An estate sale LX90, not used for years, has found its way to me. A deal I just couldn't pass. The optics look very good, focus is smooth. Alt drive makes a "wow"ing noise but moves smoothly enough.
But some functions in the AutoStar #497 controller do not get past the top menu. Just a barely visible vertical bar that scrolls horizontally when scroll buttons are pushed. I can't get to the "train drive" function, the first on my list of to-do's.
1. Am I under the correct assumption that [re]loading the latest release of Autostar would cure the bad behavior?
2. Must the handset be connected to the computer (vis RS-232 or USB) for ASU to connect to the internet to download the latest software, object data, satellite data?
3. If I have an up-to-date AudioStar controller, can I close that to the older Autostar as a last resort? (I don't expect a magical audio function to appear.)
Thanks in advance for your comments, opinions and help.