NXS 5.21 handset
Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:46 AM
Also is a new handset, is on a MC 5.07 version, I also reset it to factory settings. My old one was a 4.21 version. I also just found that when go to EQ North auto align is does not go to stars selected automaticly and the old handset did?? Is this common in the new version handsets? PS am on a wedge,
Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:28 AM
Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:35 AM
Will give it a try, thanks for the input, Kasey
Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:53 PM
Looking at your "Bio" I assume you're referring to the use of your "9.25" here. (?) If so, is there any chance, (and despite "jiggling connections"), that you are indeed getting a breakdown: intermittent or otherwise: in your external power supply ?
Discontinuity in the cord itself ? Internal malfunction of a transformer, (if this is what you're using) ?
Have you tried swapping, temporarily, to an alternative power source?
Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:31 PM
You also think there may be a glitch in the handset and just reflash it to make sure is all good?
Yes. I suspect static electricity zaps the memory, or maybe cosmic rays.
My NexStar 5SE failed to Solar System Align on Jupiter one night when Jupiter was up very high. The message was that there were no planets in view. I then went through the menu to find out my setting for elevation threshold and found some funny characters (like a backwards question mark or something, I don't remember). I changed the value to the horizon and then it worked. After that I re-flashed the memory because I figured other memory locations could have been buggered.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:35 PM
Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:55 PM
From what you describe, I'm sure you're right and that you're existing power supply is OK. I just believe in checking the basics before making any judgement about the more complicated; after all, I'd kick myself if I'd have worked the other way round, only to find a duff transformer to be the cause.
And, if you've a second unit, process of elimination will easily confirm a good supply from the original or not ! It's surely got to be worth a try (?)
Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:55 PM
Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:38 AM
The old HCupdate program won't work.
The new HC has the buttons in different places and contoured scroll up and down buttons.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:49 PM
Ok seriously, if you have Java already installed it's not very complicated at all. There's now more hand holding at the beginning of the process so folks who are un familiar doing a firmware update get some extra guidance. I guess it appears more complicated when it's all laid out like that but after you do it once or twice it becomes a piece of cake.
Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:46 PM
It's intended to be easier, for example it searches for the serial port so you don't need to select the correct one. And almost all of the time I find that there's no need to do anything to the HC, the CFM switches it to download mode automatically. If it doesn't there is a wizard that explains exactly what buttons to press, with diagrams.
Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:14 PM