Physio-Control Lifepak 12
Q: This thing is a dinosaur, but before we trash it has anyone seen this: We put a set of fully charged batteries in it, battery one discharges until it dies and the unit does not switch over to battery two. When we pull out one, the unit switches to battery 2. The weird thing is, if you put one back in after all this, it tries to run off one for a minute and it switches to two. Is this normal?
A: Sounds like the power supply or the battery pcb.
A: I have always observed that a LifePak 12 on a base charger and using the larger SLA batteries does charge one battery and use one battery at a time. I would suspect that the batteries still have much useable capacity when the discharge battery alert comes up because the battery charger base may stay on battery one.
Q: Does this equipment have a touchscreen calibration function? This one is more than 2 cm in error. Do you have this option on the service screen “menu, maintenace, ctrl + shft + next”?
A: Yes, there is a touchscreen calibration function in the service menu. You will need the license string for 2018 and the password to be able to get there, (I have them if you need it). Once you are in the Test Tool Diagnostic screen, you will see on the right side Panel/TCS: press on the Execute button and do the TCS tests.
A: Here is the string and password we use for our Toshiba Aplio and Xario for this year, plus the procedure to enter them. FEBCD0A154A8FC — EE1461 —– expires end of 2018 — make sure you put the number 0 and not the letter O in the string License key activation: Press MENU on panel — select Maintenance then press CTRL + SHIFT + press right trackball button. Then, enter 14-digit license key and 6-digit password. Check the Set as Default box and click on OK.
Fujifilm FCR XG1
Q: When I put in a patient and click “Start Study” nothing happens with the reader. The light to insert cassette doesn’t light up. It acts like the computer is not communicating with the reader. If I put a cassette in and turn power off and on to reader, it cycles and then the “remove cassette light” comes on, but no image appears on display. I bought this unit used with no cable to reader. I assume it is supposed to be a CAT5 cable? Is there a way to make the software communicate with reader or to check that it is online with reader?
A: The reader and PC need a crossover cable to talk or u can put them both on the same network.
A: Also, check the reader configuration because sometimes it falls back to initial 172.16.1.10. Login with a laptop “telnet” directly to the reader and check/set correct IP-addresses and RU-name. (7 software utility; 1 display current config: check; 0; 2 temp setting, input new temp setting; 0; reboot).
A: If necessary, I can send you a procedure on how to connect a laptop and use telnet. It is very easy and takes no more than 5 minutes. By the way, I always use a straight RJ45-cable CAT5 for this purpose (we live in 2018 and most PCs are auto-sensing), but of course feel free to try the cross-cable.
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