This Information Applies To: Agilent 6100 series Single Quadrupole (SQ) LC/MS Instruments using OpenLab CDS software
Waiting to run a sample or tune the instrument but the MS is shown as not ready.
The MS requires accurate temperature, gas flow, and electronic control in order to maximize performance. If one of the MS setpoints is not yet reached, or has not stabilized, then the MS is shown as "Not Ready" and cannot analyze samples or tune. This status is to prevent the MS being used until the temperature, gas flow, optics and electronics setpoints have been reached to ensure correct operation, and to avoid contamination or damage to the instrument.
Steps to Follow
From the top ribbon, click the Home tab, and then Method > Instrument Status. (See Figure 1)
Figure 1. Instrument Status location in the Home Tab ribbon
Figure 2. Instrument Status window
Figure 3. SQ tab in the Instrument Status window
You can also move the cursor over the yellow "Not Ready" bar in the device image (see Figure 2), and the Not Ready Text will be displayed in a tooltip.
For further detail on using OpenLab CDS to control your Agilent 6100 Series LC/MS, please see the Quick Start Guide, or for a more comprehensive instruction see OpenLab CDS with LC/MS on the Agilent OpenLab Help & Learning page.
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