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Quote:sn't there a manual that translates the codes?David
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Quote:Quote:sn't there a manual that translates the codes?David "17" is a communications error. A command was sent to the DEC motor control board and no response was received. This is frequently caused by low power supply voltage, but a cable problem or a brain-dead motor controller will, of course, cause the same message.
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Quote:Shouldn't they give you a replacement when they take it back for repair for such long time? Two months is really long time.
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Quote: Ok, I need advice from everyone. Should I send it back? Keeping in mind that Celestron is payinbg for the shipping and not me. So if I wait I will have to pay shipping.Dan
Quote:Rod,It seems to be working fine now. I will try to get it out tonight, that is if the clouds will stay away.DAN
Quote:I finally got the mount out tonight. I think I have figured out what my problem is. I belive it is the DC power cord that was sent with the mount. I turned it on while it was in the house using the supplied cord and it worked fine. I then broght it out side and pluged in the cord and I got the same error code. So this got me think that maybe the cord was the problem and I took the cord for my CG5 and bang, it fired right up. Come to find out, the plug wolbels in the socket. Even when it is screwed in tight. My other cord is snug as a bug in a rug no more problems. At least not tonight. I plan on calling Celestron on Monday and see if they will send me a new cord and see if that is truely the problem.I must say that this mount is quiter than the CG5 and the gotos are almost dead center. I really like the all star polar alignment. According to the HC I was only 3 arcseconds off. If that is true I have never been able to get it that close. Thanks to all who responded to this thread. I really appreciate it.Dan
Quote:There must be a decent connector to replace this with. The problem is bound to come back over time, usually at a time not very convenient for you.Rob