- Aug 8, 2008
- Redondo Beach, CA
Similar to what happened to me before returning the machine to Roche...I left the newest chip.I bought 2 boxes of 24 strips in the spring. When I went to use the first batch, I got an error code of strips expired.
Checked chip and found I had left the chip for the old batch in. Looked for chip for the new batch I was trying to use and couldn’t find it. I was ticked off, kicked myself and tossed the new vial (intact) in a bathroom trash can. And then I opened the other new vial and ran a test.
Later that day, I found the box the other new vial came in — and found that chip. Hurriedly, I retrieved that batch’s vial from the trash (nothing else in t he trash liner). That chip matched the number on the vial.
I saved myself $130 or so.
What triggered this screwup was that when I got the first new vial, I ran a comparison check of a strip first, then used the last strip from the previous purchase. I failed to switch the chip after running the second test and left the old chip in.
Luckily, I had saved the small box the vial came in — instead of tossing it!
BTW, the exp date on both vials of the new chips is April 2021. The chips have sequential numbers, not identical ones.