Well, another issue with my microscope

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Well, another issue with my microscope

Postby spadekevin » Jun 23 2018 12:40 pm


I've been noticing for a while now that when I go to a higher power objective and have to crank the condenser upward to get enough light, it will not stay where I put it. At first there is enough light, and then it slowly gets darker and darker until it's too dark, and then I have to crank the condenser back up because it slowly sinks back down, and sometimes not so slowly. It should not be doing this. I feel it should stay where I put it. This, together with the focusing slip makes it look like I got something of a lemon here. Has anyone else seen that behavior with their condenser? I'm thinking maybe I should have gone with Amscope.

Any help will be apprecited.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

http://www.microbehunter.com/microscopy ... php?t=5808

Thank you.
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Re: Well, another issue with my microscope

Postby mdfenko » Jun 25 2018 9:56 pm

i don't use microscopes routinely, so i may be completely wrong or you may have tried this already...

the condenser should have one or more screws attaching it to the microscope. one or more may be loose.
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