Cg-5 goto problem
Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:38 PM
I got a cg5 that has work very well since I got it about five mos ago.
Last time I tried it wouldn't boot up and stated that there was an error booting up. Does anyone have an idea as to what happened and how to fix it w/o having to send it back?
Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:23 PM
Posted 25 August 2013 - 02:33 AM
The cable has to be specific for the Celestron because there's no standard for the 4 pin connector and 24 different ways to connect it.
Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:35 AM
then you just splice the two cords together, just don't do what i did and get mixed up with what end of the serial cable you need i did and ended up having to get a gender changer when i made a serial cable for my camera shutter control lol.
here is the pinouts
Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:27 AM
The RS232 to USB adapter w/diver is the other cable.
Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:39 AM
Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:09 AM
Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:26 AM
I find Prolific adaptors to be unreliable. I've got one that's OK with some programs but not another or through a hub, or with a longer RS232 cable, or after a Windows update.
Other people say the Keyspan adaptors are OK. I've never tried them.
The Edgeport adaptors are also good but expensive.
Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:33 AM
Posted 08 September 2013 - 02:08 PM
I'm really frustrated. I bought the rs232 cable ( had to buy a serial cable adapter so now I'm 55 dollars down) I downloaded what I have to but I can't get the handset to programmable mode. It just says boot loader invalid pkg 0040. I presse both the info and undo button and nothing. Any help wld be greatly appreciated.
Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:48 PM
"Keep the power to the telescope off. Hold down the INFO and UNDO buttons simultaneously. Turn on the power to the mount while still holding the buttons. Upon power up, release the buttons once you see the Initializing message. You will then see a Transmit Data message. Your hand control is now ready to be programmed using the HCupdate program you installed earlier."
in short, power is off, hold down both buttons (make sure you are pressing them good!) then power on the mount and realease the buttons when it says Initializing and it should go into programming mode. if it does not work the first time try again. if it fails and you are certain you are doing everything correctly you HC is bad or its software is too corrupted to get even into bootloader mode and you will need to buy a new or used HC.
Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:51 PM
Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:13 PM
Are you using the CFM program or are you using HCupdater?
Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:45 PM
Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:48 PM
Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:35 PM
Thanx guys CFM work I just wasn't unzipping it and it wasn't working. I extracted it and the problem has been solved.