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Meade problems My Meade 8"Ls say it has a flash driver error, and I can not seem to be able to connect my auto star to my laptop any suggestions?

Only a year old should be able to connect to auto star on my hand control to my laptop, and I get a flash drive error not sure what to do please help!

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By doing this trick--

Do a FAKE alignment-- (I assume that the scope is trained and has the proper date, time, and site)-- just push the buttons for the alignment stars that you cannot see. Then do a GOTO to a star that is in your field of view--- center the star and SYNC. Your gotos will now be OK in your limited field of view.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008



If you will post this question on the Yahoo LX200 forum group the experts there may be able to diagnose this problem.

Many folks there with the same telescope.

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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Go online to the Yahoo LX90 or LX200 Group an post your question -- also you could have a broken clutch in the base.

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If you have CALIBRATE MOTORS feature in the hand controller do this first. If it still does not work, RESET the hand controller, reenter date, time, and SITE, and calibrate motors again.

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Read this...

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That last line would suggest to me that if one had a USB to Serial adapter it might work? but I really do not know for sure. checking into some more stuff...

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OK I found this site, you might be able to make some sense of it. But I did read in there that they do make USB serial adapters that will work with Vista OS.

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