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Connecting Meade ETX 125 to a laptop

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#1 Cyprus Stargazer

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 07:02 AM

Hi, I have a Meade ETX 125 telescope with a faulty handset.
I bought a laptop and loaded Ascom, EQmod and Stellarium and started setup.
First, I connected telescope to laptop with relevant cable and usb-ethernet connector.
One of the things requested is a comm. port number, there was no comm. port location in device manager. I then went into “Action” “Add legacy hardware” and followed the instructions. On completion I had a comm. Port 3 with a yellow triangle.
I continued setup entering comm. Port 3 I then clicked on ASCOM Connect which opens with the error message “Connect error; Port not available”
I have tried various ways of entering comm, port on to device manager without success.
Can anyone please help.



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Posted 06 May 2021 - 07:32 AM

When I did this in the past, the computer was connected to the handset. The mount is only power supply, motors and encoders, nothing to drive the scope.



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Posted 07 May 2021 - 05:13 AM

Thank you for your help.




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