Re: How to download firmware updates
go to this link, click on (not open in new page)A 2 and C 2.
this is update directions and a pinout of the connector
the next site has MUCH valuable info..INCLUDING the ASII updates and
FIXES for them also.
I just updated mine to 3.0i and patch kit for it here...
1. download the update and the patch, apply patch BEFORE updating!!! I
didn't cost me another hour, lol
you also need to download the ASU(autostar suite updater) this being
the program you use to update the AutoStar here is the link for it
ensure your port is set properly, use 9600baud to prevent trouble it
takes about an hour to update it. disable creensavers/power downs/
etc and DON'T use puter while you are doing this....watch tv
good luck took me about four hours to find this info, digest it,
and apply it you will take an hour, hopefully<grin>
let me know if ya get in trouble/ or when done
keep an eye on scope when you try it out if something goes wrong you
wanna kill the power this is IN CASE most have no problems
> That instruction is of rth 497 Autostar, used on ETX telescopes.
> The LX200gps serial cable plugs into the left "rs232 serial"
> socket on the power panel of the telescope.
> I suspect you were sold a "505" cable, instead of the
> proper "507" cable. (the plug is bigger on the 507,
> and won't fit into the handbox socket).
> The cable you have will sit loosely in the wider rs232
> socket on the power panel, but is usable if you don't
> wiggle it during a download.
> have fun