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Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:49 am
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Post diffuculty updating autostar
I have downloaded the right software from openmoco.org and bought the right connectors from ebay, but the autostar updater doesnt recognize the com port the usb is plugged into, ive tried 4 different usb ports on 2 machines... any ideas what might be the cause?


Tue May 04, 2010 10:01 am
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Post Re: diffuculty updating autostar
and your sure you have an older 497 not the new 497EG?


Tue May 04, 2010 10:31 am

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Post Re: diffuculty updating autostar
I had the same symptom recently. It did work fine with the old 497 on a computer using windows XP, now I updated to a new netbook with windows 7 and it also said, can´t find USB port. Couldn´t figure it out so far what´s the problem, any ideas?


Tue May 04, 2010 10:44 am
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Post Re: diffuculty updating autostar
hi Jay, ive searched around and cannot find conclusive intel on how to identify the two. my autostar lights up with 43E upon power up. im suspect its the newer but holding out for definitive


Tue May 04, 2010 3:20 pm
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Post Re: diffuculty updating autostar
Perhaps this will help you identify your handset

http://www.weasner.com/etx/autostar/200 ... w_497.html

I also had difficulty in getting the autostar updater to recognize my usb adapter. What worked for me was installing an older version of the autostar updater. You can find those on the same site as above.

Good luck


Tue May 04, 2010 5:22 pm
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Post Re: diffuculty updating autostar
unfortunately I don't know how to distinguish the two! I'm guessing usb->serial compatibility issues or with win 7 on the meade end...(?) This is the primary reason the timeismotion solution is not 'future proof'.

it's at the mercy of the meade corp


Tue May 04, 2010 5:31 pm

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Post Re: diffuculty updating autostar
maybe its the usb. thanks BIll Ill try a different one.

Jay - thanks for the input. appreciate it :D I still feel its the right handset, as was listed "new" on ebay but arrived quite dusty and "used" :evil: but thats another story.


Wed May 05, 2010 4:40 am
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