- Oct 10, 2008
Has anyone else here become the go to guy for laser repairs for your friends? Some of my friends that have bought the parts for DIY lasers and even managed to put them together now come to me every time they break them. I guess following instructions is one thing but actually knowing what those parts do and how they interact with each other is another. I've cleaned up sloppy solder joints, replaced blown diodes and drivers, and cleaned lenses at the cost of just parts (I don't like to charge people I know but I may start if they keep breaking their lasers). It seems the biggest problem I see is that they tend to way over turn the focus ring to the point where they actually start turning the module inside the heatsink until the connecting wires either twist apart or bend the diode pins together causing an instant short across the diode usually ending in diode death or sometimes driver death. No matter how many times I tell them the focus doesn't need to be turned that much they still do it!!! I'm running out of spare laser parts!!! Does anyone know of a way to lock the focus ring of an Aixiz module and lens so that it only turns so far in each direction?