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    ok, I have one of thoughs red scuba lasers, and I want to swap the red diode with a 45mw greenie, I know the_kcar has done something similar but i'm having some trouble getting the diode out, as I don't \want to damage the casing, can anyone help on this or shouldn't I even atempt it. thanks

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    Hi Deflector...

    Is it one of those Gold aluminum ones?
    If it is .. Thats a great unit to mod.

    The billet holding the laser module is pressed in from the front.
    That means you will need to drive it forward out the front to remove it..

    First, remove the AR coated windowed bezel. It screws off..dont loose the "O"
    ring.
    Then remove the screw-on cover AND button.
    Use a hardened steel tool (kind-of "s" shaped) inside the hole,
    Place the end of the tool on the edge against the body tube and force it forward ..do this on both sides of the board.
    Be careful tho, It is easy to damage the board..if you care to save it for future use.
    Once you get the billet (round sleeve) and module out , You can then
    remove the module. leaving just the sleeve.

    The first one I made was using the guts from an Infiniter greenie
    with just a little widening of the bore and at the right depth
    you can get the switch to line-up in the right place..

    The_kcar's unit is quite different tho.. It's a one of a kind.
    It uses a G5 9mm style 3w 808nm fiber diode and casix crystals.. its her favorite greenie..

    It was made to see if it could be done.. produces well over 250mW
    We made it 2 years ago. as a dazzler... It will do pulse or CW.
    Also adjustable divergence and power ...makes a hella green flashlight too :twisted:
    Its still going strong altho hard on the batts (two AA's) go fast.
    Plus its waterproof too.
    "My signature has been taken, so Insert another here"
    http://repairfaq.ece.drexel.edu/sam/laserfaq.htm
    *^_^* aka PhiloUHF

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    thanks for the informative reply. now I think I know what to do, but i'm not how you remove the cover and button, does the whole bit unscrew off? if so what tool should i use for that, small pliers?

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    yep, pretty much

    I used fine needle-nosed pliers
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    http://repairfaq.ece.drexel.edu/sam/laserfaq.htm
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    damn, that thing is screwed on tight, accidently scratched some of the anodized coating off, does it unscrew counter clockwise?

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    oh, hang on, is that four tiny screws holding it on, geez i'm an idiot

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    Does your unit look like this one at the top of the photo?


    mine do not have any screws, It is a bit tuff to get to turn..
    Yeah, Ive scratched the first one too..
    "My signature has been taken, so Insert another here"
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    yeah thats the one, and yeah I got it off finally, but then i snapped the inner button off, oops, atleast I got a nice paper weight now, guess you need the right tools, well atleast I know what to do now for the next one, thanks marconi you've been a great help.

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