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Meade LX 90 AutoStar problem

When I switch on the AutoStar and press 0 for Automatic Alignment it sends me to Alt/Az alignment and then gives instructions for a different telescope even after I've checked the right model on SetUp.

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One thing you can do is to completely reset the controller and reinput everything back into it.
If that doesn't work then you need a new hand controller.

It would be nice if you can take it to a local telescope shop and have them try your controller on one of theirs.
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Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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Procedure to set up a meade 12" LX200R on


It's pretty much all spelled out in the manual. Here:

http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/LXseries/LX200-ACF_manual.pdf

You should train the drives, and purchase a separate 12 volt power pack with the correct cigarette lighter style power cable. Calibrate motors BEFORE you train the drives with the same power source you will use outside at night.

If this is a GPS model-- and new--- I would execute a RESET on the hand controller-- calibrate motors and train the drives and take the scope outside and get a Satellite link and do a two star automatic alignment.

Make SURE you are centering the correct alignment stars. By the way TRAINING must be done in alt az mode before you put the scope on a wedge-- it cannot be done in polar mode.

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I have an older, let's say "classic" LX-90. My


You can try Three things:

1. Do you have fully charged batteries-- or a good power supply.

2. Sometimes the cable to the hand controller needs to be replaced

3. Execute a RESET on the hand controller and reload the firmware--

If these do not fix it, the hand controller is defective and must be replaced. You can find a used 497 controller for about $80 on AstroMart.com

and Meade can also sell you a new one.

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Before you panic I would update the firmware/software on the telescope. With an LX200 interface cable you can upgrade the software in your telescope from your PC by going to Meade's web site at www.meade.com

Download Meade's ASU (Autostar Update Utility) and the latest software for your Autostar II absolutely free. You can also use the ASU to add Comets, Asteroids, Satellites, and User Objects to your Autostar II with a few simple clicks of the mouse.

I believe you can get the manual here.

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Inability for the telescope align


Replace the battery for the GPS.

Start from scratch.

Reset the hand controller, calibrate motors, train drives, calibrate sensors.

Make sure you have either fresh batteries, or better a seperate 12 volt power pack. The above will eleiminate everything except an actual BROKEN electronic part (such as a bad gps board).

If it still will not align using the gps, time to send it back to Meade for repairs. Make sure you have the latest firmware in the hand controller which is 43Eg. You can download the firmware using the UPDATER free software here:
http://www.meade.com/support/downloads.html

May 08, 2010 | Meade 8" LX90 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope...

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Meade lX90 scope finding problem


Go back to square one-- in this order

RESET the hand-controller
Calibrate Motors
Train Drives in BOTH axis
Enter Time, Date, and Site-- Daylight Savings NO -- right now in the USA
Calibrate sensors (if you have this option)

Then do a two star Automatic alignment-- you will need to CENTER each alignment star and they may NOT be inside the eyepiece but nearby.

Here is a manual-- http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/LXseries/LX-90_manual.pdf

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When i turn my LX-90 8" telescope the GPS is not working.


After you RESET the telescope-- it returns to factory default settings--

1. Calibrate Motors

2. Train Drives

3. Set Time, Date, Site, and Daylight Savings Time to NO right now in USA

4. Calibrate Sensors on Polaris

5. Do an Automatic Alignment--

Here are all of Meade's manuals on line--
http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html

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Most problems tend to be mechanical. Have you 'trained' the drive and set the backlash values? Those 2 can have dramatic effects on pointing accuracy. Also, if the optical tube is not in alignment with the mount, then nothing will work correctly. To check that, have the telescope in Alt-Az configuration, inside the house, loosen the RA lock, and shine a laser pointer on the corrector plate. as the telescope is rotated about the RA, the reflected spot should be steady. Adjust the DEC to minimize the diameter of the circle that is drawn. What is left, is the out-of-true on the DEC axis. That can be adjusted with the tube cradle alignment bolts.

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Autostar 497 freezes


When warm and indoors (!) connect Autostar to scope and by serial lead to a PC, allow Meade Autostar suite to update the Autostar Firmware to the latest version (2009!!)
Frome www.meade.com/support/auto.html :
How To Upgrade Your Handbox
To upgrade your Autostar first click on the link below to download the Autostar Update (ASU) Client Application for Windows. If your web browser allows you to open the installation file, you may choose that option when prompted. Otherwise, just save the install file to your local hard disk drive. When downloading is complete, double click on the saved file to start the installation. Follow the instructions provided to install Autostar Update (ASU) on your machine. When installation is complete, start ASU by selecting "Start Menu" -> "Programs" -> "Meade Inst" -> "ASU". If you have an active Internet connection and your telescope with Autostar is connected using the appropriate cable as listed above, ASU will detect and install the correct Autostar code directly from Meade's web site via the "Upgrade Autostar Software Now" button.
Autostar Update
Autostar Update is an application that functions to transfer the event files and software updates from your computer, through the serial port, USB or Connector Cable Set depending on your telescope model. The Autostar Update application is available as a stand-alone client application for Windows. The most recent versions of AutoStar Update automatically check for the newest versions of the AutoStar Updater and download it if necessary. It is critical that you use the most recent AutoStar Updater to ensure that you get the proper software updates for your system.
06/02/09 Autostar Update (ASU) Client Application for Windows, Version 5.6 (1,654 KB). This is the latest Autostar Update. Rev. 5.6 is compatible with the ETX-LS and #497EP Hand Controllers. This version is compatible with all versions of AutoStar II and #497 AutoStar computer controllers. This installation will automatically update the Update Client Application in AutoStar Suite™ Software. If you have previously installed the Autostar Update (ASU) Client Application for Windows, Uninstall the old version before installing this new version. 07/27/09 #497 AutoStar hand controller software update. Version 5BE2 (1,039 KB).
General update. Fixes many known bugs. Real time clock corrections. LXD75 polar alignment. Various LX90 pointing and tracking fixes. Adds new magnetic/true north alignment.
REQUIRES VERSION 5.6 AUTOSTAR UPDATER.

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