I've put my Meade LS8 OTA in for a service with Orion Optics UK, as I've had it 4 years so thought it worth it having a 'once over' and general clean up. I was also concerned that the secondary holder was able to be rotated by hand in the secondary, so clearly it wasn't fitted as securely as it should.
I've had a call back saying that they weren't able to take the corrector plate out, as it seemed to be glued in place. They'd tried various means of prising, but just couldn't get it moved and they thought it must have been glued for some reason. It's the first Meade ACF OTA they've had which has had this problem, so clearly it's not 'usual'
Has anyone else had something similar to this?
Alternatively, is there someone from Meade who can suggest why this might have been done to my scope, and can it be unstuck so that we can properly get access to the interior?