Problems with your OEC 9600's SRAM card and SRAM backup battery can leave your C-arm stalled at boot-up and stricken with the dreaded "Checksum" error- or worse yet: the never-ending rotating "arrows". When this happens, people want to find a solution that is both inexpensive and readily and quickly available- and we certainly don't blame them.
As an independent provider of imaging equipment parts and service, we're well aware that after-market, third-party, or non-standard parts can frequently offer comparable performance to their OEM-standard counterparts at a more affordable price point. In some cases, however, as Marvin Gaye once sang, there "ain't nothing like the real thing." In response to the title question, which we were asked recently, we'd like to clarify how this plays out in the case of the OEC 9600 SRAM card.