As the daily use of a sensor puts wear and tear on the cable and connections, the image quality provided by a Schick sensor may begin to fade over time. Schick is relatively unique in the fact that they provide replaceable cabling for the vast majority of their sensor line up.
If you notice a loss of image quality over time, some things to ask yourself are:
- How old is the sensor?
- When was the wire last replaced?
- Are other Schick sensors showing the same image quality issues?
- Am I seeing the same image quality issues in other rooms with different x-ray tube heads?
If it is an older sensor with the original cable (or the same cable for longer than 12 months), other Schick sensors are not seeing the same image quality issues, and/or you are not seeing the same image quality issues in other rooms with other x-ray tube heads, then it may be time for a cable replacement.
Cable replacement kits can generally be purchased by the manufacturer, or by the OEM/Reseller from whom the sensor was originally purchased. Schick provides a video guide on how to replace the sensor cable on their Youtube Channel which you can view by clicking this direct link. Patterson Dental has a PDF guide available as well.