Posted 10 February 2004 - 11:40 PM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 12:06 AM
I was having the same problems, my problem ended up being the cable I was using to communicate. I built one off the specs I found on the net but "it did not work".. found out later that some of the diagrams on the net are wrong.. anyway I ordered a cable to controll the scope and all is well..
But if you have resolved that issue.. you need to make sure the laptop has the com ports activated.. some pc allow you to shutdown the lpt and com ports to save power.. it is in the power management.. another option might be to try different com ports.. try them all 1 - 4.. see if any of them work..
GL.. Lovin this hobby..
Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:39 AM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 12:28 PM
hope this helped!
Posted 11 February 2004 - 01:01 PM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 01:49 PM
That's an option you could try for about $30.
Posted 12 February 2004 - 08:07 AM
Posted 13 February 2004 - 11:47 AM
I am not familiar with the DSC "F" cable. Is that Celestron's PN#? As for the modem, by default, it should not be conflicting with the external com port. You can check what com ports your system has available by going to the device manager and looking at the ports. In W9x, this is in the control panel. In XP this is in the system manager, which is also in the control panel.
It is possible that on your laptop, the external port has been assigned Com2 ?
Let me know what you find out.
Posted 15 February 2004 - 09:12 AM
Posted 15 February 2004 - 10:38 AM
Posted 15 February 2004 - 09:57 PM
Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:59 AM
I would think that your laptop's is the finicky part of the equation. Serial communications can be that way. I can't remember if the scope needs to be aligned before starting RS232, but I think that may be the case.
Now get off your butt, and download Cartes du Ciel! It works great in addition to NSOL.