Had a FlexNExT implated around 2 months ago.
Was working fine even the day it had been implanted.
Today, looks like there’s some liquid above the implant and, when trying to read it, it just blinks once and it doesn’t read. Tried reading with mi Mi 9 and Samsung A71, which I`ve always used with no issues.
Maybe it’s because of the liquid. Btw, this liquid appears every other day, guess it’s a natural healing process. Just a bit nervous as I never had problems with reading before.
No amount of fluid should prevent it from reading.
Do you mean to say all 3 LEDs blink once and then stay off? That’s mighty weird: whether or not the bullseye is dead, the LEDs should either stay on solid, or blink rapidly, or blink slowly depending on your particular reader / cellphone.
Where did you implant it btw?
Also, do you notice any redness, unusual amount of fluid, pain or something different from usual?
Nevermind the error. It was just to see if the phone coupled with the card and switched to continuous active reading at full power.
Well, it looks to me like the bullseye has gone open circuit, and the reason why you see a single blink is because the cellphone “sees” the smaller load of the blinkies (which have their own smaller antennae) and tries to get a read, but can’t, so it goes quiet. If the bullseye coupled and responded, the cellphone would do what you observed with the credit card.
The reason I asked you if it blinked again after a few seconds is because the phone should retry to select something in the field actively. I’m surprised that it doesn’t, but maybe your phone has one of those chips that puts out weak probe pulses to detect things coming in and out of the field.
In any case, I’m fairly sure the bullseye has gone dead, sadly. Maybe someone on the forum can shed more light, but personally I can’t think of any other explanation that fits the symptoms you describe.
The only case where fluid would be an issue is if the DT bio coating had failed and your bodily fluids had leaked in. That could cause failure too, but it would likely cause a reaction in your body - which is why I asked you if you had noticed any redness or other adverse body reaction.
Fluid buildup shouldn’t be an issue for the flexNExT: that thing easily reads through 1 1/2 inches of flesh. You’d have to have a massive edema the thickness of a wrist for the implant to stop registering if it still worked.
My suggestion is, wait a bit to see what helpful information other forum dwellers can contribute, and then hit the help button on the DT website.
My pleasure. I hate to be the bearer of bad news though. So hopefully I’m wrong and it’ll start working again soon - or you have something messed up in both your cellphones, which admittedly sounds unlikely.
Oh, there is another thing you can try to confirm if one of the connections has failed: try pressing gently on several spots around the implant as you scan it. If one of the crossover bridge’s connections has gone flaky, you might reconnect it temporarily by pressing on it. Have you kept track of the implant’s orientation?