iOptron Minitower question
Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:47 PM
However, I noticed the controller shows EQ, and when I go through the menu to "Set Mount Type" it shows Equatorial and I can't change it. Is this normal for this mount? The manual says it should be AltAz which is what I expected.
I did reflash the firmware but it made no difference.
I'm guessing I need a new circuit board but I'm curious to know why the mount type seems fixed on EQ.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:15 PM
In any event, it sounds like one of the chips took a hit. Your best bet is to probably contact iOptron.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:37 PM
Well hindsight is 20/20, and *after* I tried the setup I went to iOptron's site where they listed an ST4 adapter. I'm guessing a chip took a hit like you said.
I will contact iOptron for sure - they were really good when I had an issue with a DEC motor before (I was able to fix that with a replacement motor from iOptron).
But I'm still wondering about the EQ. Is that normal or does it indicate that I may have other issues? I'd imagine if the controller was toast it would be really obvious.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:49 PM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:44 PM
Sure enough, I took the cover off the HC and when powered there is a chip that gets very toasty very quickly.
iOptron has suggested I send the HC and main board in and they'll repair as needed. The pricing was quite excellent, too, so I'm going to do that.