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    Default Re: My nexstar 114gt handbox freezes on alignment



    I do know the power jack for that scope is an odd size. The battery pack and cable that comes with the scope is very iffy and does not always make a good connection.

    This celestron power cable will fix the problem - if that is the source of your troubles. For me it was...

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    Default Re: My nexstar 114gt handbox freezes on alignment

    So, it's 2020 and four years later, I still have this problem **. No, I haven't been working on it all this time. I gave up for a while, but pulled it back out with the coronavirus plague lockdown. Only to remember this issue. I have indeed done factory reset and tried multiple power sources, all of which were tested before and during for voltage and passed under load. It's truly a decent little scope for casual viewing with a decent size ota. Now I read some articles talking about supposedly being able to upgrade the firmware on these originally not upgradeable units, by using a pic programmer. Is that a legitimate work around? I believe I have the 114 gt possibly Costco model. If not or it isn't worth it, could I just get the pc interface and software to control it to bypass the hand box? Maybe align it by using something like PhD or phd2? Or even possibly building something like an arduino setup? Any thoughts guys?

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    At this current time, I'm seeing about 900+ people actively in the various forum areas. Is it really that dead?

 

 
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