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smeadows

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  1. I had the same problems after installing EQMODLX v1.08 and got the following response from Chris on the Yahoo EQMOD group: That's odd - MSWINSCK.OCX is a microsoft activex control that used to come as part of the operating system itself but that microsoft later decided to drop. The EQMODLX installer is supposed to install and register a copy of MSWINSCK.OCX but there is also a copy in our files section you can use. http://tech.groups.y...elease/EQMODLX/ Download and install it in your system32 directory and the register it with windows by opening a command prompt in that directory and typing regsvr32 mswinsck.ocx ChrisI had to run cmd as administrator ( right click on it and pick run as administrator from the menu) in order to register the component.
  2. Thanks Daz. Hadn't noticed it earlier. Also posted my query directly on the EQMOD Yahoo group and got the following reply for anyone else who's interested: That's odd - MSWINSCK.OCX is a microsoft activex control that used to come as part of the operating system itself but that microsoft later decided to drop. The EQMODLX installer is supposed to install and register a copy of MSWINSCK.OCX but there is also a copy in our files section you can use. http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/EQMOD/files/A%20EQMOD%20Release/EQMODLX/ Download and install it in your system32 directory and the register it with windows by opening a command prompt in that directory and typing regsvr32 mswinsck.ocx Chris I had to run the cmd prompt as administrator to successfully register the component. That may have been the original issue but I didn't receive any errors during the original install of EQMODLX. Thanks. Simon
  3. I'm trying to get EQMODLX (v108?) to work having just installed it but I get the error message: "Component 'MSWINSCK.OCX' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid" I have various other components of the ASCOM/EQMOD software suite installed and they all run without any errors. I'm running Windows 7 32-bit.
  4. I recently ran through ab's guide too and didn't find it too difficult to follow. My mount does seem to be smoother.. I didn't seem to need to spend too much time on polishing the various surfaces as they already seemed pretty smooth to me. I only bough my mount in the past year so either the build quality has got better or I need to go back and polish what doesn't appear to need polishig! The only issue I had was adjusting the worm gears, especially the RA, although they are both essentially the same. The Dec one I seemed to get right fairly quickly but I don't seem to be able to get the RA one right. It's either too tight or there is too much backlash. Was wondering if anyone else who's done this strip down has a fool proof method of how to do the adjustment? The guides say that the 2 Hex screws either side of the set screw should be tightened first before tightening the other 2 that secure the worm to the mount. But the order I seem to do each individual Hex and the amount I tighten each one can have varying effects on the play in the worm gear. I know the guides say this part is the bit that takes the time but I just can't seem to get it right.
  5. Just thinking of upgrading my EQ5 scope as well and was wondering how it copes with a 200P sitting on top! I've read a few other posts that the EQ5 is just about at its limit when carrying the 200P and that the HEQ5 is more better suited.. Should I wait and spend my money on the more heavy duty mount or take the plunge and upgrade what I've got?
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