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Autostar hand Controller language problem

This scope bought in Spain so everything was in Spanish. No probs with handbook, just downloaded english one . HOWEVER, the Autostar hand controller is the real problem. It´s all in Spanish and I haven´t a clue as to how to change it to Englsh. As a result I am unable to progress with using the telescope correctly. Any help really appreciated

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Do a firmware update using version 43Eg -- using the Autostar update software. Bet it goes back to English!

http://www.meade.com/support/downloads.html

Posted on May 17, 2009

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