Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:15 PM
Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:21 PM
Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:15 PM
In any event, I looked over the suggestions on the Celestron Web site this morning for a "run-away slewing" problem. They suggested checking your cable connections and your power connections, among other things. I did stumble over my power cord last night and may have partially dislodged it, and I think my battery may have some issues as well, so I will be trying it with the A/C adapter.
I recently added the GPS kit. I found that you need to wait and let the GPS sync and update the data in the hand controller before doing an alignment. I failed to to this once, and the alignment was way, way off because the date and time were from my previous session and were not updated. The second time I waited and saw the time and date update flash by on the hand controller, and then all was normal. It would have been nice if this was mentioned somewhere in the instructions.
Posted 08 May 2009 - 10:50 PM
Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:11 PM
Posted 09 May 2009 - 03:49 PM
of which socket do you refer? power or hbx? both?
The place on the mount where you plug the power cord in. Spread the pins gently with a jeweler's screwdriver and your troubles will likely be over.
Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:13 PM
Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:47 PM
My CG-5 had an intermittent power problem. It would turn on or off if I jiggled the jack where it plugs into the mount. Turned out that one of the legs on the power connector that solder to the circuit card was broken. Sometimes it would make and maintain contact, sometimes not.
Had to take the mount apart enough to get the card out and replace the connector. Since then it's been fine.
Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:05 PM