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What is the best ohm value to set for laser longevity?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Gamecube - General discussion' started by Hammyface, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Hammyface

    Hammyface Member

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    Let's say I can get my GC to read media from any ohm setting from 160 to 260, would a higher value or a lower value make the lifespan of the laser longer?
     
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    Quezacotl Regular member

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    More resistance(ohm) = less power = longer lifespan
    Less resistance = more power = shorter lifespan

    that what was set in the factory=)

    but best Ohm value, would be good if someone would calculate how many percent have to change that, that most medias will work.
     
  3. molton

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    I'd say the best Ohm value is the default if it works for your media, god only knows how raising the resistance of that potentiometer is going to affect the longevity of your gamecube, and like someone else mentioned, the motors that spin the discs and move the laser will probably burn out a while before your laser does, so don't worry about it
     
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    You can't Say..

    The Black cubes I modded were All under 190 Ohms
    some of the Purple Cubes I modded were over 350 OHMS

    Both Cubes more than 2 Years old, Both of them Still
    work Perfectly. I think the laser will perish long after anothet part of the Cube Perishes (the Spuindle,
    Fan, things like that.) I wouldn't Worry

    I have Tweaked My Playstation 1 lens and that piece of machinery is now over 10 years old (the first model). Still works.
     
  5. Quezacotl

    Quezacotl Regular member

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    why have you tweaked psx lens?, there's no need of that, except for fun=)
     

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