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Laser Pointer No Longer Works

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by W. eWatson, Apr 4, 2011.

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  1. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Guest

    I have an old laser point that I probably bought for $25 back in 2000 or
    earlier. I haven't used it in years, and found it wouldn't work. It has
    two 392 batteries. $5.00 each locally. I found that LR41s are the same,
    and tried them. I have about 10 for other purposes. Still didn't work.
    That seems odd. Bad laser? I do see a slight gash in the tube 1/2 the
    way down. The pointer is about 6" long and doubles as a pen.

    I have a feeling that I can get laser pointers now for maybe $10. I'll
    know shortly when the stores open.

    Comments?
     
  2. Get a new one. In the past 8 years, I have gotten laser pointers for
    $5 at computer shows, $1 at a small number of dollar stores, and seen them
    offered for sale at some hardware stores for about $8 and at Target for
    about $10.

    If it takes you more than a few or several minutes to get working
    batteries or corrosion on contacts cleaned out, then it appears to me that
    what you want is a new laser pointer.
     
  3. ED

    ED Guest

    How about $5

    http://www.meritline.com/newsearch.aspx?SearchTerm=laser+pointer
     
  4. I can find them here in Canada for 1.99, sometimes even 99cents. Now
    maybe the expensive ones have something of value to offer, but I suspect
    for a simple pointer, they don't.

    The laser pointers are so cheap that I've bought them as a source of the
    batteries for other things. I can't think of much that is 1.99 or 99cents
    that comes with three button cells.

    Michael
     
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