I just bought one of these (last in stock!). Turned it on, pressed 'enter' and the screen went straight to alignment options. Unfortunately none of those options were "GPS align", all I got was 'Sky align, two star, etc....
I went to the 'Utilities' menu to check that the GPS as 'on'. It was.
I tried the old trick of switching the telescope off and on again. Same problem. I switched the GPS off, then on again. Same problem.
Have I got a dud!?
Help please!!!! :-)
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Re: GPS not working
Nope! Sounds normal. The GPS is used as the surface point and time refrence, but it still needs the star fixes to orient the axis. 2 star alignment is generally for Alt-Az mounting, while you can use 1 star for rapid setup on a permanent equatorial mount.
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Press menu and then press the Right Arrow key until you get to maintenance screen then press enter. Option 2 is you align print cartridges. Automatic cartridge alignment Perform the following steps to align the ink cartridges:
1. Disconnect the power cord from the unit, wait five seconds, and then plug it back in. This will reinitialize the unit. 2. Print another alignment test page. If the Press Enter to align message is not currently on the front panel display, complete the following steps to print an alignment page: 1. Press Setup or Menu on the front panel (depending on the model). 2. Press the right arrow button (>) until Maintenance or Tools is displayed, and then press Enter or OK (depending on the model). 3. Press the right arrow button (>) until Align Print Cartridges is displayed, and then press Enter or OK (depending on the model). 3. To determine if the automatic alignment is functioning correctly, look into the output tray as the alignment page is printing; a blue light should be visible periodically on the page as the cartridges move back and forth. If this light is not visible, the product will not be able to align the cartridges and will require service. Service the product. 4. If the blue light is visible and the alignment pages are printing correctly, but the alignment pages still fails, there still may be a hardware problem with the unit. If there are no other printing problems and you wish to continue, use the information in the Bypassing the ink cartridge alignment section below to bypass the alignment. The information from last successful alignment will be used. If the message keeps reappearing or other print quality problems occur, service the product.
Bypassing the print cartridge alignment
It is possible to bypass the alignment page and use the information from the last successful alignment. Print quality may not be as good, but the product will operate. The table below describes how to bypass the cartridge alignment.
Try either one of these:
Press and hold the Enter button, and then press SetuporPress and hold the Setup button, and then press Options (or Copy Options ).
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With the Cartridge compartment cover open, insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge cradle with the contacts facing into the unit. When the cartridge is seated in the print cartridge cradle, push the top of the cartridge towards the back of the unit until the print cartridge clicks into place.
Close the cartridge compartment cover and control panel.
On the keypad, press1if the replacement print cartridge is new or2if the replacement print cartridge is old
When you put in a new cartridge, you must choose1: New.When you put in a used cartridge, choose2: Used. This helps you to check the correct amount of ink you have left.
An alignment page will print and06 [01-11]will show on the display
Look at the alignment page and select the number under the straightest line, and then press that number on the keypad and then pressStart/Enter.
You can also bypass the alignment. When the message for alignment displays on the display => Press Setup and Options (or Copy Options ) simaltanious.The last known alignment is used when the alignment is bypassed.