EVOS® FL Cell Imaging System

Software Update
Important: If your current software revision number is lower than 6849 then update to version 8697 first. (See below for download link)

Release Notes, 1 NOV 2013

This software revision fixes a voltage spike generated while switching from brightfield to fluorescence modes in EVOS® FL and EVOS® FL Color systems. This spike could potentially damage light cubes made between March 2013 and October 25, 2013.

We encourage you to immediately download and install it to minimize risks of light cube failures.

This software update is the only action required to fix this issue. No hardware or electrical changes are required.

Should you have questions, please contact your Life Technologies Technical Service team by visiting www.LifeTechnologies.com or by calling your local office.

Download and review the Installation Instructions before updating your software.


Software Update REV 25566
Important Installation Instructions

  1. Insert fresh USB drive with at least 50MB available
  2. Right click “Download” link for Software Update
  3. Select “Save Link as”
    NOTE FOR IE USERS: If the file name reads .zip, change to .amg
  4. Select USB Drive and press save (File name should have .amg extension)
  5. Plug the USB stick into the data port on the lower right side of the EVOS® support arm.
  6. Click the Settings button to open the Settings dialog box, and then select the Service tab.
    Note: Changing settings in the Service tab will affect the instrument’s performance. If service beyond the software update is needed, contact Life Technologies.
  7. Click the Update button in the Service tab. A verification progress bar should appear. If a missing update notification pops up, be sure the USB with the update file is fully plugged in. Click OK and then click the Update button again.
  8. After file verification, an update permission dialog will pop up. Check the revision details and click Yes to start the update.
  9. The screen will display update progress. When the update is complete, the main EVOS® screen will reappear.

Download Installation Instructions

Software Update
Important: This update is required if your current software is lower than 6849

Release Notes, 30 JUN 2010
Various minor fixes.

Download Software Update REV 8697
Download Installation Instructions for REV 8697

Technical Documents

Download User Guide: 15 APR 13 For all EVOS® FL Cell Imaging System models, updated for latest software release.
Download Quick Start Guide: 15 APR 13 For all EVOS® FL Cell Imaging System models, updated for latest software release.