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eggsy

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my x65 has some poor alignment. the laser itself works fine but the projected beam is at quite a noticable angle to the body of the laser. is this common?
 

shreknow91

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no its not
i have never heard that the beam being at an angle is that common but maybe im wrong, just contact nova and see if they will fix it or send u a new one
 

Gazoo

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It is normal as long as the angle is slight. The reason has to do with the way they have to align the crystal with the diode for maximum output if I understood correctly. My X-105 is at a slight angle but I don't really notice it when I am pointing it at things.
 

pseudonomen137

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How many degrees are we talking? Its normal for a little bit of a slant. The collimating lens sits on an aluminum plate, and it needs to be perfectly centered with the output to get a straight beam. Usually th elens is off center just a tiny bit so the beam gets a little deflected. If the problem is really bad, they may have messed up in which case you'll have to remove and reattach/realign the lens (or get your warranty to do it for you)
 




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