Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Hi all,I've got an older CGE mount and the hand unit was starting to get twitchy (intermitant loss of connection (like a broken wire)and poor button response), So I replaced it with a new NextStar+Come to find out that there are issues with the new hand units on old machines... The old electronics cause a "no response" error to intermittently occur. It doesn't seem to affect anything, but there is a big annoyance factor.I assume that a new control board from Celestron ($250)would solve the issue. But I'd rather keep the cash. Anyone know of a fix?ThanksTim
Tim Gilliland http://astrobin.com/users/Timgilliland/
Deep Space Products
Quote:In February 2012, Celestron introduced a new version of the hand control - NexStar+. This new hand control is distinguished by new labels on some buttons (for example, the bottom left button is now the Celestron symbol) and a "+" next to the NexStar label just below the LCD display. NexStar+ ships with all current Celestron computerized telescope mounts though existing stock at some dealers will still have the older hand control. Owners of compatible mounts with older hand controls can purchase this hand control at most Celestron dealers. The part number is 93988 for the fork-mounted (alt-azimuth) mounts and 93989 for the German EQ (GEM) mounts.All of the computerized German EQ mounts are compatible with this new hand control, but, the CGE may have intermittent problems with this hand control depending upon the version of electronics hardware in the mount - the reported symptom is intermittent NO RESPONSE errors on the NexStar+ hand control.
Quote:Update: I talked to Celestron tech support and they basically said "yeah, that new remote isn't 100% backward compatible. It'll do strange things" Apparently they made it "more powerful". Sigh.....
Dave JessieOutreach Events
Quote: Are the older version of the hand controllers still available?