OK, here are the photos.
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Στις Πέμ, 3 Ιαν 2019 στις 6:42 μ.μ., ο/η Ioannis Baziotis <[log in to unmask]> έγραψε:
Here is a set of consecutive photos (starting from low mag X40).  As you see, part of the image (at left) is dark (the same occurs both in SE and BSE). Also, toward higher mag, the image becomes "blurry" (or something like that). 
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Στις Πέμ, 3 Ιαν 2019 στις 6:35 μ.μ., ο/η William J Mushock <[log in to unmask]> έγραψε:
Could you provide a picture or video of what you describe as internal reflections? And, are you convinced this is the result
of the same issue? Confession: In a former life I was a field service rep for JEOL and had a lot of experience on the 8900s.
I think it would be a big help to see what you are describing.

Bill

On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 10:01 AM Collins, Keith W. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Unfortunately, It may be time to schedule a service visit from JEOL.

 

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We have cleaned and reseat all pc boards. Checked all the fuses at the front and back of the control unit but nothing changed. Any other ideas to test?

 

Στις Παρ, 28 Δεκ 2018, 21:30 ο χρήστης Collins, Keith W. <[log in to unmask]> έγραψε:

You can generally visually look at the fuse and see if the wire has burned out (magnifying glass helps) or use a volt ohm meter to test,.  IF the fuse is bad you replace it with the same rated fuse.  Fuses may be located in a block of fuses, on the circuit board or in a fuse holder in a wire (usually a twist to open).   Fuses should be marked on the wiring diagram.   I would suggest a service call.

 

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Ok. 

1) how do you check them?

2) how do you replace them?

 

Στις Παρ, 28 Δεκ 2018, 20:37 ο χρήστης Collins, Keith W. <[log in to unmask]> έγραψε:

Also check fuses a blown fuse to the scan coils can result in half an image.

 

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Great...i`ll try it. so, which PC boards you exactly mean? The one seeting at the front part of the control unit, or at the back, too?

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Στις Παρ, 28 Δεκ 2018 στις 5:56 μ.μ., ο/η William J Mushock <[log in to unmask]> έγραψε:

Ioannis,

 

Turn off console power, remove the lower front cover and try re-seating the PC boards. Sounds like you may have developed

a bad contact (oxidation) on the edge connector of one of the boards.

 

 

On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 8:25 AM Ioannis Baziotis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dear Colleagues,

I have noticed the following problem on my JEOL JXA-8900 Superprobe.
At the lowest magnification (40X), the 30% of the screen (left part) is black (either under SE or BSE). Please note, that under OM (reflected light) the image looks perfect. Also, at higher mag the horizontal movement (when inspecting a sample) is like having internal reflections. The filament has been replaced very recently, however, i had the same problem still occurring since the last week with the previous filament. Also, at higher mag (from 950X to 1000X and 9500X to 10000X) there is a considerable shift on horizontal axis. I tried the objective lense aperture (X and Y) however, nothing changed. Any idea for the problem and how can i fix it?

All the best.

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