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#1 HowardSD

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 05:44 PM

Hi all, hope everyone is managing to deal with these unfortunate times we find ourselves in!

 

So here's what i unwittingly did several days ago, whilst rushing to get everything set up i plugged the hand controller into the auto guide port (Stupid mistake i know!), since which all i've been getting are error 16 & 17 codes! I went through this barely a month ago (not having plugged into the wrong port something else altogether), error 16 & 17 codes and actually recycling power maybe 20-30 times it sorted itself out, i was on the verge of updating the mount & HC, was all setup in fact and before i got to connecting to the computer it all worked (by magic, lol).

 

Last night i went ahead and updated everything with the computer mount & HC all up to date now however still getting the error codes, between asking me to move into position, time, date, etc goes to 2 star align then nothing, back to error codes... I'm still going to keep on recycling power in the hope it will work but i do remember reading something when i went through this before that I might have caused more damage than previously with plugging into the wrong port, am i right?

 

I really hope not as with all that's going on i might be without this for quite a long time, pretty sure Celestron's closed its doors for the foreseeable future! :(



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:02 PM

https://www.cloudyni...rror-16-and-17/

 

It could be bad.

 

Celestron troubleshooting.


Edited by scottmm2012, 29 March 2020 - 06:04 PM.


#3 EFT

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 11:13 AM

You definitely burned out the motor board.  Since it is an older board you will need to buy the retrofit kit for the mount.  The new board has an eight-pin connector to the DEC axis which requires a new board, electronics cover, DEC cover, and cable.



#4 HowardSD

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:53 PM

You definitely burned out the motor board.  Since it is an older board you will need to buy the retrofit kit for the mount.  The new board has an eight-pin connector to the DEC axis which requires a new board, electronics cover, DEC cover, and cable.

Thanks Ed, i managed to find one of the old boards on Ebay so going to try that first. 



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:47 PM

Am I the only one that doesn't understand why the ports are not different enough that it would prevent plugging the wrong things into the wrong sockets?  Especially if doing so will break it. 



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 11:50 PM

Wow, I’m sorry to hear about this but thank you for the very important lesson. I’m gonna stick a blank plug in the auto guide socket ASAP. 



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 02:04 AM

Wow, I’m sorry to hear about this but thank you for the very important lesson. I’m gonna stick a blank plug in the auto guide socket ASAP. 

After reading about similar mishaps in this forum a few years back I dug through my spare cables bin and found one with the correct sized plug, stripped the wires out and plugged it into the Auto Guide port on my 8SE (where it sits to this day). You shouldn’t have to do this but it’s a cheap simple fix to what could potentially be a very expensive problem. 

 

Cheers,

 

JR


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