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Phil Cowell
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Reged: 05/24/07

Loc: Southern Tier NY
Re: Thinking about moving up to a G11 w/Gemini new [Re: JadeSmith]
      #4487347 - 03/31/11 05:18 PM

If you have a crimp tool, you might want to tighten down the connector on the HC. Most times that's all it takes. If you don't have one take the controller to your local electronics store and ask if they can put the connector in a crimper and tighen down on it for you. 30 seconds and hopefully problem solved.

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Post Laureate

Reged: 01/03/10

Loc: WMass
Re: Thinking about moving up to a G11 w/Gemini [Re: JadeSmith]
      #4487422 - 03/31/11 05:49 PM


The new cable has arrived (along with a few days of rain) so we'll see if that solves the no response issue. Does anybody know if the bad crimping job on the connections is usually on the HC side or the mount side? I looked at both and I don't see anything that looks weird...

On mine it was on the RJ style connector on the end of the HC cable. You really could not tell by looking at it, but in the course of operating the mount with the cord being so short you tend to tug on it a bit and that would cause my mount to either completely reset (like I powered it off and on) or I would get the No Response 16 or 17 errors. A new HC from Celestron cured the problem.

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