Upgrade Your cobas® Liat PCR System Software from Version 3.3.2 to 3.4
If you are running version 3.3.2, then you should update to version 3.4.0 as soon as possible. This page will walk you through the necessary steps to download, install and register the system software version 3.4.0 update on your Liat. Please note that your Liat must be on software version 3.3.2 in order to upgrade to version 3.4.0. If your Liat is running an older software version, the 3.4.0 upgrade will fail.
Prior to updating your Liat, you may wish to discuss this system software update with your facility's IT Department; especially if your Liats are connected to middleware and/or an LIS.
Your USB flash drive must meet these requirements:
USB Allocation Size
USB 2.0 compatible minimum
*The USB should be formatted prior to copying the update package onto it. Please confirm your USB is empty prior to formatting.
To format your USB flash drive:
Connect your USB flash drive to the computer.
Right click on your USB flash drive icon and select Format.
Under File system, select FAT32.
Only use script packages that were delivered by a Roche trusted contact such as this website or your Roche Service Network professional
Ensure your computer system has up-to-date malware protection installed before downloading the software from any digital source and putting it on a USB.
Use this USB flash drive only for installing the script on a cobas® Liat® . It should be used for no other purpose.
Do not try to open the items on the USB flash drive (e.g., using a computer).
You may use a pin-lockable USB flash drive if additional security is required.
Right Click the Update Package link below and save to your preferred location (Do NOT save this file to your USB). For Internet Explorer, right click and select Save Target As… For other browsers select Save Link As…
Once the download is complete, double click CobasLiat_3.4 For SW v3.3.2.zip to open.
Select all 3 files, and copy to your USB flash drive.
Verify all 3 files are located on your USB flash drive.
Note: The update package must be in the root directory of the USB flash drive (exactly as shown in the image below) in order for the software to install correctly on an analyzer.
Log into your LIAT as an ADMIN user.
From the Main screen, insert your prepared USB flash drive at the rear of the analyzer.
A message dialog box will automatically open after the drive is inserted. Follow the on screen prompts for software installation..
Follow the dialog box: Remove the USB flash drive. Wait 5 seconds. Then choose Close.
When a message is displayed that the analyzer can be updated, choose the Update button. The time needed for the software update depends on factors such as the analyzer’s age and/or the amount of data stored. It is expected that the software update process will take at least 35 minutes.
Restart the analyzer when prompted.
Log on to the analyzer.
After installing the new software update, activation is required by the user. The new software must be registered through activation within 30 days. You can use the unregistered software during the 30-day registration period. However, once this period has expired, the analyzer is locked for testing until the activation has been completed. To register your update, follow the steps below.
Obtain your registration code from the LIAT.
If a message is displayed, choose the Activate button.
From the message dialog box, note the registration code.
If no message is displayed, from the Main screen, choose Settings > System information.
From the System information screen, note the registration code.
Follow the link below to obtain your activation code.