Im considering rolling the dice and removing the window. I have tried to clean it a few times with q tips and 97% alcohol. Im sure something is burned into the window. Any advice on doing this? Toothpick and a solder sucker? Animal sacrifice (jk)?
Good to know RC. I will do a good inspector before adding the module to a host.
Coming from the RC hobby a $200 diode isn't the end of the world. Try learning to fly a heli, coiling the frame of a buggy against say a car tire, or a Lipo speed boat on fire in the middle of a lake. This laser hobby is much easier on the wallet.
I used the ceramic tweezers tips to scratch and weaken the glass. I figured it should give me some kind of advantage and reduce the force required to break the glass.