FE-SEM in Electron Optics
I’ve put in call for help. I”ll let you know when its back online.
There have been a few problems getting thumbdrives to eject on the FESEM PC. What I did that worked is to make sure that Explorer is not pointing to your data on the FESEM PC, then highlight your USB drive in the list, right click and select Eject.
The monitor failed on the FESEM and I moved one from another lab. Only problem is that it is a wide screen. Images on the monitor appear stretched but the images you save will not be stretched. We will receive a proper replacement tomorrow.
We are seeing some yellow spots in dark areas on the FESEM screen, but they go away before acquiring an image. Let me know if you start seeing distortion in your acquired images. I’ll work on getting Hitachi service here to repair.
I’ve repaired the EDS and it appears to be working correctly now. I’m watching it for signs of the original problem.
There is a problem keeping the EDS online. I am waiting on a repair part now.
We are working to install new PCs on the logbook stations. The one that could cause trouble is the FESEM. In case it isn’t working by 1pm I am going to by pass the system temporarily so you can use it without tapping in. The accelerating voltage ON software button will be active until I take the bypass off.
We are seeing some horizontal lines in the images above magnification 100KX. I’m in touch with the Hitachi engineers who have given me a test. We will do that test this afternoon and get more info from Hitachi.
The scope works fine below 100KX so I’m not closing off use.
I’ll be in touch with you regarding progress.
Maintenance is complete. The instrument is working great.
Okay to use it!