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#1 OzAndrewJ

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:42 PM

Gday All

Just a heads upthat the first 2 patches for the LX200GPS and "classic" 497 Autostars are now on the StarPatch download site

http://www.stargps.ca/downloads.htm

Audiostars will follow in a day or so,

The patches do not currently auto default to select the GPS bug fix, so if you need to load the patch to fix it, make sure you select that option.

I have tested it several times, but if anyone finds anything unusual, just holler.

Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:43 AM

Sounds good Andrew. Will it simply be the case of purchasing the 505 cable and registration key to enable the fix to be downloaded? Thanks!



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:00 AM

Gday Nobile2HD

Will it simply be the case of purchasing the 505 cable and registration key to enable the fix to be downloaded?

You will need to make or buy or borrow a suitable cable ( based on mount type )

That said, the registration fee is only required if you buy a StarGPS lump and want to integrate it into the handbox firmware, or want to buy the "enhanced" loader functionality.

The patch and "non enhanced" updater are freeware.

The "freeware" updater is fully functional but has speed limitations on it and doesnt do "smart loading"

The enhanced version can run at much higher speeds, and only erases/reloads memory pages that have changed.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 10:23 AM

Which patch is used with a 14" LX200GPS? I don't see it in the list of downloads. It has an Autostar II controller.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:36 PM

Which patch is used with a 14" LX200GPS? I don't see it in the list of downloads. It has an Autostar II controller.

It looks like Patch LX42ggv21 and Build LX4.2g.rom to me. 


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#6 OzAndrewJ

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Posted Yesterday, 04:01 PM

Gday Jim

Which patch is used with a 14" LX200GPS?

 Which patch is used with a 14" LX200GPS?

As Piet noted, its the LX42ggv21 and Build LX4.2g.rom

If you are ever confused, just start StarPatch

select the mount/handbox type via the menus then let StarPatch download the correct versions

Unlike Meades ASU, StarPatch cross checks the connected mount against the selected patch as well before loading.

Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia


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Posted Yesterday, 04:03 PM

Gday All

Just a heads up that the patches for the 497EP (5CE1) and Audiostars with A3S4 are now loaded.

A3S4 can be used on LX90s, but i strongly suggest people stay with A1F7 for that mount.

Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia


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