Q: My shop has just taken delivery of several Force FX-C units and we’re looking into test cables; one in particular seems to be sourced through a monopoly that necessitates we buy a $500+ kit that includes several pieces that we have no use for. By chance, could someone here please direct us to an alternative source for REM-plug-to-two-banana-plug cables – both with and without the center pin – as a standalone purchase? Medtronic insists we could cut up REM pads and create our own cables, but – and I could be wrong – it seems to me that doing so would lead to our banana plugs having half the conductive material versus a professional cable, thus impacting our results?
A: It is very common to use banana plugs on a patient pad cable for testing. If you have a problem, contact any other biomedical equipment company that sells ESU testing accessories.
A: Fluke sells all the accessories as a kit for around $160. Part number 2202009. I’m not sure if they sell the parts individually.
A: I’ve always just made test cables from the actual sets the user has. Same for AED/defib test cables.
Q: Does anyone have a service manual for a Cryostar NX70? Specifically, I need to flush the brine system and I may need to replace the brine pump.
A: I had an HM550 (I think it was) whose brine pump wouldn’t pump. I disconnected the pump, hooked up a peristaltic pump (temporarily) and flushed through a bunch of water until it began flowing freely. I followed that by flushing with Tyfoxit. I then reconnected the brine pump and filled with Tyfoxit and it worked. In that instance, it was not necessary to replace the pump.
Q: I need help with a CDM initialization error on DS 5302 AGFA printer. I have removed output module from three different printers to replace on this particular printer. It will work for one or two days and the error will resurface. Can you help me?
A: To correct CDM ERROR remove the output module and then remove the CDM module clean it with the surface with mentholated spirit. It will take care of it.
A: Try a software update.
Q: What OS is this unit running and is it possible for IT to do a security scan on unit to check for any cyberthreats to our network?
A: I believe these are on a Win 7 platform. These will most likely do a security check on them anyway. Should they push security updates though, that may cause problems.
A: I was under the impression it might be Linux. Would you know how to get to the Windows desktop so that we could run a security check on the unit? I can’t find anything on this unit for getting out of the user software.
A: I am certain it is not Linux given it gives access to Windows through service. You can hold down CTRL HMTOAVIOOO if that does not provide access to more options then you have a newer rev which will require you to call for a one time password. You can check if the service tab offers a barcode. That will be what is needed.
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