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So I have 350mW hulk ultra (not sure if thats actual power) green laser from dragon lasers. I put the battery (x1 18650) in backwards like an idiot and now my laser died im guessing because it wont come on, the red light just flashes instead of staying solid like normal. Can i fix this or are there any forum members that do repairs like this i can send this to?
 

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If it is a 350mw green laser,i think it is DPSS injected by a 2w C-mount 808nm diode, if you put batterry opposite pole, more likely the diode is dead
Edit: can you show some picture about your laser,and show all part
 
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Better contact Dragonlasers if it has warranty. They should replace it for free. Red light is an infrared pump beam, don’t look at it because it’s decent power of infrared light. By placing battery backwards, you probably damaged diode, but it might be damaged driver too. Can you post a pictures of what you have?
 
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Better contact Dragonlasers if it has warranty. They should replace it for free. Red light is an infrared pump beam, don’t look at it because it’s decent power of infrared light. By placing battery backwards, you probably damaged diode, but it might be damaged driver too. Can you post a pictures of what you have?
 

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That is unfortunate. It will likely cost you a bit to have this repaired for an instant of poor judgement. By the red light blinking, I am assuming you mean the indicator lamp. You will likely need a new driver and possibly a new pump diode too. It's too bad that they don't mark the polarity for the battery or add a diode to prevent damage when people insert the battery backwards. It would cost a fair amount to return it to dragon lasers, but you might save on parts and labor by doing so. You might want to contact them first and see what they have to say before deciding on having someone else try to repair it for you.
 
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That is unfortunate. It will likely cost you a bit to have this repaired for an instant of poor judgement. By the red light blinking, I am assuming you mean the indicator lamp. You will likely need a new driver and possibly a new pump diode too. It's too bad that they don't mark the polarity for the battery or add a diode to prevent damage when people insert the battery backwards. It would cost a fair amount to return it to dragon lasers, but you might save on parts and labor by doing so. You might want to contact them first and see what they have to say before deciding on having someone else try to repair it for you.
Yeah i went ahead and contacted them. Frank has sent an RMA to send it in. Hopefully they can get her back running. Thanks for the advice man
 

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I wish you luck in getting this new laser repaired. I do like higher power solid state lasers. They often have the best beam specs of any handheld laser.
 

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"When in doubt.. leave the battery OUT"
NEVER GUESS. Thinking you can do it either way...and IF you do that quick and still avoid damage is foolish.
Some are protected from reverse polarity however many are made so you damage the driver and protect the more expensive diode(AFAIK). Either way its a damaged and not working laser.. do NOT keep trying. ,( it is like whipping a dead horse)

You will find someplace to sharpie (ultra fine tip) a + or a -
some may need to place that mark on the inside of the tailcap or battery tube OR on a paper sticker.
almost every 532 is case postive.. and ALL JETLASERS lasers are the same.. Positive to the spring/tailcap & Neg to the 'front'. (LD)

ps just in case...
if you see only a dim red light coming from your 532 (or any DPSS laser) it is the pump diode ...-infrared and MUCH more dangerous.. while looking dim & harmless.. no do!!
 




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