- Apr 9, 2016
I have a red laser that have a dirt on the diode window. It get worse every time I try to remove it. I given up on that already...
Hi Thunder, I did the same thing. From now on, I'll try s blast of canned air and if that doesn't work, I'll try my best to ignore it. The spot I was trying to remove burned in tho so no ignoring that. This was also a nubm 44 running at 4a (5 1/2-6w) so lower mw lasers may not burn so easy (?)I have a red laser that have a dirt on the diode window. It get worse every time I try to remove it. I given up on that already...
Sounds good, will try if nessicary. +repI know this way is going to sound iffy but it works for me and has worked many times without problems.
What I use is a toothpick, yes a wooden toothpick! If used in a back and forth motion I can clean debris off the diode window without scratching or smearing the glass. It may take a few tries but it will usually work unless the window is burnt.
As soon as I discover that the window is dirty I will stop using the laser, clean it, and only turn it on for short bursts to confirm its cleaned.
No way! LolThe best thing to do is to prevent this from happening in the first place. I live in a dusty environment and have several builds and have yet to have this problem. Once you complete a build or you buy a laser, never remove the lens after that unless it needs cleaning or replacement, that way nothing can get on the diode window. Always keep a lens cap on it when not in use so the lens never gets dirty.
Yeah, Im the same way! Try different lens's, drivers, etc. Id like to be controlled enough to not tweak but I will eventually screw it up somehow.No way! Lol
I constantly tweak my builds seeking better heatsinking, output, duty cycle etc. Man, that's half the fun, if i lose a diode, so be it, just means I have a host to rebuild, lol