Celestron CG5-ASGT Problem
Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:35 AM
Of course the mount has to act up during the best weather conditions in my area.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:03 AM
Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:32 AM
Make sure the power connector is tight (carefully split the center pin a bit often helps). Check the power switch isn't starting to fail (getting warm), try slowly exercising the switch a bit (bunch of on/off movements with the power off).
Reset the HC to factory settings - but make sure you save any of your backlash settings first.
Clean the HC and DEC cable connectors and sockets with some contact cleaner.
Update the firmware in the HC.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:36 AM
I did all your recommendations last night and to no avail.
Thanks though for your response.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:35 AM
- internal cabling
- MC board
- Encoder (if it's moved you may need to have a look at it's spacing - you'll need a very small allen wrench to adjust it. It's a very subtle adjustment (very small spacing). There have been some discussions about adjusting the encoder spacing here and on the ASGT Yahoo Group. Try searching on "encoder runaway slew").