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#1 pjglad

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:51 AM

I received my second StarSense AutoAlign unit yesterday. Unfortunately, the HC has an old version of the firmware. The menus do not match the manual. How do you update the firmware? I tried the CFM utility, but it does not recognize the HC.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:20 PM

What version is it?

Chris

#3 pjglad

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

The first StarSense unit I received is
Version 01. 06. 13226 Build Aug 14 2013

The second StarSense unit I received is
Version 01. 04. 13290 Build May 22 2013

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:52 PM

The build number is the year followed by the day number. This works fine for 13226 because day 226 is August 14 but 13290 gives a day in October and that doesn't match the date, or the version.

The 1.4.x versions were very old and certainly nothing like complete. I saw one on the 24th May that was 1.4.143.

I suggest getting back to Celestron, also posting on TeamCelestron. If you don't get a response on TC I can rattle their cage. There's a special version of the CFM that will update the HC and the firmware code but it's not mine to pass on.

Chris






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