This Information Applies To: Agilent 5000 series ICP-OES systems
Instrument calibration (wavelength), detector calibration (dark current, or method calibration (worksheet) failure.
There are several reasons why a calibration may fail. The following is a list of common areas to check if problems are encountered with calibrations.
The steps to follow will depend upon whether the calibration tests start, whether all the lines in your calibration have failed, or whether difficulties are only encountered with some lines.
These troubleshooting suggestions are listed in order of the most common to least common. It is suggested to work through this list in the order in which they are outlined. If you are experiencing method (worksheet) calibration failures, please complete the detector calibration, followed by the instrument calibration before proceeding. See ICP-OES Detector and Instrument Calibration for more information on these calibrations.
When the instrument or detector calibration won't start
Detector or dark current calibration
Instrument or Wavelength Calibration
When all of the wavelengths fail
When some of the wavelengths fail
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