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Pictures: CNI PGL III-A disassembled

Kakcoo

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I've finally managed to disassemble my PGL III-A. I didn't find any info on how to do it on the web, and CNI wouldn't tell me how to get it open, so here we go:

The button got stuck some time back, and when I tried to push it in by force, the switch on the driver broke partly off, and the button and driver got pushed inwards. I thought the whole barrel was threaded, but that was not the case. I twisted the heatsink with a plier, and it came out, slowly. After some turns, it came to a stop. I then used a flat plier with some tape on it to protect from scratches, and pulled it further, all the way out. The heatsink is probably glued to the host at a small point on the bottom of it, and therefore a lot of force was needed to get the heatsink moving in the first place. I had to sharpen the plier to get enough grip on the heatsink.

Here are some pictures. Click 'em for larger size. I think this is for the specially interested, so I don't now how much explenation is needed:







 

RA_pierce

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What part of the driver is damaged? From the pictures it looks like just the switch is broken. I would replace it with a click on/off switch instead of using that momentary one.
Just an idea...
 

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What part of the driver is damaged? From the pictures it looks like just the switch is broken. I would replace it with a click on/off switch instead of using that momentary one.
Just an idea...
Another component is also broken. I don't really know what it is. Probably a capacitator or a resistor. :thinking: You can see it on the left side just above the damaged switch. That is probably my fault. I tried to move the button around with a screw driver after I pushed it inwards. Very stupid idea. :undecided:



I've thought about an on/off switch myself. :)
 
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Erm just to let you know I had posted a long time ago on how to get those alpha series apart.... don't know where my post went it was before all the server switching but ya their not to incredibly complicated just kind of scary and the same thing had happened to mine but lucky it was under warranty and I sent it back to nova good job tho
 

BShanahan14rulz

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Does this picture show the housing/heatsink of the laser diode and the crystal set/holder separated? Or what is that cylinder with the blue reflection in the middle?

Thinking of purchasing a busted one to retrofit with.
 

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No offense HIMNL9, but if he has not figured it out in one and half YEARS, he never will.

BSha[...]14rulz, how about checking dates next time when you post on a thread? I'd appreciate it! :)
 
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HIMNL9

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LOL, you're right, sorry ..... i've seen the post from BShanahan14rulz marked "today", and have not checked the rest of the posts :p
 




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