Finally managed to get my Apex installed, about a month ago.
It healed up very nicely. Unfortunately I have never been able to get a read on the thing.
Also I didn’t test it before installation. Just kinda assumed it would be fine
No idea if it broke before or during install.
Due to the uuuh… legal complicatedness of implantations, where I live, there is no video.
Both my installer and myself agree that not having cameras present, during the procedure, is better for everyone involved.
Besides that, he was surprised, when I brought up the idea.
Did DT notify its installers about this bit of the Flex warranty?
I know you have been around a while (welcome back by the way) , and I know you what you are doing.
Fair assumption, All of mine have been fine also, xSeries in a needle can be a challenging read, but the sterilized packs I’ve ALWAYS played with/tested/ set up before installing.
You must have far better will power than me, just leaving it sitting there before installing
Thats a decent time to at least get a read.
I’ve had mine for quite a whlie now, and its not my easiest to get a read from, but it does work.
I’m assuming you have used your PM3 and phone with no luck.
What sort of phone do you have?
Are you trying through Fidesmo or a generic NFC app, TagInfo, NFC Tools etc?
What sort of tools were used for the install outside of needle or scalpel (if any)
I’ve only ever had one PCB flex fail previously, but it started as an intermittent fault. I think the chip seperated from the Board, (It’s still inside me, so I don’t know conclusively)
I could get a read when I put pressure on the chip, but eventually it just stopped working.
I’m not suggesting you put pressure on yours, but do wonder if you have tried everything else, if the same thing happend to you.
Although, the Apex Flex is newer than my one that failed, and the solder technique has been improved.
I have so far been a little neurotic about not touching the sterile pouch at all prior to installation. Had this one sitting untouched for almost a year. It did drive me a little mad tho
I used a KBR1, ACR122u and my Phone.
My Phone is one of those Nothing Phone (1) hipster things. It is able to read my XSIID and BeUno. Albeit reading them can be a bit of a challenge.
My preferred app for reading implants is NXP’s TagInfo.
I would like to take this opportunity to explain a German word.
The word is “Vorführeffekt”.
It describes a situation in which you are trying to demonstrate an issue to somebody else.
However, no matter how often you have been able to reproduce the issue beforehand, as soon as you try to demonstrate it, the issue disappears.
Using the ACR122u in the ideal orientation described above, I can get the UID of the Apex.
Thanks for the tip.
Maybe the healing time on this one is just gonna be longer, than I anticipated.
I mean, just imagine… this word is so old… So clearly it came from some situation where a guy was trying to show somebody else some sort of wooden cog that he handcrafted with his woodworking tools and been like, the little glockenspiel he tried to install it into just kept hiccuping and not working and he just like yelled out “gottverdammt vorführeffekt”!
This one is pretty well-known in Germany as well
But it has more of a fatalistic approach, I think, while the problem with the Vorführeffekt is that it will usually make you look like an idiot. Like “yeaaah, I did it the same way 100 times already, and no, it didn’t work” - “oh, try a 101st time, please…” - and it works. Sigh.
Or you get your car to the mechanic because it does some stupid things, and as soon as they look at it, it behaves like the best and most reliable car of all times.