Manual

Start Protocol

  1. startup the computer
  2. switch on the microscope
  3. switch on the Leitz microscope controler
    - mak sure the LED next to the TV button is on.
    - make sure the 50% Vis 50% Camera prism is selected (otherwise Menu>6>Enter>1>Enter, then in the prism menu select the desired prism)
  4. switch on the fluorescence lamp if needed
  5. use the light source switch to select the illumination lamp
  6. switch on the Spot camera (switch at the back of the camera)
  7. run the Spot or VisiView Software (icons on the desktop or via start menu)

 

Back of the Leitz microscope control panel

Back of the Leitz microscope control panel

Lamp switches of the Leica DMRXA

Lamp switches of the Leica DMRXA

Lefthand side view of the Leica DMRXA.

Lefthand side view of the Leica DMRXA.

 

Shut Down Protocol

make sure you transferred your data on a server usb-stick or somewhere else than the microscopes computer (user data gets erased from the hard-disk regularly). 

If you or a colleague is going to use the microscope in the next 5-10 minutes, just log out of the computer and don’t turn anything off…
… otherwise:

  1. shut down the computer
  2. turn off the fluorescence lamp
  3. turn off the camera
  4. turn off  the Leitz microscope controller
  5. turn off the microscope