Question about Meade LX200GPS Telescope
My LX200GPS will now power up correctly. When I connect the AutoStar hand controller then power up the scope, one of 2 things will happen: the top row on the AS display turns to white boxes, almost like a progress bar) from left to right. When the line is full, everything just stops. The other thing that sometimes happens is the display just stays blank. The scope never moves. None of the buttons on the hand controller do anything. I tried connecting to an XP laptop via the serial cable adapter that came with my LPI and the left RS232 port, and the autostar software doesn't see the it.
Try doing either a garbage collect or a safe load-- and then reinstall the hand controller firmware--
Instructions-- depending on the type of controller
Autostar 495 or 497: You enter Safe Mode by holding the [enter] and
[scroll down] keys pressed when you power up the telescope. The
Autostar will say "Flash Load Ready"... now go start the ASU.
Autostar II: if you need to use Safe Mode to recover from a disaster,
turn on the telescope, and key 999 before it says "Initializing"
The Autostar will say "Flash Load Ready"... now go start the ASU.
LX200gps: BEFORE proceeding further, click on the OPTIONS item on the Top Bar.
Now click on "Garbage Collect Hbx" ... this will perform data cleanup
within the Autostar which will avoid potential mess-ups.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 12, 2013 | Optics
Mar 07, 2011 | Meade LX90 8 (500 x 203mm) Telescope
Feb 18, 2011 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Oct 24, 2010 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Aug 31, 2010 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Aug 08, 2010 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Jun 02, 2010 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Aug 09, 2009 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Jan 17, 2008 | Meade Autostar Suite Autostar Suite...
Aug 31, 2007 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Sep 14, 2017 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Oct 16, 2012 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
856 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: