i have an Ioptron mini tower pro
when the GPS goes from "ON" to "OK" it goes to 2099!
I know this is the rollover bug but can it be fixed ?
Can I turn off / disable the GPS clock so I can manually input the date? When I do it just reverts back to 2099
Any work around / solution would be most appreciated
yes you can disable the GPS on this model.
One method is to Undo the four screws that hold the side plastic side cover ( the one with the power supply connector etc etc. pull the cover out slightly and just unplug the small connector of which the cable goes up to the GPS board and your done... This connector is in near the centre of the main control board which is screwed to the back side of this side cover. Just place the lead away from the worm and spur gear and perhaps use a cable tie to connect it somewhere that’s safe.
Another way is to remove the black plastic cover on the top of the mount , this covers the GPS board and you might be able to gently lift the board out enough to remove that end of the cable from the GPS board.
After this the GPS will be rendered no go.. you can then enter manually .
Its interesting that this is happening to your mount as I tested it and mine was fine.
Have you tried entering the correct date and then see what happens. Perhaps try this before you proceed with the above.