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Solve Erratic OEC 9900 Lift Movements with These Two Parts

Posted by Brittany Whelan

Sep 29, 2017 8:38:00 AM

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OEC 9900 Vertical Lift Problems.jpgAre you standing in front of an OEC 9900 C-arm whose central column moves up... when no one is pushing the button? Before you call the Ghostbusters or start searching the building for David Blaine, there are two components our service team has identified time and again as the culprits behind this kind of problem. We'll identify the two parts whose failure can lead to erratic C-arm column movement below, with their part numbers, as well as share what you might expect to pay to get replacements on their way to your site.

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Failed Components that Cause Column Lift Problems

In the course of providing service and equipment refurbishment to thousands of C-arm systems, our engineers have come across just about every conceivable issue, error, and failure imaginable- including erratic, "phantom" movements of the central column. When this happens, the problem is usually fixed by replacing one (or both) of the components pictured below. These parts are widely available on the secondary market. The prices listed here are current averages among third-party parts suppliers.

Cable Lift Center, 00-879401-01: $75 - $125

Vertical Lift Column Power Supply, 00-901177-01: $500 - $600

Requesting Service

Unfortunately, unlike some simpler repairs, the replacement of these parts is not a procedure we recommend anyone try unless they have C-arm service training. Fortunately, the popularity of OEC C-arms means qualified engineers are plentiful. In addition to supplying the parts you'll need, the Block Imaging Service Team can dispatch an engineer with parts in hand to confirm the diagnosis, perform the repair, and check your system over for any other issues that may have contributed to the column lift failure. Our time and materials service line can be reached at 877-733-7142.

The Takeaway

When your C-arm's vertical column seems to get a mind of its own, it's a safe bet that you'll be replacing the cable and power supply mentioned here. The good news is that you already know where you can get parts and about how much you'll spend to get them. To order these and other C-arm parts, or to contact service personnel to perform your repairs, use the buttons below to tell us how we can help.

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Written by Brittany Whelan

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Brittany Whelan is the Customer Relations Support Specialist at Block Imaging. When imaging equipment and service buyers need administrative support, Brittany is there to help. When she’s not making life easier for end users, Brittany enjoys boating, a cup of good coffee, and a nice, quiet library.

Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

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