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Dec. 13, 2022
A quality electronic microscope is an indispensable tool for any professional who repairs smartphones, tablets, laptops, or other devices. Many internal components are too small to detect malfunctions with the naked eye. As a microscope is a relatively expensive piece of equipment, it deserves proper care. Which things should you take care of?
Although at first glance a USB digital microscope or a PC microscope may seem like a maintenance-free device, the opposite is true. If you don't pay any attention to it, after a few weeks or months of use it may not be able to function as well as it did when it was new. To make sure it doesn't lose any of its original features, follow these basic rules.
The heart of the microscope is its objectives, or in the case of modern versions, its cameras. Proper storage is important to ensure that they can provide crystal clear images. If the microscope is left somewhere on a table for a long time, dust will start to accumulate on it, along with other contaminants. These gradually get into the moving mechanisms, but also into the objectives themselves. As a result, the image quality deteriorates, and handling becomes more difficult.
When you have finished your work, put the microscope in a cabinet, or cover it with a sheet to prevent dirt from settling on it.
As the USB digital microscope is a very delicate and sensitive device, please read the instructions before use. If you systematically handle it incorrectly, after a few months the component may wear out prematurely and stop working. You will not avoid unnecessarily expensive repairs. A simple rule applies. You should not do anything by force. Microscopes are made to be handled with ease.
When carrying the microscope, hold it by the base of its metal structure, never by the objectives or the moving mechanisms. They could be easily damaged. Keep in mind that even a small misalignment in a component can significantly disrupt the overall functionality of the microscope.
Beware of contact between lenses and objects—make sure that when moving the lenses and focusing, you do not bump the protective glass of the lens against the object you are viewing. This can cause scratches that will negatively affect your work.
Regular cleaning is essential, whether you have a conventional microscope or a USB digital one. All you need is a clean, lint-free cloth. Use it to go over the entire structure first and then the lenses. As long as you take good care of your microscope, there should be no hard-to-remove dried-on dirt, just dust that can be easily wiped off. Never use cloths or wipes with rough surfaces to clean the objectives, as they could easily scratch them.
Like the lenses, the microscope camera also deserves attention. Clean it regularly to ensure that it gives the best possible image quality. Lubricate the sliding mechanisms if necessary to make them easier to move.
If your microscope is too old and no longer does its job, consider replacing it with a new one. Current models feature advanced technology that will make your job much easier. In addition to excellent resolution and the ability to easily connect to a computer, they also offer powerful, long-lasting LED lights. We also sell microscopes. In our range of microscopes, you will find high-quality models that are designed specifically for electronics maintenance.
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