- Make sure the microscope is placed on a flat surface.
- For first time use prepare a slide with a mark made by marker crayon or a sharpie marker. You may use this mark to learn to focus the microscope.
Turn the revolving nosepiece to engage the 10X objective. Make sure that the revolving nosepiece stops with an audible click.
Lower the stage using the coarse adjustment and gently place a prepared slide on the stage in the specimen holder clips. The specimen holder clips are spring loaded and if forcibly released may break the slide.