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Lines on FESEM screen are back

May 22, 2017. I called Hitachi to come in and make the repair. They tried to help me last week without apparent success. They think it might have something to do with heat so I pulled that back panel cover off and put a fan on the guts (technical term!). …

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FESEM details

May 11, 2017. In late April, the Hitachi engineer replaced a key computer board in the FESEM and rebuilt the hard drive from scratch. As a result, the computer should nmo longer lock up and we can close the software without fear of a problem. In the last 2 days …

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FESEM status

November 11, 2016. I wrote you earlier that there is a problem with the FESEM computer locking up unexpectedly. I’ve spoken to Hitachi and they will come next week to address the problem. I’ve blocked out 3 days for them to complete the work. It will likely take less time. …

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IMPORTANT – FESEM problem

November 10, 2016. Intermittently, the FESEM computer will lock up. It will only respond to a reboot. Save your images regularly to avoid losing data. I’ll get Hitachi on the problem this afternoon. If it does lock up you will have to call me for help. DO NOT reboot it …

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FESEM is down

March 27, 2013. The FESEM is down with a failed vacuum pump. Hitachi si sending another that will arrive about lunchtime tomorrow. The new pump should repair the problem. I will keep you informed of progress.