GE Healthcare Voluson S-Series
Q: I recently encountered a problem with a Voluson S6. The first probe port cannot detect the probe, but when I transfer it to the next probe port it’s detected. I also noticed that the mechanical behavior of the copper pins in the said probe port is not the same as to the other two working probe ports. Can this be fixed manually by bending or improvising a fix or will it need an assembly replacement?
A: The issue is with the port itself. This is not a field repairable part. You will want to replace the entire Probe Interface Board (Part # 5366065-3).
A: The first port is for “parking” a probe. There are only three active connectors on the Probe Interface Board of a Voluson S6.
GE Healthcare Logiq 400
Q: When I power on the machine, only the keyboard backlight is on for 1 second and then there is no response from the machine. The same thing will happen when I power off the equipment. Can you help?
A: Have you controlled the fuses? If the fuses aren’t burned, it probably is the power transformer, but the diagnostic may be more complicated if the fuses are good.
A: It is very clear that the TRIAC board (near LV unit small board) is faulty. Replace it and your problem will be solved.
A: Check the video graphics board secondary output with another monitor to find out which component is faulty – the graphics board or the monitor.
Midmark Ritter M11
Q: I have a Midmark M11 autoclave. It just started blowing fuses yesterday. I have replaced the fuses and watch when it trips. I close the door and initiate a cycle, but as soon as it says it starts heating it blows the fuse. Any thoughts on which component is faulty?
A: I would check any voltage regulators around the heating controls.
A: Heater shorted, or shorted to ground, possibly.
A: A number of known issues: fuse holder on the PCB; burned traces on the PCB near the fuse holder or heat relay. Visually check for damaged connections and/or melted wiring beneath the chamber at the heater and the overtemp thermostats and visually inspect the heater inside the chamber for cracks, breaches or gross deformities. This assumes you have already checked for shorts with a meter.
Siemens Acuson X150
Q: I am getting a self diagnostics check signal cable no signal error on a Siemens Acuson X150. I have checked the cables to the unit. The only one disconnected is the staff report that I am not using and plugging it in does not clear the error. I have rebooted the unit and still have the same error. Siemens is not providing tech support on this unit. Is there a service manual available? Does anyone know how to clear this error?
A: The issue you are having is with the BE board and RM board. These boards are the main computer of the system and are failing to start. You will want to replace both parts. For serial # less then 307998 use parts 10131804 and 10349420. For serial # greater then 307999 use parts 10349464 and 10349439.
A: It could be a power supply issue. Verify AC/DC power supply LEDs located on the back of the system. If DCDC power supply is bad then DC LEDs are solid amber (yellow orange) the system might have over current or over voltage or over temp. Same for the AC LEDs.
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