So a while back I had some issues with my laser so I bought some new parts… quite a few
My laser was suffering from a loss of power and lots of help from @donkjr it was determined that it could be either an LPS or Tube issue so I have purchased both but was considering installing the LPS first to see if this resolves the issue.
After that I can install the tube, I also bought new mirrors, lens, cloudray head, new air assist pump & hoses.
My questions are (I have looked but could not find anything) but is there anything I need to know about installing the LPS and Tube? Is it just as simple as removing the old ones and connecting the same wires?
Or is this anything special I need to do or watch out for?
*also - joys of living in Australia is that it takes this long to get things delivered
Thanks @donkjr, installed the LPS but did not resolve the issue so I am going to install the new tube I purchased as well.
I used the silicon that came with the laser but comes out like white milk, I have been looking for what type of silicon I should use but have had no joy.
Any suggestions on the best type of silicon to use?
Got the silicon last night, I’m in home quarantine due to recent travel but my wife went and picked it up for me.
So today I removed the old tube and have started to install the new tube and encountered another roadblock (really not having much luck here), the tube is detached at the lens.
Is this something that can just be glued or is it best to get the tube replaced?
When you get any updates from the seller. Please let us know! This is the same issue I have. And it doesn’t seem like you can just put it back in place. The silicon tube is “too long” which is probably why it disconnected in the first place.
Also. New K40 owner here. So I am looking at everything to see how to start it up, fix any issues, waiting on parts to upgrade since every video I’ve seen so far says upgrade half the damn thing before doing much else besides start it up to make sure it works first.
Thank you. I have the same situation posted by Trojan where the cooling ring is disconnected. And none of the videos show how to reconnect it. Any possible way? Or is it a bust and I need to purchase a whole new tub?
There was a long discussion on this on G+ but I cannot find that thread.
I know that some glued the jacket back on with high temp epoxy and some with high-quality CA.
I am not sure how well the repair worked but what do you have to lose in trying the repair?
I think a repair can work if the glue does not get on the output window. You can google this problem and there is evidence that others have successfully glued it back on. That is if the output mirror seal is not damaged and the gas has not leaked.
I have often thought that if I had to do this repair I would remove the tube and position it upright in some kind of holder so the cooling ring will sit flat and gravity is not helping the glue drip onto the output mirror while curing. I would apply a thin line of glue on the perimeter of the ring so there is no sqeeze out onto the mirror, then tape it flat on the top. The water jacket tube’s tension may make this difficult so I would dry assemble it first to verify that it can be held stationary with tape. I think I would use epoxy that is designed for glass.
This would be my choice:
Others have used a wedge to hold the glued ring in place while in the machine but I would be concerned that the glue would drip across the mirror from the top of the seam.
You could also apply CA, hold the ring in place and then spray the perimeter with CA accelerator. I am not sure if the accelerator would get on the mirror and contaminate it or how strong the joint would be.