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#1 Nederbasse

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:17 AM

Is it possible to control the LXD 75 Mount without Autostar handbox
I am on my third handbox which is beginning to fail

#2 DSOMAN

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:18 AM

There is software that can control the LXD75 but unfortunately it uses the serial port on the handbox. I have not seen a direct connection to the mount from a PC. Someone else may know about that.

It is unusual for three handboxes to fail. They are usually very reliable. How are they failing? Are you getting error messages?

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:11 AM

My first handbox went black, the second stopped responding.
Now my third handbox makes RA axis turn 15 degrees when i plug it in.
The second line on the display shows some strange characters
I have tried resetting Autostar several times

#4 DSOMAN

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:24 PM

About the only thing I can suggest, other than another replacement, is to try to reload the firmware from the Meade site [assuming it is working well enough to try].

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