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Damage to Strain relief

So, you’ve been told that your strain relief requires work. But is it really important? If you have been recommended to repair the strain relief on your probe, it is because we have noticed that it has started to degrade. This usually involves the strain relief starting to separate from the connector or probe head, … Read more

Stiff Latches

So, you’ve been told that your latch needs work, but if it’s not affecting your imaging does it really matter?   The latch on your connector is important because it is connected to the locking mechanism. If it is not functioning correctly, the connector can be loose in the machine socket which can result in … Read more

Cable Damage

So, you’ve gotten your evaluation report back only to notice that we have indicated cable damage. But does this really matter? If you have been recommended to repair the cable on your probe, it is because we are concerned about its functionality. A damaged cable is one of the most common issues we see here … Read more

Pin Damage in Connector

So, you’ve been told that your need to repair the pins on your connector. But what does this mean? And does it really matter?   The pins on your connector enable your transducer to communicate with the machine it is connected to by transmitting signals. If your evaluation report has come back indicating pin damage, … Read more

GE RIC5-9 with deteriorated bladder

What you are seeing is a standard GE RIC5-9 Transvaginal probe. Over time, the main bladder has decayed, leaking coupling fluid throughout the device and severely discoloured it’s usually clear appearance. Notice also the green ‘mould-like’ substance – copper oxide which has built up in the crevices of the probe due to corrosion. If this … Read more