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Beginner
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Safe to remove RealSense R200 from case?

Hi, 

this is not really RealSense *SDK* specific, but I'm not sure what forum would be a better match...

I just learned that some of my colleagues dismantled an R200. Now I remember reading somewhere that opening a Kinect v1 -- which also is a Laser Class 1 product is not a very smart thing to do since it can cause eye damage without the diffusers or what not (unfortunately, I cannot find the source anymore). 

I'm wondering if this is true and whether or not this applies to the RealSense cameras as well.

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Employee
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Opening the module is not advised. The module is rated at class 1 in normal operation, but the laser diode can reach harmful levels when exposed. You also risk misalignment and possible overheating by removing the circuitry from its enclosure.

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Valued Contributor II
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Not a good idea to open a laser product if you would like to continue seeing the world.

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