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Cant get the cap off >.< POT MODDING HELP?

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Im trying to pot mod my 5mW ebayser cause, well... its only an ebayser  ;D
But I cant get the silver end off (it looks like a DX laser) to pot mod it.
Whats the easiest way to get it off?
 

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Re: Cant get the cap off >.<

Do a search on here for the "Wood block" method.... use a vise, and two pieces of wood to clamp on the tip....
 

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Re: Cant get the cap off >.<

Don't even waste your time trying to mod an ebayser. Those things are already maxed out and made with the cheapest components around.
 
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Re: Cant get the cap off >.<

its only 5mW, Ive got nothing to lose... Im getting the DX30 soonish so Ill need this no more.
Cheers SenKat :)
 

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Re: Cant get the cap off >.<

When I pot modded my 5mw from DX, I simply used A LOT of force to get the front cap off. And it could actually be worth the effort, I pot modded mine to estimatedly ~50mw, because it could burn black leather a little. But of course it's life was shortened to a couple of hours, so if you want to have a living laser - leave the pot alone. ;)
 
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Re: Cant get the cap off >.<

I only want to up it to about 15mW so its easier to see the beam in the dark.
btw whats the cheapest blu-ray you can find around here?
Lowest Ive seen is $160 so far, and Ive been searching for god knows how long :D
 

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I think that I saw a ~80mw blu-ray for about 100 bucks not long ago, but I can't find it anymore. Although, if you are looking for most power for the money, choose IgorT:s BR for a little less than $200. He says that you can get >125mw out of his 803T BR. :p
 
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Nice, might have to save up for one of them methinks.

About the pot mod, the cap's off (well, I might have gone in backwards and taken it out, but Ive got the module, diode, driverboard and crystls all working) but I cant see the variable resistor, or anything, to screw :-/
I hope I didnt do this all for nothing.
 
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LazerGuy said:
He says that you can get >125mw out of his 803T BR. :p
He's actually gotten 147mW at 177ma before without it blowing. He wouldn't recommend you do leave it like that though.
 

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Yeah but I mean at a safe current, at about 125mA. BTW, why do you have "a cool 500mw from IgorT" in your sig? But of course, as you are a villageidiot, you may think that the power will be that high. ;D
 

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LazerGuy said:
Yeah but I mean at a safe current, at about 125mA. BTW, why do you have "a cool 500mw from IgorT" in your sig? But of course, as you are a villageidiot, you may think that the power will be that high. ;D
He's making fun of everyone putting that in their signatures ;)
 

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Re: Cant get the cap off >.<

JamesHooper said:
Nice, might have to save up for one of them methinks.

About the pot mod, the cap's off (well, I might have gone in backwards and taken it out, but Ive got the module, diode, driverboard and crystls all working) but I cant see the variable resistor, or anything, to screw :-/
I hope I didnt do this all for nothing.
looks like yours just doesn't have a pot :p
 
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MarioMaster said:
[quote author=JamesHooper link=1213900672/0#7 date=1213910214]Nice, might have to save up for one of them methinks.

About the pot mod, the cap's off (well, I might have gone in backwards and taken it out, but Ive got the module, diode, driverboard and crystls all working) but I cant see the variable resistor, or anything, to screw  :-/
I hope I didnt do this all for nothing.
looks like yours just doesn't have a pot  :p[/quote]

Noooooooooooo! >.<
I ripped the whole thing apart ¬_¬
now to try to put it into another housing I have.
Next time Ill listen to you lot, aha.
 




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