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#1 db3756

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 03:02 PM

Have a problem with my 12in LX200GPS. The scope will go through its homing process and star alignment ok but when I select an object and press goto nothing happens. The handbox displays "slewing" but the mount does not move. Theres no sound of the motors operating. Eventually I hear the beep as if the scope belives it has centered on the object. In addition on 2 ocassions the mount as tried to power through its R.A limit. I can slew the scope with the handbox with no problem, in both R.A and Dec. dirictions. Since I get no movement in either R.A or Dec when I press goto does this indicate a bad main controller board problem.
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#2 MistrBadgr

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 06:19 PM

Hello, and welcome to the forum!

 

I have no experience with AutoStar II, so I better not speculate.  If someone does not respond with an answer or a guess, then I would recommend that you either contact customer service at customerservice@meade.com or call them at 800-626-3233.  The toll free phone number is for USA only.

 

Hope this helps,

 

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#3 Mark Sibole

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 06:56 PM

Im wondering if you have a bad hand paddle.Did you try to operate it via a PC to see if it takes commands there?That would be the first place I would start.

 

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 04:22 AM

Mark
just got a new handbox. I was thinking the same thing about trying to operate with PC. Waiting on a usb to serial cable to arrive tomorrow to give that a try.

#5 Mark Sibole

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 09:08 AM

Let me know what happens and we can go from there..

 

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#6 db3756

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 11:25 AM

Mark,Bill
Turns out I was the problem. A brain fart on my part I was not pressing enter (as the manual clearly said to do) before pressing goto.
Your willingness to help greatly apperciated.

#7 MistrBadgr

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 12:19 PM

Been there, done that with AutoStar I. :)


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#8 Mark Sibole

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 06:14 PM

LOL It happens no biggie just glad your all set.

 

Regards

 

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