RE: [ap-gto] 400GTO keeps rebooting - Help!


Feb 11 5:26 PM

 


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#11918 Feb 11 5:26 PM

Dear Group,



Of course, this only happens on a perfectly clear night....



My AP400GTO is acting up. About 5 minutes or less after I North-Star

Calibrate, it seems to reboot, and the number 1 option on the menu

changes from "objects" to "Startup." I don't think it's a power

supply issue, because I use the power converter that I got from AP,

and the same problem occurs when I swap to my Kendrick battery.



Any ideas from this learned group?



Ruben



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#11920 Feb 11 5:46 PM

In a message dated 2/11/2005 7:29:30 PM Central Standard Time,

stardoctor5@... writes:



> My AP400GTO is acting up. About 5 minutes or less after I North-Star

> Calibrate, it seems to reboot, and the number 1 option on the menu

> changes from "objects" to "Startup."



Possible problems that can cause this:



1) Loss of power at the 12 volt connection due to poor contact of the center

pin. Try spreading the center pin out slightly so that it makes better contact

with the power cable female plug. Use a small bladed screw driver to do this.



2) Your battery voltage might be dying due to worn out battery or low charge

level. Check the battery voltage when it is plugged into the mount with a good

accurate meter. It should be above 12 volts, otherwise you might have

problems.



Roland Christen





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#11922 Feb 11 6:10 PM

Thanks. I also found the prior thread discussing this problem on

this site in August 2004, and the AP website link discussing

solutions....now to try again into the cold night air...



Ruben

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, chris1011@a... wrote:

> In a message dated 2/11/2005 7:29:30 PM Central Standard Time,

> stardoctor5@y... writes:

>

>

> > My AP400GTO is acting up. About 5 minutes or less after I North-

Star

> > Calibrate, it seems to reboot, and the number 1 option on the

menu

> > changes from "objects" to "Startup."

>

> Possible problems that can cause this:

>

> 1) Loss of power at the 12 volt connection due to poor contact of

the center

> pin. Try spreading the center pin out slightly so that it makes

better contact

> with the power cable female plug. Use a small bladed screw driver

to do this.

>

> 2) Your battery voltage might be dying due to worn out battery or

low charge

> level. Check the battery voltage when it is plugged into the mount

with a good

> accurate meter. It should be above 12 volts, otherwise you might

have

> problems.

>

> Roland Christen

>

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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#11929 Feb 12 1:17 PM

Ruben,

Please refer to our technical support document regarding resetting of the keypad. You may find your answer there.

www.astro-physics.com/tech_support/mounts/resetting.pdf



Clear skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc.

11250 Forest Hills Road

Rockford, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

Please include this e-mail with your response.



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>Dear Group,

>

>Of course, this only happens on a perfectly clear night....

>

>My AP400GTO is acting up. About 5 minutes or less after I North-Star

>Calibrate, it seems to reboot, and the number 1 option on the menu

>changes from "objects" to "Startup." I don't think it's a power

>supply issue, because I use the power converter that I got from AP,

>and the same problem occurs when I swap to my Kendrick battery.

>

>Any ideas from this learned group?

>

>Ruben

>

>

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