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 **Note: the terms left and right refer to the sides of the microscope as viewed from the front.** **Note: the terms left and right refer to the sides of the microscope as viewed from the front.**
  
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 As shown in the above photos remove the rubber boot off of the left focus knob to expose the small slotted nut.  Use the screwdriver to remove this nut, and then pull the knob straight off as shown. ​ Do not twist the knob while removing it; insure that you pull the knob straight off, as there are small plastic alignment tabs on it that can be easily damaged by twisting the knob. As shown in the above photos remove the rubber boot off of the left focus knob to expose the small slotted nut.  Use the screwdriver to remove this nut, and then pull the knob straight off as shown. ​ Do not twist the knob while removing it; insure that you pull the knob straight off, as there are small plastic alignment tabs on it that can be easily damaged by twisting the knob.
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 Locate the motor drive, and the back plate.  ​ Locate the motor drive, and the back plate.  ​
  
-[{{ :​documentation:​opti_4.png?​direct&​300 |Base plate}}]+[{{ opti_4.png?​direct&​300 |Base plate}}]
  
-[{{ :​documentation:​opti_5.png?​direct&​300 |Drive Assembly}}] ​          ​  ​+[{{ opti_5.png?​direct&​300 |Drive Assembly}}] ​          ​  ​
  
 In this step we will install the ASI base Plate and motor drive assembly as a unit. The ASI base Plate will be installed and clamped to the back of the microscope as shown only after the motor drive is clamped onto the fine focus shaft of the microscope. Before installing the base Plate and drive assembly loosen but do not remove the horizontal and vertical adjustment screws. When these screws are loosened the motor drive should move freely about in the horizontal and vertical adjustment axis. In this step we will install the ASI base Plate and motor drive assembly as a unit. The ASI base Plate will be installed and clamped to the back of the microscope as shown only after the motor drive is clamped onto the fine focus shaft of the microscope. Before installing the base Plate and drive assembly loosen but do not remove the horizontal and vertical adjustment screws. When these screws are loosened the motor drive should move freely about in the horizontal and vertical adjustment axis.
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 Alternatively the drive and the back plate can be installed separately. ​ In this installation the drive is removed from the back plate by removing the horizontal adjustment screw. Alternatively the drive and the back plate can be installed separately. ​ In this installation the drive is removed from the back plate by removing the horizontal adjustment screw.
  
-[{{ :​documentation:​opti_6.png?​direct&​300 |Horizontal adjustment screw}}]+[{{ opti_6.png?​direct&​300 |Horizontal adjustment screw}}]
  
-[{{ :​documentation:​opti_7.png?​direct&​300 |Vertical adjustment screws}}]  +[{{ opti_7.png?​direct&​300 |Vertical adjustment screws}}]  
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 ===== Installing the Drive ===== ===== Installing the Drive =====
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 Press the drive onto the microscope until the side of the back plate assembly slides against the side of the microscope, or if installing the drive and back plate separately: push the drive on until the tab on the adjustment bar seats into the grove on the back plate. ​  While holding the drive in place with one hand  slide the tab that is extending from the drive clamp into one of the slots on the bass piece that is located on the microscope shaft. Hold this in place and use the 7/64 inch hex wrench to securely tighten the clamp. ​ N**ote The Clamp Must Be Securely Tightened or the drive and clutch may slip.** Press the drive onto the microscope until the side of the back plate assembly slides against the side of the microscope, or if installing the drive and back plate separately: push the drive on until the tab on the adjustment bar seats into the grove on the back plate. ​  While holding the drive in place with one hand  slide the tab that is extending from the drive clamp into one of the slots on the bass piece that is located on the microscope shaft. Hold this in place and use the 7/64 inch hex wrench to securely tighten the clamp. ​ N**ote The Clamp Must Be Securely Tightened or the drive and clutch may slip.**
  
-[{{ :​documentation:​opti_8.png?​direct&​300 |Slide ASI drive over fine focus shaft}}]+[{{ opti_8.png?​direct&​300 |Slide ASI drive over fine focus shaft}}]
  
-[{{ :​documentation:​opti_9.png?​direct&​300 |Slide tab into slot on brass piece}}]+[{{ opti_9.png?​direct&​300 |Slide tab into slot on brass piece}}]
  
-[{{ :​documentation:​opti_10.png?​direct&​300 | Securely Tighten Clamp }}]+[{{ opti_10.png?​direct&​300 | Securely Tighten Clamp }}]
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 ===== Aligning the drive ===== ===== Aligning the drive =====
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 After installing & securing the drive to the focus shaft of the microscope the back plate can be positioned and secured. ​ Position the back plate to a point midway along the slots for the two vertical adjustment screws and secure it in place by tightening the set screw to depress the clamp on side of the microscope. After installing & securing the drive to the focus shaft of the microscope the back plate can be positioned and secured. ​ Position the back plate to a point midway along the slots for the two vertical adjustment screws and secure it in place by tightening the set screw to depress the clamp on side of the microscope.
  
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-[{{ :​documentation:​opti_12.png?​direct&​300 |Use the 5/64” Allen Wrench to tighten the +[{{ opti_12.png?​direct&​300 |Use the 5/64” Allen Wrench to tighten the 
 Base plate clamp at a point where the vertical adjustment screws are midway in the slots Base plate clamp at a point where the vertical adjustment screws are midway in the slots
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 After securing the back plate check for proper drive alignment be rotating the right fine focus knob. The drive is usually self aligning and when properly aligned no drag is felt, other then that caused by the gears, while rotating the fine focus knob. When the dive is in a position of proper alignment use the 7/64 Allen wrench to tighten the horizontal, and vertical adjustment screws at the position where minimum drag is felt.  After securing the back plate check for proper drive alignment be rotating the right fine focus knob. The drive is usually self aligning and when properly aligned no drag is felt, other then that caused by the gears, while rotating the fine focus knob. When the dive is in a position of proper alignment use the 7/64 Allen wrench to tighten the horizontal, and vertical adjustment screws at the position where minimum drag is felt. 
  
-[{{ :​documentation:​opti_13.png?​direct&​300 |Tighten horizontal adjustment screw after checking the alignment of the drive }}]+[{{ opti_13.png?​direct&​300 |Tighten horizontal adjustment screw after checking the alignment of the drive }}]
  
 Recheck for minimum drag on the fine focus shaft by turning the right fine focus knob.  If there is any drag felt at any particular point while rotating the right fine focus knob repeat the alignment procedure by loosening the  horizontal, and vertical adjustment screws and repositioning the drive. ​ The drive is usually self aligning , and if realignment is necessary loosen the horizontal, and z vertical adjustment screws and move the drive so that is slides into its natural position and then tighten the two adjustment screws with the 5/32 allen wrench.  ​ Recheck for minimum drag on the fine focus shaft by turning the right fine focus knob.  If there is any drag felt at any particular point while rotating the right fine focus knob repeat the alignment procedure by loosening the  horizontal, and vertical adjustment screws and repositioning the drive. ​ The drive is usually self aligning , and if realignment is necessary loosen the horizontal, and z vertical adjustment screws and move the drive so that is slides into its natural position and then tighten the two adjustment screws with the 5/32 allen wrench.  ​
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 ===== Step 6 - Installing the cover & left fine focus knob ===== ===== Step 6 - Installing the cover & left fine focus knob =====
  
-[{{ :​documentation:​opti_14.png?​direct&​300 |Drive cover and knob installed}}]+[{{ opti_14.png?​direct&​300 |Drive cover and knob installed}}]
  
-[{{ :​documentation:​opti_15.png?​direct&​300 |Note the tabs on the inside of the plastic knob mate with the slots on the brass piece}}] ​          +[{{ opti_15.png?​direct&​300 |Note the tabs on the inside of the plastic knob mate with the slots on the brass piece}}] ​          
  
 Use the 1/16" Allen wrench move the two screws from the edges of the drive assembly. Locate the ASI cover plate. Place it in position over the motor drive assembly and secure it with the screws just removed. Locate the original focus knob that was removed, and slide the focus knob over the protruding end of the drive shaft. Please Note the tabs on the inside of the plastic knob mate with the slots on the brass piece. Use the original slotted nut to secure the knob in place. Install the rubber boot over the knob. Use the 1/16" Allen wrench move the two screws from the edges of the drive assembly. Locate the ASI cover plate. Place it in position over the motor drive assembly and secure it with the screws just removed. Locate the original focus knob that was removed, and slide the focus knob over the protruding end of the drive shaft. Please Note the tabs on the inside of the plastic knob mate with the slots on the brass piece. Use the original slotted nut to secure the knob in place. Install the rubber boot over the knob.
  
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