Re: AP1200-database corruption?
I've been called a lot worse than "George". Like when I told my wife
I wanted the new 3600 mount!
Was your problem due to a weak battery?
Interestingly my RA and Dec coordinates displayed by the hand
controller seem to be correct for the couple of M objects I checked;
I'll check again later. Also, I'll take some time today to clean the
contacts as per instructions Howard H gave awhile back.
Downloading the database was easy on my old computer, but with my
newer Vista system I get a message that I'm missing "mscomm32.ocx",
and have had no luck installing it. I haven't yet purchased a USB-
serial converter which I will also need.
But so far, it's not totally obvious to me that database corruption
is the problem. But one thing is sure; with AP's support (and the
help from this group) I'll be up and running again at some point! And
in the meantime, my AP1200 has setting circles (even though with
today's electronics, they are no longer needed!) ;>)
--- In ap-gto@..., "JoeMize" <jmize@...> wrote:
use of mygetting flipped somehow.
database.Keypad even before doing the Rest to wipe and load the old/new
but theyAfter I did the Reset I was supposed to have lost all my settings
GTOCP1 Iwere retained correctly.
A-P madehad to use a DB9, this time I used a DB9->USB Converter. I guess
successfullysome changes for CP3...joe :)
databaserepaired it by replacing keypad battery and downloading new
when Ifrom AP.
badturned on my power supply got a string of "clicks" as if I had a
good.power connection. Tightened everything up, and it all seemed
direction.Tried a goto to M42 and the mount headed off to a random
againManually slewed to M42 and "zeroed it"; tried a slew to M1 and
go.it headed off in a random direction. Stopped the slew, punched in
I'm notTried to park it and again, a random slew.
getting any weird "below horizon" messages, etc.