What Do My Bioprinter’s Lights Mean?

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Your Allevi 1 and Allevi 3 bioprinters come with a bright stage light for improved viewing, but different colors can also indicate the status of your bioprinter and help you troubleshoot various issues. So what exactly do your bioprinter’s lights mean? Here’s everything you need to know!

Bioprinter's Lights yellow meaning

Yellow

  • If you just powered on your bioprinter, yellow lights indicate it is currently booting. These lights should turn off after 30-60 seconds.
  • Yellow lights can also indicate a software update. Depending on Internet speed, this could take up to 30 minutes.
  • Pausing a print will turn on yellow lights. They will turn off after resuming.
  • If an error caused your printer to crash, the lights will turn on. Powercycle your bioprinter to start again and contact the Allevi Support Team.
Bioprinter's Lights orange meaning

Orange

  • Your bioprinter is autocalibrating. The lights will turn off once it is done.
Bioprinter's Lights red meaning

Red

  • Your bioprinter was set to a pressure higher than the supplied pressure from the air compressor. Your bioprinter will stop trying to reach that set pressure.
    • Increase your air compressor’s supply pressure and try again.
    • Turn your stage light on and off to remove the red warning light.

We hope this guide helped you quickly troubleshoot any issues that you may have with your bioprinter. If you are still in need of assistance or have any questions – please contact a member of our support team by emailing [email protected]. Thank you!

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