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#1 jaspalchadha

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:26 AM

Hi I am currently using the latest software for autostar and using windows 7. The cable connected to my scope is a USB serial converter. I have tried to connect the scope up via COM 8 ( Cant get to set to 1 - 5 ) and the warning sign comes up stating don't stand near the scope etc etc. I cant control it Shortly it times out. Ur thoughts
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#2 MistrBadgr

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:48 PM

What scope are you connecting to?

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:20 PM

I had the same problem with my LX 200 10" I had bought a cheep crossover from office max I think about $19 that did not work then went to radio shack spent I think $39 and I could tell the difference when I pluged in the radio shack one it worked first time..

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:29 AM

I am using a meade lx200 act 10 inch

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

I was making sure you were not doing this with an LS scope, which is what I have. It uses a USB printer cable straight to the mount and does not need the converter, fortunately for me. The LS has a strange (to me) COM number, which I was able to finally track down with the AutoStar Updater program. That version of the updater worked on my XP machine. The newest version is supposed to work on Windows 7. You might try to track down your scope with that, unless the issue is something like what Terry mentioned.

Hope this helps,

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