Re: Hiccups with VIP5

From:Carrie Kyle-Byrne

this is very interesting.  we had an unexplainable incident a couple of
weeks ago in which 5 of the bottles failed on the bottle check.  we just
thought some curious individual had fiddled with it and pulled the bottles
out and didn't push them all the way back in.  i know that the had been
seated properly because no one had rotated/changes solution since the
previous time it had been run.  now after reading your post, i begin to
wonder.  we'll certainly be watching for this phenomena in the future.
has sukura tried replacing the bottles or adjusting the pump (perhaps the
force with which it is blowing out the lines is too much)?
please keep us posted.

Carrie Kyle-Byrne, BHS, HT(ASCP)
Assoc. Research Scientist II
Molecular Target Research

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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 8:04 AM
Subject: RE: Hiccups with VIP5

> We recently (few months) bought a VIP Mk5. It is no longer considered fit
to use, as the seals on the bottles are variable in tightness and now, three
different ones have been spat out from their docking position when the
bottle is being refilled from the chamber. The fix of foam plastic padding
and bricks suggested by Sakura does not satisfy.
> Anyone else had this problem?
> Terry L Marshall B.A.(Law), M.B.Ch.B., F.R.C.Path
> Consultant Histopathologist
> Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire

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