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Survival Laser 445nm Kit Problem... (SOLVED)

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Hello all, about 2 weeks ago I bit the bullet on finally building a 445nm laser. I bought the Survival Laser 445nm DIY Kit along with a 445nm diode. Once it all arrived I began to all assemble it, but upon inspection the two wires coming from the pill were extremely frail, they almost seemed dry rotted. I continued soldering and finished the laser, yay it works... But not for long, after about a day of use the laser stopped working. I opened it up to see what was the problem, and I found the the wire coming from the driver had broke. It did not break at the solder joint, nor did I handing the driver roughly and yet the wire broke. The problem is, the wire broke very close to the pill meaning there is no room to solder a longer wire to it.

Any ideas what I could do?

[EDIT] Gary CALLED me (on a federal holiday none the less) within 12 hours of sending me sending him an email. I can't thank him enough, I could only wish all company's customer service was like Survival Lasers, it's hands down the best customer service I've ever found.
 
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Re: Survival Laser 445nm Kit Problem...

How about asking Garoq for replacement/repairment ? It is still under warranty.
Any fiddling on a commercial product will void the warranty.

You could take the PCB out and replace the wire but you could end destroying it completely.
 
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Re: Survival Laser 445nm Kit Problem...

It situation was resolved with flying colors. I can't thank Gary enough for not only getting back to me but personally calling me on a federal holiday to resolve the problem. Survival Laser has my business for sure!
 
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Re: Survival Laser 445nm Kit Problem...

It situation was resolved with flying colors. I can't thank Gary enough for not only getting back to me but personally calling me on a federal holiday to resolve the problem. Survival Laser has my business for sure!
Glad to hear it. Survival laser sold me my first portable 445. Gary is one of the most helpful guys there is when it comes to questions and customer support. congrats on your new 445
 
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Glad to hear it. Survival laser sold me my first portable 445. Gary is one of the most helpful guys there is when it comes to questions and customer support. congrats on your new 445
I couldn't agree more, I was expecting an email at most and he personally called me. Less than 12 hours from when I first sent the email. Gary completely has my business from now on. A great guy who goes out of his way to help out a customer.

When the laser was working... It was beautiful! 445nm is such a 'pure' color of blue and is very pleasing. The output power. Even more amazing. Never have I seen a beam in a very well lit room during the day, and this diode is amazing. Something so small 5.6mm outputting such amazing light quantities just baffles me.

I see you're located in Long Island, FarmingDale is my top choice for college and I'm going to long island for a swim meet this up coming weekend. Pretty neat place. By any chance are you near the Roosevelt field mall? My swim team gets dropped off there for a few hours and it'd be pretty neat to meet someone from LPF. PM me if you're interested.
 
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