Need a reference manual for swift nine fifty microscope
Just bought this for my child... I can't find a reference manual online
anywhere. Are you able to inform me of where I can download one for
free.... or purchase one somewhere?
I need to find out how to clean this as well.
Thanks in advance!!
Re: need a reference manual for swift nine fifty...
Swift microscopes, as far as i know, don't readily come with a users manual like one would find for a standard home device. Nine fifties are of the simplest microscopes around, any guide to microscopy will do as a user's manual. As for repairs, anyone that is mechanically inclined and with the right tools (allen hex keys, screwdrivers, pliers, lubricant) will be able to fix one after a few minutes of tinkering with it. Don't panic.
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Yes, or providing they still make it. The monoc head is just held on with a thumb screw, and you can usually buy just the binocular head itself. You will most likely have to get the part through one of Swift Optical Instruments many distributors or dealers, but if you call Swift directly they will be able to direct you in the right direction: (877) 967-9438
Sometimes the eyepiece tubes get out of alignment.
To check for this, look through the microscope. As you are looking through the scope hold the eyepiece tubes and see slightly "flexing" these tubes with your hands has an affect on the image. If your head is the problem you will be able to flex the tubes until the image is clear. You won't need alot of force. Do not use enough force to bend or break the weak metal.
If this works your eyetubes and or head are misaligned.
Unfortunately, once a head has been misaligned like this it is not practically repairable.
Carolina Biological sells swift and carries parts for them. If this is not it, http://www.carolina.com/product/swift+upper+illuminator+lamp+m28hfz10.do?keyword=swift&sortby=bestMatches try calling them up and ask them if they have the part.
I seem unable to get a user or service manual online, however at a guess I would think that the retaining mechanism is inside the "head" of this beastie, so in order to access you would need to undo the screw that retains the viewing piece, this should give you access to the internals, however you have to be vary carefull that you do not contaminate the microscope.
it may be easier to send it to be "cleaned" and hopefully when it returns it will have been tightened up.