Instrument failed to initialize. Cary 630 FTIR ERROR CODE -2.  Any suggestions? 

  • Sorry to hear that you're experiencing issues with your Agilent Cary 630 FTIR instrument Stephpal. The error code -2 could be due to a variety of reasons. Here are a few potential solutions:

    1. Software Upgrade: There was a known problem with Version 4.0 of the Microlab PC software when it was released in 2011. Upgrading your software to the most current version (Version 5.5) might resolve the issue.

    2. Instrument Gain Adjustment: If the signal value is far from the ideal value of 26,000, you might need to adjust the gain higher or lower until the gain is near 26,000⁴. You can do this by going to `Home > Advanced Features > Diagnostics > Gain Adjust`.

    3. Sampling Accessory Issue: The Agilent Cary 630 FTIR spectrometer requires a sampling accessory in order to present the sample to the infrared beam. Ensure that the sampling accessory is properly installed and clean.

    If these suggestions don't resolve the issue, I recommend reaching out to Agilent's technical support for further assistance. They have experts who can help troubleshoot and resolve instrument errors. Remember to provide them with as much detail as possible about the error and the steps you've already taken to resolve it from above or elsewhere. Good luck! Blush

  • Hi Stephpal, or sometimes it could be as simple as connecting to ML OQ or ML PC with the instrument powered off; those 2 applications need the instrument to be online and initialized. 

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