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Current version by: Dave ,

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You need to adjust the variable resistor for the laser power.
 
I only tweaked mine a TINY bit. You don't want to send too much current to the laser. Just tweak a tiny bit, test, repeat if necessary.
 
Here's a nice video:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pQRKbxKg0s
 
Has anyone noticed the black gunk (assuming it's dried motor oil/lubricant) worm drive gear? I've seen a couple with this issue, although not a deal breaker I'm thinking it will extend the life and possibly quiet it (a little). I suppose I could get some real lubricant, though I was thinking motor oil from the garage. Would that work?
== Update ==
 
Also, how do you guys clean the shafts? Rubbing alcohol or just wipe them down?

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Original post by: Dave ,

Text:

You need to adjust the variable resistor for the laser power.

I only tweaked mine a TINY bit. You don't want to send too much current to the laser. Just tweak a tiny bit, test, repeat if necessary.

Here's a nice video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pQRKbxKg0s

Has anyone noticed the black gunk (assuming it's dried motor oil/lubricant) worm drive gear? I've seen a couple with this issue, although not a deal breaker I'm thinking it will extend the life and possibly quiet it (a little). I suppose I could get some real lubricant, though I was thinking motor oil from the garage. Would that work?

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