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LX200 GPS Autostar Problems

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Posted by Dave Lenz on February 27, 2006 01:49:06 UTC

Hello ... Like Mark (Aug. 2005), I too now have the same problem with my Meade LX200 GPS. Although, when I was updating, I could see no apparent signs that anything was happening. The hand paddle simply said, not to turn off the system. In my case my computer crashed about 5 miniutes into the transfer. After bringing the computer back up, it could not connect with the Meade, which was locked up solid. The only thing at that point I felt was to shut down the Meade and try again. Still no communications with the Meade. I do have the luxury of a spare virgin hand paddle. I tried that one and have come to the conclusion, the base computer is glitched. Does anyone have a solution to the problem, or does this mean a $175 + Meade's charges to ship it back to the factory for repair? There must be a way to reset the base and reload. It is getting a bit disheartening. I have had this system since July of 2005. It has been outside 4 times, if you also count the trip back to the factory once already on a (no fault of Meade's) optical problem. Thanks in advance ... Dave

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