Have you tried stopping and restarting the spectrometer server. If the
communications between the STE crate in the instrument and the PlasmaLab
software has been interrupted then this is what I would try to start with.
Go to the PC "Settings" to find the server, then stop the IC MS and re-start
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From: PLASMACHEM-L: Analytical Chem.(ICP's, DCP's, MIP's).
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Lev, Steven
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 02:35
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Subject: New Detector Problems...
List: We have a PQExcell and just meticulously installed the first
replacement detector. Visually all seems correct and we have a good vacuum
but, we are getting no indication of a signal at all. We are not just
getting background or even zeroes but a blank under our ICPS column in our
tuning panel and in other locations where we can monitor a signal. We are
reasonably confident that the detector has been installed correctly but we
are obviously experiencing a serious problem. Any suggestions especially
from other PQExcell labs would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Steven M. Lev, Ph.D.
Dept. of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences