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Need a replacement cord for an Autostar...suggestions?

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I have a #497 Autostar with a dodgy cord, so it keeps cutting out. Does anyone know if it's a standard computer cable, or is it more complex than that?

If it is a standard item, is a cable of this kind available as a spare part somewhere? Maplins maybe? It doesn't matter if it's coiled or not...

Thanks.

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HI Richard

Essentially the cable is a simple RJ45 to RJ45 data cable but it's not a standard cable. Mine broke and I found some computer cables that I tested with a meter to make sure they had the same connections. They worked ok, but were too long and I saw some glitches. Then I tried a shorter cable, but didn't check it and I fried the Autostar. Ended up buying a new Autostar...expensive way to get a new cable!

Cheers

Danny

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I bought mine from Astronomiser. If you order one, make sure you stress it is for the Meade Autostar 497 though. He supplies different length ones too. They are flat, not curly whirly.

Ron. :)

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I've got one of these in the toy cupboard, if it's what you're looking for you can have it :) but I think it's a #494 cable

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