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Type 1 Keya smart meter

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by joshluck, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. joshluck

    joshluck Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So... I have just used 10 strips with error 6 coming up each time, it's not the first time but 10 strips down has really ****** me of. What's going on?
     
  2. Deleted Account

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    I don't have a Keya meter and can't find the manuals online to work out what error code 6 indicates.
    However, the last time my meter kept giving errors was when it was too cold. At the time I noticed, it could also error if it was too hot. So I wonder if this is your problem - has your meter been sitting in direct sunlight, for example?
     
  3. joshluck

    joshluck Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I keep it in a bag, out the way of everything, so it's not been in direct sun light. Could it be my blood, my blood is just running down my finger, it's not very thick for lack of a better term?
     
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    Dairygrade Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This may be a silly question but did you have an instruction book with the meter the error codes are usually at the back good luck with this?
     
  5. joshluck

    joshluck Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Error 6 says 'partial fill, please retest with another strip'
     
  6. Ann1982

    Ann1982 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try phoning the manufacturer it could be faulty strips. Do you have another meter to test with as an alternative?
     
  7. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    All strips (regardless of the manufacturer) will do the same @joshluck if insufficient blood is applied, just be sure to draw enough blood from your finger so that you don't get the error code, if not enough blood is coming out then set your lancing device on a higher setting.
     
  8. Deleted Account

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    Could be a problem that the capillary action that "sucks" your blood into the test strip is not working.
    Weirdly, I experienced something similar when my battery was running low.
    Although, I also find when my fingers are wet and the blood is "thinner" it also does not "suck" so well.
     
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