This Information Applies To: Agilent 4200 TapeStation 4150 TapeStation, TapeStation controller software
The system verification can be run to check the TapeStation performance, for example, when you suspect an instrument hardware fault.
Caution: The TapeStation Test Tape is a specialized test device that differs in physical properties from regular ScreenTape devices.
Steps to Follow
Tip: Software revision 5.1 allows the user to connect up to two TapeStation instruments to the computer at one time. Execution of hardware diagnostics is possible for one instrument at a time only
Click the gear icon then click System Diagnostics > Run Tests (Figure 1).
|Tips: Two other test suites that are available from the hardware diagnostics and functional verification context. The software installation verification evaluates the computers specifications and verifies that all components have been installed correctly. The hardware troubleshooting is an extended version of the system verification that may be requested by technical support. The software installation verification is included in the system verification, which is itself included in the hardware troubleshooting tests.|
Figure 4. Preparing the TapeStation for the system verification. Example shown is for the 4200 TapeStation, the 4150 TapeStation will request fewer items.
1. Test description 2. Test progress 3. Onscreen instructions 4. Abort button.
Tip: The TapeStation Test Tape is designed for instrument diagnostic purposes only, and as such will not apply any changes to the TapeStation instrument. Each TapeStation Test Tape has an operation life of two years. The TapeStation Test Tape is inserted into the TapeStation systems in the same way as a regular ScreenTape device. The label with the barcode faces towards the back of the instrument.
|Tip: Any failed or aborted test remains selected even after the completion of the other tests. After all selected tests have been executed, Start re-appears and allows you to specifically execute these tests again. All repetitions of a test are recorded and are visible for review.|
For more information on the system verification, see the Agilent Information Center, or chapter 8 of the applicable system manual.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.