problem with 733MHz Mac equipped Calibur

Carol Norris carol.norris at
Thu Jan 4 16:24:57 EST 2007

Hi Justin,

We have always had to start up our FACS Calibur BEFORE starting the  
Mac that runs it, otherwise they won't communicate.  We upgraded to a  
G4/533 MHz 2 years ago, but still have to start the cytometer first.  
We still start just the Mac if all someone wants is to use CellQuest  
for data analysis.


Carol E. Norris, Ph.D
Facility Scientist
Flow Cytometry/Confocal Microscopy Facility
Biotechnology/Bioservices Center
University of Connecticut Unit 3149
91 N. Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269-3149

Phone (860) 486-3080
Fax (860) 486-5005

-----Original Message-----
From: Fishbaugh, Justin [mailto:justin-fishbaugh at]
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 12:57 PM
To: cyto-inbox
Subject: problem with 733MHz Mac equipped Calibur


We have a FACS Calibur controlled by a 733MHz G4 Mac.  Once data is  
collected and the Mac is rebooted, the Mac will not reconnect with  
the instrument.  The only way to establish communication between the  
Calibur and Mac is to power them both down and bring them back up  
from a cold start.  I am trying to determine whether this is normal  
for Caliburs equipped with a 733MHz Mac.  I have conflicting  
information from BD and other labs on our campus that use Caliburs.   
The Mac is running OS 9.2, Cellquest 3.3, and BD Inits 3.4.2.

Thank you for any helpful information.


Justin Fishbaugh

Technical Director

Flow Cytometry Facility

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Iowa


Iowa City, IA  52242

(319) 335-8103 Tel

(319) 335-8049 Fax

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