Seriously, does anyone like to move? There isn’t enough pizza in the world to persuade your “friends” to borrow their pickup truck. However, SeqGen is hired frequently to move lab equipment, and we love pizza. We understand the importance of moving quickly and carefully in order to get your business back up and running smoothly as usual. Every move is different, but with each move we have become better equipped for the next.
Your sequencer is stuck at yellow-light status. This means that the machine has not established a connection with the computer.
The famous line “If I only knew then what I know now” can mean a measure of savings down the road when it comes to your instruments. In our busy lives there is a simple but forgotten cost-saving step, if you’re willing to do some regular maintenance. It may even end up saving you thousands in laser replacement costs or machine down time.
Your machine is manufactured with many interdependent parts that allow it to function properly. The laser is one of the sequencer’s most critical parts enabling you to complete runs, and the air filter could be the key to extending the life of the laser.
The ABI 3130 and 3730 models have an air filter that helps remove contaminants before they reach the laser. Between the routine laser maintenance and realignments performed, you can do one simple thing to help your machine: clean the air filter regularly. All you need is a $3 can of air from your local hardware store and the ability to follow these three simple steps.