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Tecan/IAPS power cycle instructions and frequency recommendations
Why Is it Important to Power Cycle the Tecan/Infinium Automated Pipetting System (IAPS)?
Illumina recommends power cycling the Tecan/IAPS once per day at a minimum.
- This helps alleviate pressure on the computer’s RAM, which can get full from running scripts all day.
- Power cycles allow the memory to unload and reduce the likelihood of the computer freezing, which can cause the instrument to stop in the middle of runs.
- In order to properly power cycle the Tecan/IAPS, the computer must be completely turned off and allowed to sit, not just restarted.
- Power cycle the water circulator with the computer each time to reduce communication issues.
Step by Step Instructions for Tecan/IAPS Power Cycle
- 1.Turn off the water circulator using the switch on the back of the circulator control panel.
- 2.Turn off the Tecan/IAPS instrument.
- 3.Shut down the computer using the Windows Start menu and wait for at least 2 minutes.
- 4.Restart the computer and allow it to fully boot into the desktop.
- 5.Turn on the water circulator using the switch. The water circulator will display an hourglass while it is booting.
- 6.After the "Standby" message appears on the water circulator control panel, turn on the Tecan/IAPS instrument and launch the Illumina Automation Control (IAC) software.
- 7.Select Yes to initialize the robot.
- 8.Activate the water circulator through the IAC software to verify a connection to the computer.
- 1.Select Robot QC Tasks*.*
- 2.Select Circulator Manager.
- 3.Use the drop-down menu to select Activate.
- 4.Select Execute.
- 9.Confirm the circulator is connected to the computer. Use the drop-down menu to select Standby, then select Execute when ready to use.
See the following pages for additional information.
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