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Common defects of old microscopes

Found in: Buying Advice, Maintenance | Date: April 30, 2010 |

During the past couple of years I’ve seen numerous microscopes that were is a desolate condition. Here are some of the problems that I observed. It may pay off to consider these problems when shopping for a used microscope.

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Dirty microscope objective: Its effect on image quality

Found in: Maintenance | Date: January 7, 2010 |

A dirty microscope objective significantly reduces the resolution.

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Changing the Lamp

Found in: Maintenance | Date: December 20, 2008 |

This article explains how the lamp of a microscope is exchanged. It may not apply to all microscope types.

Cleaning the Microscope

Found in: Maintenance | Date: December 20, 2008 |

What are some of the things to look out for when cleaning the microscope? What solvents should or should not be used? This article gives an overview.

Common Beginners’ Mistakes

Found in: Microscopy Basics, Techniques | Date: December 15, 2008 |

The following section outlines some of the common beginners’ mistakes when operating a microscope. Teachers are advised to instruct their students appropriately, proper microscope technique will not only enhance the image quality but will also lengthen the life-span of the microscopes.

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