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#1 nanook5



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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

Ok I got Quite a bit of a PROBLEM!

The other night i was polar algining (which worked Posted Image)
and i was using the power adapter for the telescope and not the battery back and My dog was chasing the cat and ran straight into it and bent the 12v dc input for the power .

Now it works grand if i put pressure on it.
But yesterday me and my dad were trying to fix it and we got it so that if i pushed it a bit to the right it would stay on but anywhere else and it would go off , then we gently hit it down and it still works but it wont stay on .

My idea was that we could take off the motor and open it up , but a new 12v dc input and away i went but not the case.

We removed the allen key screws and the motor would not come off (R.A). So then we tried just opening the motor , no luck either , so i was reading up and it said there is 4 screws on the motor(at the bottom and top) so im guessing they are under the bottom of the motor , so i need to take it off the mount.

What i wanted to know is do you know how i can take it off the mount and possible fix it because im really inexpierenced and my dad knows nothing about telescopes.

Here is the place that is broken http://www.cloudynig....view-large.jpg

It would be great if you could help out!


(Never leaving the dog out with me again)

#2 Mark Sibole

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

Sorry to hear of the misfortune.Myself I have never taken mine apart except to adjust and grease gears.With that being said i cant help much but. you can join the lxd yahoo group
http://tech.groups.y...XD75telescopes/there are many there that know the mount like the back of their hands and can steer you in the right direction.Please keep us informed on your progress.


Mark Sibole
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Fife Lake, Mi.


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