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    Wink2 My First Greenie, what model is it ?

    Hello
    Can You tell me model/maker of this Laser ? I just odered by eBay.
    Any luck for modding this unit ?
    IMO it's bright, but I was thought that claimed 40mW should look brighter..





    Outside laser shot edited out by Kiessling.
    Last edited by Kiessling; 09-05-2006 at 09:24 AM.
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    Default Re: My First Greenie, what model is it ?


    Oh sorry, I didn't realize that product's box picture of laser line outdoors, was forbidded. I apologize for this.
    Try once more time:

    I need to know is this unit really more than 5mW ( claimed 40mW ).
    If this is low power unit I may use it to some fun for my cats.
    If it is more powerful, I need to buy goggels for safety.
    I have two times in my life very close to lose my eye sight. So I wanna play safe with this greenie.
    Last edited by DonX_Fi; 09-05-2006 at 01:24 PM.
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    Default Re: My First Greenie, what model is it ?

    Just curious...
    How much was it and what kind of batteries does it take?

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    Hahaha Re: My First Greenie, what model is it ?

    it kinda looks like the tin man from Wizard of OZ "if I only had a brain" while he shoots a laser out his head

    Hopefully you didnt sent too much like I did, paypay wont help. Mine was illegal sale. they dont care. This is a call mind you I made.

    Best go to the reputedable dealers.. I am not going to say anything from here. Read the forums and make your own conclusions. If you want a hig power cheap laser, maybe try waiting 3 yrs. Might be just like LCD TVS

    Im laughing because I got burnt and have learnt, lol. You can read my threads.
    In allseriousness though, if you want to get your money back you will have to send it with a signature required after doing a item significantly not as described on paypal. Its your decision whether or not its worth the loss of the shipping costs. Ebay is a sham. I have even tryied to report stuff that i had stolen and possible saw there. they dont care.
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    Default Re: My First Greenie, what model is it ?




    Noboydy knows, specs for this laser ?
    Picture of beam has little help by steam.
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    Default Re: My First Greenie, what model is it ?

    Nobody ?

    How to open this beaty ? Wanna see inside !
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    Default Re: My First Greenie, what model is it ?

    Body style is similar to the Novophone, but I don't think they sell a chrome model. Also, I think they have a rubber button. Is there any info on the laser or box that would lead to a manufacturer? Link to or ebay auction # might help as well.

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    This happened to one of my greenies a long time ago. I didn't even turn up the pot. No more green, all that came out was an very slight red, only noticible when shone on a wall a cm or so away. From my experience, I'm pretty confident your diode is fried. One of the crystals most likely burnt out, thus preventing the IR from being turned into green. Don't try to send it to a specialist to get it looked at. It's too much time/effort compared to just buying a reputable unit from a dealer.

    The moral of this story is:
    Don't buy ebay lasers! They're cheap for a reason!
    Last edited by FNinjaP90; 09-13-2006 at 08:00 PM.

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    Default Re: My First Greenie, what model is it ?

    Dont use RCR2 with the GLP - they dont give off a true 3.0V current and can/will damage or overload the circuits.

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    Default Re: My First Greenie, what model is it ?

    Hi
    I did just managed open the whole Unit. It was very hard to open.
    I was using brutal force, but nothing was ruined mechanically.
    Pictures later.
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    Default Re: My First Greenie, what model is it ?

    Here is all the parts






    And led light passes through optics

    Still nothing else, but red glow.
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    Default Re: My First Greenie, what model is it ?

    Hm, it's possible the diode was damaged with the increased current. Another thing is the batteries you were using, were they CR123 primary cells or RCR123's? RCR123's wil kill the didoes in these lasers due to the initial voltage of nearly 4V.

    If the diode is damaged, it can still be showing up with proper current draw..however most of that energy is probably being wasted as heat. As for why you are seeing red, a damaged diode would explain this, it takes a certain amount of pump energy to meet lasing threshold in the ND:YVO4 crystal. If that requirement is not met, you will not have any green output, only the dull red near-IR.

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    Default Re: My First Greenie, what model is it ?

    Sometimes rotating or moving the crystal around helps, try that and see if you get any green.

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