This Information Applies To: 2100 Bioanalyzer, 2100 Expert software
Running the hardware diagnostics on the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer system can help to investigate whether the instrument performs as expected.
Steps to follow:
|Tip: Verify that the test chip kit is within the expiry date and the test chips have been stored in their original bag. Avoid touching the underside of the test chips.
The Bioanalyzer Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide provides an overview of the diagnostics in the Hardware Diagnostics section.
Figure 1. Bioanalyzer Diagnostics tab
Figure 2. How to create a support package in the 2100 Expert software
Resolving common test failures
Short circuit test
Clean the focusing lens with lens-grade, lint-free tissue paper, and isopropanol before rerunning the test.
Learn how to effectively maintain your Bioanalyzer:
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