Re: Andor ALC - possible AOTF issue. And some Prior nanoscanz problems -- and Andor Camera question

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Re: Andor ALC - possible AOTF issue. And some Prior nanoscanz problems -- and Andor Camera question

Hoover, Karl
Hi Pedro,

Some questions, answers to which should help us solve the problems, follow:

Does your ALC have the multi-port option?  I tested on a unit with that option as follows: I configured the ALC as the "Default shutter" in the Hardware Configuration Wizard. Then I set the laser intensities in the property browser or through a script, and the multi-port setting to A or B or C. Subsequent operation of the Open / Close button on the MM mainframe operated the ALC.

When you attempt to turn on the lasers, what in the status of the LED lamps on the front of the ALC?

Finally,  is the problem with the missing sliders reproducible or perhaps sometimes when you restart the software, all the sliders are there??

As for the temperature, what's implemented in the Andor camera device adapter 'looks' correct. The temperature read back from the camera will indeed differ a little bit from the set-point.

Best Regards,
Karl Hoover




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Subject: Re: [micro-manager-general] Andor ALC - possible AOTF issue. And some Prior nanoscanz problems

Hello Paul and Karl,

Thanks for your replies.

Paul: I'm installing uManager on the Andor provided iQ workstation so all drivers are properly setup (at least everything works with Andor iQ).

Karl: Thanks for the tip, but turning it off didn't do anything apparently. The stage device works well, however, and I'm grateful (I hadn't noticed that device adapter the other day). There are two complaints: the stage device and the 488 laser show as input boxes instead of sliders. Which is annoying.
As for "all the fancy embellishments such as naming the different lasers by their integer Wavelength", they're nice, but I'm afraid it could get users complacent.

Worriyngly, I've just noticed that the camera temperature isn't set right with uManager. It's an Andor iXon+ and it steadies at 68 instead of the set 70. changing to 71 or 72 doesn't help. Sorry to add more questions, but any hint of what might be wrong?

Thanks again for the help,
Pedro

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