Telescopes: Meade ETX-125 w/ Autostar II, Meade LX-50 8" w/ Magellan II, Orion ShortTube 90, Celestron Firstscope 114 Binocs: Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Meade 10x50 WA Travel View JC Penny 10x50 Marine Cameras: SBIG ST237A, Canon 10D DSLR
Quote:hey everyone, my dad just bought himself a Meade LS 8 on the used market. it hasn't been used, but has been powered on several times, but tonight, when powered on, the power LED blinks a few times and then the scope does nothing. the hand controller lights up, but never displays anything. I thought perhaps an update was needed, but when trying to connect, it says that the hand controller isn't connected (don't have a mini SD card to try flashing that way yet), so I thought I would post and see if any of you have some trouble shooting tips to try before we go any further. it's plugged in solidly on both the controller and scope side and there are no loose wires that I can see.first clear night that he can use it and nothing...but turning it on in the daytime, worked flawlessly. not sure what to think/say about that! thank you for your assistance amateur masters of the universe!
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Quote:hey everyone...posting under my dad's account now (just got authorized). batteries were grand new, Duracell, just out of the package a few minutes before loading them into the scope...but it was one of my thoughts, perhaps it was them. now that we're back at my place, we'll test with my power pack.that said, Geo...it's actually a Mini SD that they need, not Micro SD. you would think Meade would make it easy and use a common standard, but no, they have to use a card that next to nobody carries. :P
Quote: Can't blame Meade for not using the Micro-SD standard when it wasn't yet available.
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Quote:Regarding this Micro card, I believe I have read that it can't be any bigger than 2gb. and this card reads 4gb.