34 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Inspecting the Cables and Cords
Examine all system cables, the power plug and cord for damage. Make sure that the prongs of the
plug do not move in the casing. If damaged, replace it with an appropriate Philips power cord.
Inspect the Measurement Link cable and ensure that it makes good connection with the MMS and
the FMS. Make sure that there are no breaks in the insulation.
Inspect the cable connecting the MMS to the monitor. Make sure the connectors are properly
Inspect the patient cables, leads and their strain reliefs for general condition. Make sure there are
no breaks in the insulation. Make sure that the connectors are properly engaged at each end to
prevent rotation or other strain.
Apply the transducer or electrodes to the patient, and with the monitor switched on, flex the
patient cables near each end to make sure that there are no intermittent faults.
Maintenance Task and Test Schedule
The following tasks are for Philips-qualified service professionals only. All maintenance tasks and
performance tests are documented in detail in the service documentation supplied on the monitor
Ensure that these tasks are carried out as indicated by the monitor's maintenance schedule, or as
specified by local laws. Contact a Philips-qualified service provider if your monitor needs a safety or
performance test. Clean and disinfect equipment to decontaminate it before testing or maintaining it.
Maintenance and Test Schedule
Safety checks. Selected tests on the
basis of IEC 60601-1
Check ECG synchronization of the
monitor and defibrillator (only if
hospital protocol requires use of
monitor during defibrillation)
(integrated displays only)
Multi-measurement Module and Module Tests
Performance assurance for all
measurements not listed below.
Multi-measurement Module and Module Maintenance
Microstream CO2 calibration and
Mainstream and sidestream CO2
calibration check (M3014A)
At least once every two years, or as needed, after any repairs
where the power supply is removed or replaced, or if the
monitor has been dropped.
At least once every two years, or as needed.
25,000 - 30,000 hours (about three years) of continuous
usage, or as needed.
At least once every two years, or if you suspect the
measurement values are incorrect.
At least once every two years, or as specified by local laws.
At least once a year or after 4000 operating hours.
At least once a year, or if you suspect the measurement
values are incorrect.