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Old 03-01-2019, 05:10 PM
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Synscan Update

After running Synscan ver.3.27 successfully for a few years on my type 3 controller I thought I would upgrade to Synscan ver.03.39.05. The download went well but when I started it up I got the following responses:
- After initializing - Caution - then get message "Both axes-no response".
- Hit Setup and get Synscan ver.03.39.95
- Hit enter and goes straight to date setting.
- Proceed with correct date setting, time setting, daylight saving - yes.
- Hit enter and it goes back to Setup and date etc.


Any advice regarding this behaviour?
(Why did I leave ver.2.7?? Am tempted to go back to it if it is still available!)
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:59 PM
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Used to get that message about the non responsive axes on my 16" dob. Found the best solution was to just turn the goto unit off and on again.
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:52 PM
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Thanks Patrick - I tried to find old ver3.27 but the only one I could find was ver.3.37 which was issued about a year before ver.3.39.95. It allowed me to put in the location coordinates and otherwise seemed to work ok. However, I was doing these tests "offline", ie with only power connected to the paddle. I will give both versions a full test when I have my mount connected etc and see what happens. Peter
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:02 PM
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While i haven't tried 3.39 (I'm on 3.36) but moving from 3.35 to 3.36 was a huge mistake (PA routine is painful).
i'm looking to wind back to v3.35 when i get the chance. Let me know if you would like files - as i was going to dig them out anyway (pretty sure i don't have 3.27 though- however 3.35 was nearly as good).

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Old 04-01-2019, 07:45 PM
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Hi Peter,
I have v3.27 if you want it. If so, send me a PM with your email.

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Old 07-01-2019, 02:21 PM
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Thanks for all these useful replies. I have now obtained a copy of Ver.3.27EQ
which I have restored to my Synscan. Apart from the occasional small blip this version works fine with my HEQ5Pro. I have tried other versions but this seems the best one for me. "Horses for courses" I suppose. Peter
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