I think I blew out my Autostar II hand controller.
I found a new one for $99 from Agena AstroProducts. https://agenaastro.c...35-7200-00.html
Ordered it anyway.
The short version: While trying to update the firmware I figured out I don't have the correct size telephone jack looking cables. I only have the 505 cables (came with a DB9 serial connector and two telephone looking (but not) cables), not the 506 cables.
(One of the 505 cables have RJ11 on one side and a RJ10 (or rj9) on the other. The other cable has RJ10 on both sides. )
The 506 cable is hard to find. Is this simply a telephone cord RJ11 on both ends?
SO, what I think I did was I unplugged the hand controller and plugged it back in while the telescope was on.
The power light comes on on the telescope. Nothing comes on from the hand controller.
Should I also check the fuses on the telescope?
Is there a way to check / fix the hand controller?
I am decent with a soldering gun and a pencil solderer.
I hope I can control the scope this weekend with just a WIFI adapter from meade and stellarium and/or Sky Safari Pro.
It's supposed to be clear all weekend here in Sacramento (except for the fires).