Subject: Re: Problem(Sigh....) with the Raith
From: James Conway <>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 08:46:35 -0800

I should be able to get it back up if the FE-gun is still intact...

More at Noon.


Mark Topinka wrote:

> This is a major bummer.  James- how bad does it sound?  Are we out of 
> business indefinitely again?  -Mark
> At 11:18 PM 2/15/2003 -0800, arvind sundaramurthy wrote:
>> hi james,
>> I was working on the raith tonight. I logged in, set  'z', the 
>> voltage to 30 keV and aperture to 10 um. I then started working on my 
>> layout. An error "Error Number 519: EHT Set Extractor Trip" popped up 
>> on the SEM monitor. There was an error on the raith status report " 
>> Error reading IEEE 488". The stage did not respond to any movement of 
>> the joystick. I closed all programs on the raith and the SEM column 
>> program & then tried to log back on. But raith gave me the following 
>> error:"Error PZT control EDA2/3,piezo hardware not connected" when I 
>> opened it and then the message " Error reading IEEE 488" was found on 
>> the status report.
>> I tried unloading my sample and it wouldn't let me do it. I think it 
>> is down till you get to see whats happening with it. I hope its 
>> something that's fixable at the earliest.
>> arvind