This Information Applies To: Agilent LC and CE Systems compatible with Lab Advisor
Firmware is updated or downgraded when new features are added, or to fix some system bugs. It also solves compatibility issues when a new module is added to an existing system or a new hardware. Some regulatory requirements can also trigger a firmware upgrade or downgrades.
This procedure requires the use of Agilent Lab Advisor Software.
Platforms and Firmware sets
Firmware differs depending on the function and complexity of the mainboard contained in each module in your LC stack. For example, an oven is a hosted module. That's why it doesn't include any LAN or USB ports. Modules that do not contain any LAN port rely on CAN inter-module communication for Firmware changes.
Agilent always recommends using the latest module firmware revision of a firmware set in order to avoid interoperability issues.
Always use latest firmware from the same set as it was only tested within a set. Not complying with this rule can generate problems or may not work at all.
A module with firmware C, must be in sync with a module with B or D firmware.
Download the firmware from Agilent.com Firmware download section
Firmware Update Procedure
Load the firmware set and update both the resident and the main firmware on the module in need.
Learn how to effectively maintain and troubleshoot your Agilent LC System:
Lab Advisor user manual on Agilent.com