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Cargeena2

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  1. Major announcement for Celestron AVX/Advanced VX mounts locked up with bootloader errors!! I've been quite aware of the issues with the AVX, mainly the Bootloader error messages that occur when using the Celestron Firmware Manager. I had these issues about 1 1/2 years ago and the Celestron Techs couldn't advise me how to get the CFM to discover my telescope device nor upload any firmware upgrade packages. So I had to send the hand controller to be reflashed which took about 3-4 weeks thanks to UPS Ground. I saw no errors until recently. I wanted to update my location settings for longitude/lattitude since we had moved so I fired up the Advanced VX mount in my living room & low and behold-I had the Bootloader 0080 Error message! I connected the USB to Serial adapter from the hand controller to the laptop but the CFM would not discover/recognise my telescope! The firmware upgrade packages loaded properly into the CFM but I couldn't get them past the locked out hand controller which now showed the Bootloader 0040 Serial error message.! Eventually, I got the CFM to discover my device but when I went to upload the 11 firmware upgrade packages, they stopped in the middle of #2. So I messaged the Supervisor of the Celestron Tech Support Dept and he told me to do the following: Open the folder with the CFM executable .jar file in it and above that file I would see a folder named Packages. I was told to delete that Packages folder then restart the CFM and lo & behold-The 11 firmware updates literally flew into the hand controller then into the mount! This method, in my opinion & based on my determined research on AVX mount issues, is the easy fix for not just the Bootloader errors such as 0080 & 0040 but should easily fix the Error 16 & 17 messages that lock up the hand and motor control updates. If you know of someone that has the AVX mount made by Celestron & know they are having issues uploading firmware software or if their mount is locked into multiple error messages, tell them of the above fix. Huge thanks the the Celestron tech Support team and Tyler Michaelis, Supervisor. This easy fix should help many with AVX lock up issues! Clear skies from Carl Randall at Cargeena 2 Astronomy on Facebook!
  2. Major announcement for Celestron AVX/Advanced VX mounts locked up with bootloader errors!! I've been quite aware of the issues with the AVX, mainly the Bootloader error messages that occur when using the Celestron Firmware Manager. I had these issues about 1 1/2 years ago and the Celestron Techs couldn't advise me how to get the CFM to discover my telescope device nor upload any firmware upgrade packages. So I had to send the hand controller to be reflashed which took about 3-4 weeks thanks to UPS Ground. I saw no errors until recently. I wanted to update my location settings for longitude/lattitude since we had moved so I fired up the Advanced VX mount in my living room & low and behold-I had the Bootloader 0080 Error message! I connected the USB to Serial adapter from the hand controller to the laptop but the CFM would not discover/recognise my telescope! The firmware upgrade packages loaded properly into the CFM but I couldn't get them past the locked out hand controller which now showed the Bootloader 0040 Serial error message.! Eventually, I got the CFM to discover my device but when I went to upload the 11 firmware upgrade packages, they stopped in the middle of #2. So I messaged the Supervisor of the Celestron Tech Support Dept and he told me to do the following: Open the folder with the CFM executable .jar file in it and above that file I would see a folder named Packages. I was told to delete that Packages folder then restart the CFM and lo & behold-The 11 firmware updates literally flew into the hand controller then into the mount! This method, in my opinion & based on my determined research on AVX mount issues, is the easy fix for not just the Bootloader errors such as 0080 & 0040 but should easily fix the Error 16 & 17 messages that lock up the hand and motor control updates. If you know of someone that has the AVX mount made by Celestron & know they are having issues uploading firmware software or if their mount is locked into multiple error messages, tell them of the above fix. Huge thanks the the Celestron tech Support team and Tyler Michaelis, Supervisor. This easy fix should help many with AVX lock up issues! Clear skies from Carl Randall at Cargeena 2 Astronomy on Facebook!
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