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L4sers

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What happened to my button? It doesnt have a "push" feeling anymore. Just tapping it activates the laser now. I do not see a visible way to open the laser, and its a 30mw true green btw.

How do I fix this safely?!
 

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Same thing happened with me. They are a PAIN IN THE A$$ to open, so I suggest you just kinda deal with it.
 

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My button is VERY loose, but still works.

Its just the build quality loss you risk when buying a laser off DX.
 

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el-taco said:
My button is VERY loose, but still works.

Its just the build quality loss you risk when buying a laser off DX.
DX does have good quality lasers I dont know what you're talking about.
 

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a ebayser did that to me.Then i got a true 30 and i don't use that one any more.
 

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L4sers,

Try this: When not using your laser, Take the batteries out or un-screw the two halves by 1 revolution.

It appears that when there is constant pressure on the circuit board via the batteries for a long period of time,

It has an effect on the switch. Mine did the same thing. Hope this helps.

Eddie
 

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2 Things..

1) Take the little foam ring out(around the batt spring) and see if there is anything "underneath" the driver board to keep it from bending down when the button is pressed. If not, carefully bend the board to mid-point, and use foam or something to support the underside.

2) I found the switches cheap at Digi-Key. They are 6x3.5mm Tactile switches. Digikey item # 450-1140-HD. when u get them, carefully snip off the flat end of the terminals and solder them onto the driver:D

This of course is assuming you can get it open carefully without killing the tube, and carefully desolder the original switch.

I ordered 10 of em:) That way when they go bad(and they will since the laser draws more current than they are rated for) I can just change the switch. There is NO switch of this size to handle the current the laser draws.
 

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L4sers

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VillageIdiot said:
[quote author=L4sers link=1214269264/0#3 date=1214273595]
DX does have good quality lasers I dont know what you're talking about.

I really hope that was sarcasm. o.o[/quote]

Good enough for the price really. :)

@glaserfan, how do I take the foam ring out?
 

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If you can get some long thin tweasers use them, granted it would be tight, probably best of trying VillageIdiots idea first he has good ideas. ( Ironic tbh ... )
Diachi
 

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I used a paper clip, it worked, thanks guys. Just the button isnt fixed, gotta get working on that. I may buy a new button glaserfan said.
 

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Ok. that leaves the fun part.. getting the tip off the tube. There are two types of tubes from the DX lasers. One has "laser pointer" stamped into the pocket-clip, and an aluminum-looking button. This tube is thicker, and actually easier to open.

The other tube had a plain chrome clip, no writing, and a chrome-looking button.. This one is a real party(sarcasm intended) to open.

For the first type, clamp the "tube" tight about 15mm down from the tip(leather comes in handy to prevent damage), then clamp the tip carefully with vise-grips(again leather helps you not to destroy it) so you don't crush it, again tight right at the end, and wiggle/pull until it comes out. The module will easily push out the tip-end, once unclamped. DON'T try to push it out past the button end.

For the second type, Clamp the tube in the same spot, very firmly to prevent the module twisting inside(death to the driver). Clamp the tip in the same manner, and unthread it. Unlike the first type, this tip is threaded onto the brass module inside. To reassemble this one, you have to thread it back together the same way. First insert the module so the button lines up, clamp the tube again to hold it, then thread the tip back in. SOMETIMES you can thread the tip on the module first, then line up and press the whole thing back in.

On either one, the tip is press-fit and VERY hard to remove.

Replacing the switch is a cinch, provided you have soldering skills.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes:D
 
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i think when the cop got your laser and shined it at your eyes,he was so pissed that he pressed the button so hard,causing malfunction to the button.
 




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