesn't seem to help no matter what I point it on but here's a better idea of what I'm actually seeing. The black represents the red light that I see.



There's two half arcs above the dot and a strange line beneath it. That's without the cap on at all.
 




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