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#1 ewoktech

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 01:57 AM

Hi guys'

 

i need some help.

I have a LS 8" that I have just started to try to use.

I am in new zealand and the LS thinks it's in the US, i have reset the factory settings and found how to change the time zone to +12 (NZ). but it still thinks it's in the US near san clemen?????

.its running 1.6a firmware

can I manual input the long/lag into the handbox?

 

also the time is set to 17-Oct-00....

can i input the date manually?

 

it cant get a GPS lock so I dont know if thats the problem or not.

 

i also cant get my laptop to connect tot he bloody thing lol.

 

theres a couple of setting i dont know also ...

 

under scope info...

 

lst?

el?

 

any help would be great guys

 

thanks

 

stu

 



#2 owlly

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 02:38 AM

Hi Stu, your firmware 1.6a is out of date, this is particularly relevant due to the GPS rollover issue, all older GPS telescopes will have problems with alignment unless their firmware is updated to correct this issue.

 

You can either buy a Mini SD card preloaded with1.6e or you load the firmware yourself. I am going to try and create a 1.6e card myself, using this link:

 

https://www.cloudyni...minisd-problem/



#3 ewoktech

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 02:44 AM

Thanks mate,

 

I did wonder that and emailed meade and asked for the link to the new frimware.

 

they advised me NOT to do the update as it would likely bugger the scope.... ????

 

anyway i have been thinking about doing it anyway but couldnt find the software.



#4 owlly

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 02:51 AM

Here is the zip file link

 

https://www.dropbox....6E (1).zip?dl=0



#5 ewoktech

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 03:15 AM

thanks mate,

how do i install this?

having trouble getting a mini sd card here in nz



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 03:28 AM

I am going to try and follow the instruction in the first link I gave you. You could buy a preloaded card from Meade or a telescope retailer in NZ.



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 03:29 AM

no one in nz sells them and meade said they woldnt send one out as they didnt think i should do the update.. strange...



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 03:53 AM

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 12:00 AM

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