Help my Agera is not recognizing my port plate, invalid port plate.
Please go to Workspace menu/Diagnostics/Advanced Diagnostics, put the port plate on the Agera, then click "Port Plate" in advanced diagnostics, it will show the detected signal in data view at the right side of this dialog.
Here is the general list of port plates:
For all the standard 2''/1''/0.625'' port plates, the gloss detection is enabled.
LAV standard port plate : index 0001 Green-Red-Red
MAV standard port plate: index 0004 Red-Red-Green
SAV standard port plate: index 0002 Red-Green-Red
The port plate with gloss disabled (PP index 0003, 0005, 0006) can be detected correctly when Agera has
Essentials Rev1.01.0062 and above
and Firmware V188.8.131.52A and above.
Essentials and firmware version can be checked at Agera Essentials/About/Info.
If Agera has Essentials version lower than Rev1.01,0062, please download the latest Agera Essentials and upgrade.
If you need to use these special port plates (PP index 0003, 0005, 0006) while the Agera has the older firmware version, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org. In this case, the instrument needs to ship back to Service for firmware upgrade.
When a wrong port plate index is detected in Agera Essentials/Diagnostics/Advanced diagnsotics, please check the back side of the port plate to make sure that all the three dots are placed correctly and no scratches on them. Following is an picture of 2'' standard port plate, there are three dots, #1 white, #2 black, and #3 black.
If any of the white/black dots has become scratched or dirty it could cause a wrong port plate index detected. We are working on a new system using magnets instead of stickers to avoid damaged dots.
If these dots are placed correctly and not damaged while a wrong port plate index is still reported, it might be caused by bad dot detectors in Agera.