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#1 gfamily

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 03:21 PM

Telescope: Meade LS8

I accidentally left my red dot finder switched on when putting the 'scope away. It's now not working - even after replacing the battery.

Is it likely it will have 'burned out', or is it more likely a faulty RDF - (i.e. it should be able to be kept switched on)

#2 MistrBadgr

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:12 PM

I have not heard of burning out one of the red dot finders, but I guess I do not have any reason to think that it could not happen.

Normally, the red dot finder comes back to life with a new battery.

Just as a guess, check in the instructions and see if a battery orientation is shown. Check your scope and make sure the battery is oriented correctly.

Bill Steen
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