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diachi

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Finally got my 505 diode module, had it soldered into my 501B host, went to put it together and a wire snagged and ripped the diode off the driver and snapped the pins off the diode.

So there goes 95$ and the last singular care I have for this hobby. I'm about ready to take every single laser I own and run them through my microwave and end this hobby once and for all. Its utter trash how uselessly fragile this garbage is. I'm out.
It happens, anyone that's ever done a build has had this happen. No need to go destroy components that are still useful because you're having a hissy fit. If you couldn't afford to lose the cost of a 505 diode then you shouldn't have started the project in the first place, we all know how sensitive LDs can be.

I killed my first 510nm diode, snapped the pins clean off. Messed up the second build and had to take it apart and start again. These things happen, acting like a child sure won't get you anywhere though.


Yeah, this hobby can be extremely frustrating at times, no doubt, but the end result is always worth it even if it takes a few tries or you end up buying a prebuild module. My first build was a complete disaster; diode, driver and module ruined due to mistakes on my part:




Jeez Simon, what did you try and solder that with? A bar of solder and a blowtorch? :p

For future reference, that diode isn't pressed properly either. :whistle:
 
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Hi Matt,
Please don’t take you football and go home let’s finish the game .
If you are discouraged walk it off like GSS said you have some great builds under your belt that are still kicking hang in there . Hey if you need another host I will make one for you free. And maybe some one would step up for the shipping cost. And if Alaskan is up to it get the 505 pre soldered from DTR this was only two wires and n
Some shrink is all you need

Rich:)
 

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I've fried a few diodes myself, broken the leads off like that too. Matt isn't comfortable with my offer, it's an open offer.
 
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actually this diode could be fixed from a skilled person on soldering,personally i have manage to fix 2 broken pins from a 3,8mm diode without even magnifier and the diode still works
 
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It was already a pre-soldered module. The wires coming off the driver snagged when I was putting it together and twisted the driver and severed the pins. I don't know if I even want a replacement because quite plainly my desire to even pick up a soldering iron ever again has been reduced to nothing. I'm sick of electronics and how absurdly delicate all these expensive components are. I'm tempted to dump my entire toolbox in the river and give up building or repairing anything. Time to embrace the disposable culture, if it breaks it goes in the trash where it belongs.
 

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Hi Matt,
Please don’t take you football and go home let’s finish the game .
If you are discouraged walk it off like GSS said you have some great builds under your belt that are still kicking hang in there . Hey if you need another host I will make one for you free. And maybe some one would step up for the shipping cost. And if Alaskan is up to it get the 505 pre soldered from DTR this was only two wires and n
Some shrink is all you need

Rich:)
Very nice offer Rich:) Any idea's to how much shipping would be?

Edit: Well Blarg after almost a day of calming down, buddie i'll say it straight, it looks like you just might do the same thing. How can someone want to help now?
 
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Hi Matt,
Please don’t take you football and go home let’s finish the game .
If you are discouraged walk it off like GSS said you have some great builds under your belt that are still kicking hang in there . Hey if you need another host I will make one for you free. And maybe some one would step up for the shipping cost. And if Alaskan is up to it get the 505 pre soldered from DTR this was only two wires and n
Some shrink is all you need

Rich:)
The host you sent me is fine. It just has no purpose but to sit in my parts drawer for eternity.

Edit: Well Blarg after almost a day of calming down, buddie i'll say it straight, it looks like you just might do the same thing. How can someone want to help now?
Yeah its almost like I was serious when I said I wasn't bothering with trying to build anything anymore. If my setting it all on fire wasn't clear enough I can dig out my torch and reduce the whole thing to a puddle of molten metal.
 
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Tomorrow is a new day Blarg..Hoping you will feel a little better:)
 

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Damn geena!! Tell us how you really feel!!

Two weeks ago in two nights I killed 3 diodes.. two 40$ drivers.. I galvo mirror... and prolly something else.
Few weeks before that I blew my 1watt 520. Honestly the more stuff I break the easier it is to handle.. not in the wallet by any means... it's a hobby not a career.
You'll pick it back up when your ready
 
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Blarg King--sounds like the problem is is not so much laser related as it is that you need to find a better job in your area or move to an area where there are better employment possibilities rather than continue hitting your head against a wall with no hope of a better day, where you are.

When you choose the behavior you choose the consequences.

 
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Hi Guys ,
After all the constructive replies guess there is no hope of him building for a while. Well Matt i hope some day things will be better for you buddy.

Rich:)
 




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