With beautiful spring weather here now in Australia I thought I would clean the scope and observatory ready for viewing. Unfortunately when I turned the power on, the familiar red light turned on, but no response from the Austostar II handset except a red screen and rectangular bars gradually filling the screen and then nothing. No Meade sign, no menu just the red screen and no response from the scope.
Thinking the Autostar II handset might be kaput I bought a new one. After a considerable wait as seems to be the case with Meade stuff at the moment I connected the new handset but get the same red screen.
Any suggestions, could it be the pcb under the front plate?