Operating MassHunter and OpenLab in the same computer (NOT A RECOMMENDED USE)

Document created by yamame on May 19, 2020Last modified by yamame on May 21, 2020
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This is not a supported configuration by

Agilent Technologies. 

 

You are able to use Masshunter for both LCMS,  LC and CE only.  LC/CE only starting with Masshunter version 7.

 

Note: Although operating MassHunter and OpenLab is not recommended to use on the same computer, my lab system was built as it is while before I came. And as much as I would like to use a different computer and a different LC system for each software, we only have one LC system and multiple detectors (DAD, RID, and QTOF). I will share how to operate these two conflict software on the same computer. But as I say it multiple times, avoid using this two software on the same computer if you can.

 

My system setup: 

MassHunter B 06.01: Using DAD and QTOF as a detector

  • 1260 infinity LC system (DAD, multisample, TCC, binary pump)
  • 6530 QTOF

 

OpenLab C. 01.07: Using RID as a detector

  • 1260 infinity LC system (RID, multisample, TCC, binary pump)

 

 

 

Switch to MassHunter to OpenLab

0. Status

  • Masshunter Acquisition ON
  • OpenLab OFF
  • 1260 infinity LC system (DAD, multisample, TCC, binary pump) ON
  • 6530 QTOF ON
  • RID OFF

 

1. Close MassHunter Acquisition (and all other apps)

2. Shutdown Engines

3. Remove MassHunter

4. Turn on RID

5. Open OpenLAB

 

 

 

Switch to OpenLab to MassHunter

0. Status

  • Masshunter Acquisition OFF
  • OpenLAB ON
  • 1260 infinity LC system (DAD, multisample, TCC, binary pump) ON
  • 6530 QTOF ON
  • RID ON

 

1. Close OpenLAB

2. Turn off RID

 

3. Smart shutdown

 

4. Wait till the green bar is full

 

5. Wait 3 seconds and power cycle (OFF-ON) MS

6. Wait 5 min

7. Open MassHunter

 

 

I hope you never need to use this, but if you will I hope it helped! 

 

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Usage environment:

  • Windows 7
  • MassHunter Acquisition B 06.01
  • OpenLab C. 01.07
  • 1290 Multi sampler
  • 1290 High speed pump
  • 1260 RID
  • 1260 DAD
  • G6530B QTOF

 

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