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  1. succes Dave ! 🙂
  2. Reinstalling AS should not give you any problems, just delete the old install in apps and reinstall, but state it is not a first install, so your ini files won't be deleted. Between delete and reinstall, restart your computer.
  3. If both are connected to the internet, you may suspect they both got one of those sneaky Windows upgrades...
  4. Hi Dave, I am not using anything lately, so I cannot be of any real help, but this may very well be one of those weird windows issues. Did you re-install Ascom? BR, Waldemar
  5. Hi Daniel The current in your log files is quite high for both axes... This might indicate bad balance or bearing problems, though it would be a bit strange if that would happen on both axes at the same time. Very low temperatures may have some influence as well. I do not know what grease ASA uses to lubricate the mounts, but it may be worth asking them. Maybe Wolfgang can give you an answer. Cleaning and re-lubing with a grease that can handle extreme temperatures might be an option... Succes! BR, Waldemar
  6. Hi Sandra, I looked at the list and saw you are the newest member of this forum and being a staff member. Welcome! I like to take the opportunity to ask you how the chances are that we will ever get the promised new software or even an update of the existing software...? I am very pleased with my DDM85A mount, but not so much with the company ASA, especially not with the way they treat us, their customers. The past couple of years promises are made about new products and new software, but nothing happened not even a little notice that plans changed... The bliss about the revolutionar
  7. In AutoSlew, the software for ASA mounts, there is a feature to control the fan speed through a connection on the mount.
  8. Maybe ASA can check remotely through a teamviewer session...
  9. What power supply are you using and did you check the output voltage?
  10. That is the very best thing to happen. I am glad for you!
  11. An upgrade is available for the DDM60Pro, that replaces the encoders with better ones and also replaces the electronic boards and connections. You can contact ASA about that. Maybe the upgrade is still available, though the DDM60 is out of production. I had that done for mine in 2012 and never had any problems since. Being very happy with the 60, I bought a DDM85A this year. Could not be happier... As far as I know copying the ini files to the ASA/Autoslew file under ProgramFiles , should do the job.
  12. I think you are wrong about that. I am using USB3 where I can and that sometimes means, I have a USB2 connection on one side of the cable and a USB3 on the other end. I never had any issues with USB3 cables, but plenty with USB2... even with high quality ones. What I understand is that first of all the quality of the used materials is better, the wiring is thicker and made of OFC copper. (Oxide Free Copper) That means in practice that the speed of the signals can go as fast as they can. No bumps in the form of oxidized spots on their way. Anyway, of course it is just my 2c, but I do notic
  13. the best USB cables are the USB3 ones. They are made for higher transfer rates, hence made of better materials then the USB2 ones. Always shop for professional cables, ebay material is worse than bad.
  14. A little help with balancing the mount to a finer degree than moving the telescope in it's dovetail clamp, is to use a Baader rider clamp and stick some self adhesive car wheel balancing leads to it. In that way, depending on the amount of weight you stick on it, by sliding the clamp up or down a dovetail plate you can achieve a very nice precise balance. An other issue, vibrations, is often caused by the way the the mount is attached to the pier. If the pier has a so called 'rat-cage', the threaded ends between the pier plate and the telescope mounting plate may introduce or boost vibra
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