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Just bought a true 30mW DX green

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EDIT: Been "playing" with my laser for all day basically, and now I have to apply a lot more pressure to my button for the laser to work. Is their a safe way to fix this without screwing up my laser or am I doing something wrong? Did this happen for anyone else on any lasers?


And what is the BEST way to tell if I am leaking IR/if it has an IR filter? http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.469


Thanks guys  ;D
 

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shine it through some coca cola, or vimto or pepsi, and look towards the laser with a camera .

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Make sure you test the camera to see if it picks up IR first though, just point a TV remote at it and press a button, you should see a white light on the camer.

although theres no need to worry about the IR from a 30mW pointer
 

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Diachi said:
Make sure you test the camera to see if it picks up IR first though, just point a TV remote at it and press a button, you should see a white light on the camer.

although theres no need to worry about the IR from a 30mW pointer
Thanks tests worked  i have IR lol  ;D

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Yeah you will have a few mW 10mW at most is all you will probably have. As I said no need to worry about IR from lower powered pointers.

There are other ways you can test for it, but thats easiest way .

thanks for thu repz

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Royal2000H said:
i thought the true 30s are supposed to have IR filters..?
They did, I guess not anymore. My true 30 is IR filtered, but it is an older version.
 

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if you can pull the cap off your laser (some are harder than others) you can replace the pushbutton with another of a similar style from say a CDROM drive or something - they seem to be having problems with really crappy switches lately - also try putting a piece of foam or something slightly rigid underneath the pcb so when you push the button the pcb doesn't bend down as much
 

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MarioMaster said:
if you can pull the cap off your laser (some are harder than others) you can replace the pushbutton with another of a similar style from say a CDROM drive or something - they seem to be having problems with really crappy switches lately - also try putting a piece of foam or something slightly rigid underneath the pcb so when you push the button the pcb doesn't bend down as much
pcb? can you explain this a little more.
 
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pcb is a chipset ... usually green...

hmm if the new wave of True 30s don't have IR filters... can they be sending the normal (non "true" 30s)?
I mean if they are cutting costs on the filter, maybe theyre also getting weaker diodes now
 

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The PCB is basically the board that the switch and all the other components are attached too, if you can fold some paper up and put it down the barrel ( battery end ) you will see the PCB just put the paper under that and that will push it up a little bit.

I had to do this with my Romisen, luckily I did it before it started to bend .

Diachi
 




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