[Histonet] Is my Leica CM 1850 cryostat haunted?

Anne van Binsbergen annigyg <@t> gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 03:56:18 CDT 2010

check the manual - maybe someone (long time ago) set up an auto defrost?
Abu Dhabi Annie

On 29 March 2010 23:20, <mtitford <@t> aol.com> wrote:

> We have a Leica CM 1850 cryostat that about once every three weeks to a
> month, turnes itself off! Has anyone else experienced this? How do I fix it?
> Initially, we thought someone after hours was turning it off, maybe someone
> in housekeeping or a passing med tech. That was not the case.
> Later our Biomedical people replaced a capacitor or something in the bowels
> of the cryostat thinking that may be faulty and contribute to the problem.
> That did not help either.
> Still later, the cryostat was put on its own circuit (No help), and then
> after that, we tried an uninterruptible power source thinking minor power
> fluctuations were the cause (no help either).
> Anyone know how to fix this problem?. It is disconcerting to walk into the
> lab in the morning and the cryostat is at room temperature and the OR is
> going to have a busy day.
> Michael Titford
> Pathology USA
> Mobile AL
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Anne van Binsbergen (Hope)
Abu Dhabi

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