Problem(Sigh....) with the Raith

Mark Topinka mtopinka at
Sat Feb 15 23:24:45 PST 2003

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 
>30Kev and aperture to 10um. 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.
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