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i have a dx 20mw laser and have noticed the output has got very very dull with about five little spots. i have been using rechargeable batteries and have not modded it in any way. i also gave it some warm up time but it still doesn't get brighter? so what do you think has happened to it?
 



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Has it been dropped at all ? Does the brightness increase when you push the button a certain way ? Post some pics of it, and the dot(s) if possible....
 

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What kind of rechargeables ?? NiMH --- LiIon ??
Is there a possability that lint got into the tip ??

Mike
 

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i did check the lens for dust and there was nothing. i did drop it once (not very hard) but it did work for a while after that. and finally no it doesn't change when it push the button harder or softer. Oh, and i use NiMH batteries. When i turn it on its really faint and it stays like that no matter what i do?
:'(
 

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oh well, i just ordered a DX 30 but the bad thing is that it is back ordered, so it's probably going to take an extra 7 days :'( add that on to the 10-14 days it already takes... 21 days :'(
now i know what it's like waiting for a laser to get here :eek: hurry up, hurry up!!!!
 

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Well the order says its ready to be shipped :). I was bored tonight, so i looked up the laser regulations for here in australia and it said "The regulations prohibit the
import, manufacture, sale,
possession and use of laser
pointers with a laser beam
emission limit greater than one
milliwatt
" That's stupid, i mean what are you going to do with one milliwatt of laser. That really annoys me :mad:
 

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lol mate im in Australia and i had no problem with my 50mW laser and it was opened and checked.
 

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opened and checked :-?
I live in victoria, but i got my 20mw one allright so i guess there will be no prob with the 30.
I was surprised when my 20mw arrived because on the box it said "pen light". That really scared me :eek:
 
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They come in labeled in all kinds of odd ways...I received a laser once that had a label on it that said, "Non-volatile goo" LOL !!! I was REALLY scared to open the package, lemme tell ya ! ;D ;D ;D
 

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Well when my 20 broke there was one thing i thought about.
The 3 laws of science.
1.If it smells bad, it's chemistry.
2.If it's squishy, it's biology.
3. If it doesn't work, it's physics.
Sounds about right for this laser ;D ;D ;D
 

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things said:
opened and checked :-?
I live in victoria, but i got my 20mw one allright so i guess there will be no prob with the 30.
I was surprised when my 20mw arrived because on the box it said "pen light". That really scared me :eek:
aye it said on the box "opened and checked by Australian customs" spose they wanted to know it wasn't anything nasty. ... and "Non-volatile goo" my goodness me id be scared when i opened that too!

anyway bummer bout the laser dude, i hated waiting for my laser.
 

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things said:
Well the order says its ready to be shipped :). I was bored tonight, so i looked up the laser regulations for here in australia and it said "The regulations prohibit the
import, manufacture, sale,
possession and use of laser
pointers with a laser beam
emission limit greater than one
milliwatt
" That's stupid, i mean what are you going to do with one milliwatt of laser. That really annoys me :mad:

Hi, whereabouts did you find that info?

I've been looking at bringing some into the country and selling the spares off to fund my own.
I rang customs and they told me they had no restrictions unless it didn't comply with aust standard, and i rang the standards people and was told as long as it complied it was fine, guy i spoke to wasn't specific but he said the aust standard differed from the international standard due to the wavelengths allowed.

great forum btw, just found it 2nite.
 
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Obzelite - welcome to the forum ! I think you will find that anything that does not meet the 1mw or below standards, unless it has every safety precaution known to mankind on it will be illegal to import...
 

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perth.

i emailed the dragon laser guy and asked if he had any problems, sending to Australia and he said none had been stopped.
figured if i buy from him thru ebay and use paypal at least I'm covered if they do get stopped.
 
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Dragon lasers and NOVA lasers have a customs guarrantee - so you would be covered anyways, I am sure....
 




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