Went outside to look at stars a couple of nights ago and everything worked fine, but the 492. At first it would not sart up after plugging in to a AC to DC adaptor. The indicator on the adaptor looked like the 492 was getting dc, but no lights came on the unit. So I went to my truck to use the 12vdc outlet. As soon as I turned on the 492, it started to smoke. I opened up the case and everything, but the small capacitor above the on/off switch looked fine. That small capacitor was fried at each end.
So I have three questions:
1) I have read about problems with 492 switches- is this one of those problems?
2) Could I relpace the capacitor or does this look and sound like a new motherboard?
3) What are the ways to safe guard against this happening again?