Presumably you have already gone through the various routines for checking the
position of the autosampler - tray, vials, injector, etc?
Otherwise, all of my bent needles have happened because the injector nut on the
Trace GC injector has been too tight!
If you've checked the position of the needle, I guess I'm not much help...
Quoting "David B. Ebenstein" <[log in to unmask]>:
> Hi All,
> I've recently become responsible for a Finnigan Delta Plus with a CTC A200S
> autosampler. The autosampler has started occasionally bending needles by
> missing the mark on sample vials. Does anyone on the List have any
> disassembling the syringe carrier? I think our problem is due to dirt in the
> linear bearings and I'd like to remove and examine/clean/replace them. Any
> advice regarding this problem would be welcome.
> David Ebenstein
> University of Vermont
> Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Facility
> General Clinical Research Center
> MCHV Campus Baird 7
> Burlington, VT 05401
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