Have any other LX85 mount owners had issues after installing the A4S4 firmware upgrade?
I started having issues after I performed this upgrade. The first thing I noticed was that when manually slewing the mount via the handset (like when performing a multi-star alignment) the RA axis would move on its own in the opposite direction of my command, after I stopped pressing the controller button. It would move how I want as long as I had the button depressed, but the moment I released it, the mount began to move in the opposite direction. This was a minor annoyance at first, but eventually became worse to the point where I had trouble performing the alignment, as every time I would get the alignment star positioned correctly, the mount would start moving. This continued to get worse until tonight when I was completely unable to align the mount. When the mount would attempt to slew to an alignment start it would move in a completely wrong direction and point to an area of the sky that wasn’t even close to the star it was trying to slew to. It even started pointing the OTA towards the ground and banged my camera into the tripod along the way, something it had never done till now and required the mount to be in a very weird orientation for this to even happen.
I contacted Meade tech support and have a trouble ticket in. No direction from them yet, though it looks like I'll have to send it in for repair. I'm curious if anyone else has had similar issues, especially after upgrading to the A4S4 firmware.