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Maintenance; Inspecting The Equipment And Accessories; Inspecting The Cables And Cords - Philips FM20/30 Instructions For Use Manual

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Schedule: Failure on the part of the responsible individual hospital or institution employing the use of
this equipment to implement a satisfactory maintenance schedule may cause undue equipment failure
and possible health hazards.
In case of problems: If you discover a problem with any of the equipment, contact your service
personnel, Philips, or your authorized supplier.
Electric shock hazard: Do not open the monitor housing. Refer all servicing to qualified service

Inspecting the Equipment and Accessories

You should perform a visual inspection before each use, and in accordance with your hospital's
policy. With the monitor switched off:
Examine unit exteriors for cleanliness and general physical condition. Make sure that the housings
are not cracked or broken, that everything is present, that there are no spilled liquids that may have
entered the housing, and that there are no signs of abuse.
Inspect all accessories (transducers, sensors and cables, and so forth). Do not use a damaged
Switch the monitor on, and make sure the display is bright enough. If the brightness is not
adequate, contact your service personnel or your supplier.
Batteries Preventive Maintenance
For the FM20/30 with a battery option refer to "Using Batteries" on page 92.

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 power cord.
Inspect the 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.


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