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2.2: Care of the Compound Light Microscope

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    1. Only lens paper should be used to clean the lenses
    2. Always carry the microscope by grasping the arm with one hand and supporting the base with the other
    3. Do not force anything on the microscope
    4. When finished working with the microscope:
      1. remove the slide
      2. rotate the nosepiece to scan
      3. turn the microscope off
      4. wrap the cord securely
      5. return to the cabinet