Tonight, SkyBT is not reliably powering up. This is the first time it's ever acted this way though it *did* turn on normally to start the evening (I was trouble-shooting a connection issue between SkySafari and a Lumicon Sky Vector.) Since then, I've only been able to power it up one other time as reported below.
To date, I've only used non-rechargeable batteries and after swapping out to a fresh pair, my volt-meter showed that I was getting 3+ volts through the battery holder. But, the unit still wouldn't power up. Then, for something completely different, I loaded some NiMH rechargeable batteries and plugged in external power. After a couple of tries, the unit powered on. After a few seconds of operation, I shut SkyBT down and tried to restart it. No luck. Just for curiosity, I put the meter on the rechargeable batteries and was drawing less than 3 volts.
Since then, neither standard or rechargeable batteries (with external power) can power the unit. Any ideas??
Thanks in advance,