Turn off the machine using the switch on the back of the Digital Analyzer. 2. Remove front-right bottom panel from Digital Analyzer by simultaneously pulling on bottom edge and right edge ( Figure 3.9 ). 3. Open the door to access the bulb housing unit ( Figure 3.10 ). C AUTION : Prior to bulb replacement please shut down the Digital Analyzer using the switch on the back of the machine and follow the instructions for bulb replacement below. Figure 3.9 Removing the front panel of the Digital Analyzer Figure 3.10 Opening the door
48 nCounter™ Digital Analyzer User Manual Maintenance Menu Tasks 4. Unplug the cable as shown in Figure 3.11 . 5. Loosen the two thumbscrews on the bulb housing unit ( Figure 3.12 ). Figure 3.11 Unplugging the Bulb Cable Figure 3.12 Loosening Thumb Screws
Maintenance and System Setup 49 Maintenance Menu Tasks 6. Remove the bulb housing unit by gently pulling out ( Figure 3.13 ). I NSTALLING A N EW B ULB H OUSING U NIT Installing a new bulb in the Digital Analyzer consists of replacing the entire bulb housing unit with the new one supplied by NanoString. 1. Remove the new bulb housing unit from the shipping box. 2. Insert the new bulb housing unit with the new bulb into the Digital Analyzer as shown in Figure 3.14 . Figure 3.13 Removing the Bulb Housing Unit Figure 3.14 Inserting the Bulb Housing Unit
50 nCounter™ Digital Analyzer User Manual Maintenance Menu Tasks 3. Tighten the two thumb screws on the bulb housing unit. 4. Reattach the cable and close the access door. 5. Reattach the front-right bottom panel to the Digital Analyzer by tapping gently ( Figure 3.15 ). R ESETTING THE B ULB A GE After replacing the bulb in the Digital Analyzer please restart the machine and reset the bulb timer. Resetting the bulb age enables the system to provide notification to the user when it is time to change the bulb. 1. From the Main Menu, select maintenance . 2. From the Maintenance Menu, select hardware ( Figure 3.16 ). 3. Select reset bulb age Pressing the reset bulb age button resets the bulb age to zero. R ETURNING THE O LD B ULB H OUSING U NIT Place old bulb housing unit in the shipping box and return to Nanostring. Figure 3.15 Reattaching and Securing the Panel After Bulb Replacement N OTE : Do not skip this step. It is important to track bulb hours and insure reliable performance. Figure 3.16 Maintenance Menu and System Hardware screen
Maintenance and System Setup 51 Maintenance Menu Tasks Software Use the software section under the Maintenance menu to update Digital Analyzer’s system software when a new release occurs. Should you need assistance with your Digital Analyzer, please identify system software version prior to calling NanoString. This information can be found in the about section on the System Software menu. Figure 3.17 System Software screen Figure 3.18 About screen
52 nCounter™ Digital Analyzer User Manual Maintenance Menu Tasks Disk Cleanup Use the Disk Cleanup option to check the current disk space usage (used and free), to delete RCC files, to delete CDF files, and to delete RLF files.
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