It did not go well last night. I went out at dusk to let my new Nexstar 5i cool down. While waiting I entered all the time and location information. Soon after the first stars popped out I chose Polaris as my first alignment star for the two star alignment. For my second I slewed to Arcturus and again went thru the centering and align process and was met with alignment failed. I went thru the complete routine again checking time, location, time zone, daylight savings, etc. all looked good. I picked Polaris again and Spica and again alignment failed. Again and again picking different stars checking time, location, etc with the same result. I don't know what I was doing wrong, but after about an hour and a half of alignment failed, I was frustrated and cold so I packed it in for the day.
I've had the Nexstar 5i running on a bench all day after re-entering the setup information again and running a sudo one star alignment with Polaris. I did the same with my 9.25 GPS. I guess I'm just use to my 9.25 GPS just working. (although with a new upgraded Nexstar+ HC which I have not had out yet, I might also be frustrated.)
Supposed to be rain and storms rolling in for a few days so maybe I will be in the right frame of mind by the next clear night.