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video How To Make A Dvd Laser
I used the same model as in my other videos a LG 16x DVDRW. Used an Axiz Housing powered by two AAA batteries This is how i did it
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masterpj8 months ago
I hate that people show this. So much inresponsible use with these things
it has to be a burner, rewriters wont work either, your can find the diode on the net cheap, thats what i did and it works wonders! there is actually a kit on ebay that works also
monkeys982 years ago
will one from an ordinary dvd player work
yaly3 years ago
hey i got mine from an old cd reader/writer it is 20x it has a ribbon cable on it and when i plug it in it makes a high frequency sound and lights faintly red i tried to see if it is infra red with a digital camera but i makes no diffrence
Does it have to be a CD/DVD burner??? i have a Portable CD Player, would that work?
Has to be a 16x DVD Burner
iApple guy3 years ago
Do you a burner diode.
bjornacorn5 years ago
I have dial-up, and it is HORRIBLE to live with dial-up. Can u put it in word form, and pics.
I feel so bad for you. Yay for Ethernet and WiFi!
omnibot4 years ago
Meh .. films been removed from Metacafé :(
bjornacorn5 years ago
Do DVD players work?
walmzdawg6 years ago
cna you use a laser taken from a ps2?
probably.
Madrias3575 years ago
Well, I got my Sony 18X laser diode. Can't wait to put it to 'good' use.
Mr USB5 years ago
do you have to use a axiz laser.
Mr USB5 years ago
mole,can you use a diode from a dvd reader and the diode looks like this...
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moosey945 years ago
hey i am kinda new to this sorta stuff and i have just took the optical assembly out of my old CDRW drive and there is a focusing mechanism. should i take this apart for the diode or should i leave it as it is?
Mr USB moosey945 years ago
yes. the focusing mechanism is for the diode
freakinhuge6 years ago
Mole, How did you get the laser diode out of the cast metal piece it was in (from the DVD Burner). I got it down to the diode and the mount for the diode, but it seems to be epoxied in there pretty good. Any help is appreciated.
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very carefully cut the case using a haksaw. try not to damage the diode.
mole666 (author)  freakinhuge6 years ago
I used surface mount tweezers to pick it out.. But by the looks of yours you could get two pliers and try to break the heat sink, I have done this before. But be Very careful
i've got the same problem, i keep trying and can't get the diode out of the heatsink, can anyone offer any detailed advice or post a video or something? thanks
you could try to use a dremel. I used mine and it works great. use a grinding bit and grind away the heatsink. it tales longer but is less dangerous for the diode.
wouldn't the benefit of a heatsink be a good thing??
i think you need to get the diode out for it to fit in the module (which has it's own heatsink i'm guessing)
scanna6 years ago
Hello and thank you 4 this vid. I just opened a 20X DVD burner from LG, and i found 2 diodes. One has the open can, the other is a closed TO5 or something similar. I don 't know wich one is the burner !!! Anyone could help me ? TKS all !!!
i bought an hpo 22x with lightscribe, and my open can diode was the red one, and extremely strong, and i used an infrared cam to check the other 1(the closed can one) and it was infrared, but thne open can one only worked with the top piun, and the middle pin, the bottom pin did nothing, im not sure why,mabe the configuration of it, bbut it could easily go either way with the open or closed
mole666 (author)  scanna6 years ago
The open diode will be the infrared.. Totally invisible to the human eye and VERY Dangerous. The closed one will be the one you want..
yes please be very careful about IR lasers. you will hear me always talking about safeties and legalities til you barf, but IR lasers are especially nasty. when you surgically burn your cornea and/or permanently destroy your retina, do not ask me to be an eye donor. but then again, it's kinda funny to burn meat with one...
is the IR laser that power full ??? ( i like that ) :) this laser on the vid. is awesome i did it with a diode from a high power computer drive i used it to licht fireworks on the 4th of juli from 8 yards away!!!!
yup. it's kinda also that your eye is a jelly filled optical device embedded in a meat and bone casing. like if your binocculars had a ham case. and don't think your sunglasses will protect you. welder's glasses/laser specific glasses are what you need.
scanna mole6666 years ago
thank you mole. Have a nice day!
cybsn5 years ago
Could i use an other laser for the module? For example a green 50mw laser or a cheap 3euro red laser? And finaly could i mod the 50mw green one to power it up?
panstar15 years ago
I have just removed laser diode from the optical assembly. I have tested it with two AA's & a 100 ohom resister in series just for safety ,so I don't burn it out ( I did try this on another diode so I know it will work) ,I got mine from a hp dvd-rw . I wasn't ready to do this to the lg dvd-rw , (I got both for cheap ) ,but I got the diode out by carefully removing it from the optical assembly & carefully cutting through the heat sink on both sides & snapping it apart. if you are careful it will come out intact.
budsiskos6 years ago
could you do this with a 20x dvd drive
azn_kid1296 years ago
hey i need help here. I'm just new at this laser thing and i dont know what a diode is. can you help please. i have one on those $10 red laser and dont know how to make it burn or cool.... help please
a diode is the actual laser part of it. take the diode out of the regular red laser that you have and replace it with the DVD diode.
turner226 years ago
what is the axis laser? can you find it inside the dvd player?
its not inside the dvd player, i think its a module to power the diode. if you google 'axiz laser module' you'll probably find one
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