Posts of the Category: Maintenance
How often should the microscope be sent in for maintenance?
The grease of the microscope gears might become solid with time. It is then time to send the microscope in for maintenance and re-lubrication.
How can I keep the microscope free of dust?
Dust disturbs the image quality. It is better to avoid dust than to deal with it afterwards.
What fluids should I use to clean objective and eyepieces?
Use only those cleaning fluids that are recommended. Ideally the optics should be cleaned as rarely as possible.
How often should I clean the optics of the microscope?
Clean the optics as little as possible, as often as absolutely necessary. Every cleaning session introduces the possibility of damaging the optical surfaces of eyepiece and objective. Small dust grains may scratch the surface of the optics.
What are some things that have to be maintained?
Microscopes generally do not require much maintenance. Keeping the microscope dust free is probably one of the most important maintenance tasks.