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Old 17-08-2019, 11:12 AM
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Disassembling an Orion LaserMate Deluxe II Collimator

Hi does anyone know how to pull one of these apart? Mine seems to have gone completely out of whack. Even after tweaking via the collimation screws the best I can get it calibrated to is with a turning circle of about 3-4mm in diameter at 3m away. That's too much deviation and prior to this it always rotated perfectly on the spot from that distance. If possible I'd like to pull it apart and see what's preventing the calibration screws from aligning the laser perfectly.
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Old 18-08-2019, 01:18 PM
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Solved! On careful removal of the grub screws I found that one of them was shorter than the other two. Replaced it with a new one and “voila” it’s now calibrated perfectly again.
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Good news.
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Quality control

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Solved! On careful removal of the grub screws I found that one of them was shorter than the other two. Replaced it with a new one and “voila” it’s now calibrated perfectly again.
I'm seeing these quality control issues pop up more ' even with the small amount of gear I buy from China & Taiwan .

They need to do what the Japs did more then 40 years back , employ testers to check everything & give it a pass sticker before release from the factories .

Sick of sending things back ' I'm then up for the return postage .

Bobby .
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