Quote:I went to do another alignment as more stars were visible, I turned the mount off, re-positioned it to the home location on magnetic north and turned it back on, then set it to do a easy alignment like usual,
Homemade 14.5" f4.3 Truss Dobsonian
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Quote:Would you feel comfortable upgrading the firmware as a trial whether it can help?
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Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
Quote:What firmware is the hand controller? A3S4? should be the latest firmware if you just received the mount.
Quote:Welcome to CN and good luck with the problem. That's a new one on me as far as LX80 problems go. Have you checked your power input?
Quote:Quote:What firmware is the hand controller? A3S4? should be the latest firmware if you just received the mount. I just checked and its A3S2
Quote:Gday Mad StarsAs the slewing in Az works and respects the speed setting, i doubt very much your problem is Firmware related, as all the bugs there were for "tracking" and "guiding".If the Alt motor slews both up and down at max speed, "when commanded", ie via a button press, and you have don a calibrate motors, then the most likely remaining culprit is a fault in the the encoder on the motor, or its wiring.Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia
Quote:Im going to return it and get something like a C8 but im going to read up more so I don't end up with another LX80 experience...
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Quote:.... Another grumble is the handset cable is far too short to reach a Newtonian observing position in comfort, a fault with other mounts also.Tom.
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