STXL-11002 not exposing

Discussion in 'STX and STXL' started by Herbert Sauber, Apr 13, 2019 at 12:44 PM.

  1. Herbert Sauber

    Herbert Sauber Cyanogen Customer

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    My STXL-1102 gives a strange looking frame (see attached file) only when connected to a Lenovo T61 notebook running Windows 8.1. The same notebook worked fine with the same camera for over a year and still does so when connected to my ST-10 or an STT-8300. The STXL-11002 behaves normally on two other notebooks. When I use the Ethernet connection instead of the usual USB, imaging works, but guiding gets interrupted after three cycles.
    Any ideas what may cause these problems?
     

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  2. Doug

    Doug Staff Member

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    First step is to upgrade your drivers and camera firmware.

    Download the latest version of SBIG Driver Checker (don't use an old version - it has been improved) from:

    ftp://ftp.sbig.com/pub/SetupDriverChecker64.exe

    Then use it to update your camera drivers.

    Next use it to upgrade your firmware. Do not interrupt the firmware upgrade process because it could brick your camera.

    Finally update your MaxIm DL software.

    I expect one of the above will resolve the problem.
     
  3. Herbert Sauber

    Herbert Sauber Cyanogen Customer

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    Thanks for your prompt answer. A pity, I did not think of updating the camera firmware. Unfortunately I am already on my way back home to Germany from my remote observatory in the namibian mountains. The camera is in my rucksack. So the final test, if I get it fixed, will have to wait until my next trip to Namibia in autumn. Anyway, many thanks for your support.
     

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