ETX Motor Unit Fault
Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:16 PM
Im beginning to think you and I are the only people that post here now.
Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:23 AM
There are others. It is just slow. The forum gets a lot of visitors looking at old posts. I would definitely like to increase the number of people posting. Almost all of the people who sign up, we get an average of about one per day, do not ever post. I added the introductions and welcomes section, hoping this would encourage people to break the ice and post something, but it has not been a great success so far.
I monitor the board several times a day to see if anyone has a question. Sometimes I get a private message instead of a post.
Posted 19 March 2018 - 01:15 PM
Posted 19 March 2018 - 02:44 PM
Looking back at the posts in this string, I think I found the culprit to your problem. I referred to it as an easy fix!........Sorry about that!
Maybe one of the wires slipped back into a position where it could be tugged on or something similar.
Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:46 PM
Tried to set my laptop up to run it by the #506 cable. When I did the alignment, no issues. Ticking me off now. But I have an idea of what may be part of the issue. I'll test the theory in a few days when I have more time to tear it apart again.
Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:58 AM
I will not comment, for fear of messing up your playhouse!
Posted 28 March 2018 - 11:51 AM
Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:08 PM
If it is like the DS mounts, there is a SS leaf spring that provides the force to keep the gear train and the main gear touching. If that spring were to loose its strength over time, the gears might not make good contact enough to drive the mount. On the DS mount, there is normally a popping sound as the drive worm gear pops over the big bull gear.
Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:44 PM
Posted 29 March 2018 - 06:24 AM
Either sell the ETX 60 or just use it on the 494 handset.
Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:34 AM
Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:42 AM
That is good, if it is usable and the defect does not irritate too much.
Posted 29 March 2018 - 04:17 PM
Posted 29 March 2018 - 05:38 PM
When that scope was built, I am not sure if very many people were thinking about controlling any scope with a computer.
Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:07 PM
Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:46 AM
If it is a 2007 model, then the 497 handsets should work with it. They have a socket for connection to a computer and you should not need the aux port on the mount. It will still require a serial connection to a 497 handset.
I have never used a computer hooked up to any of the AutoStar mounts and handsets, so I have no personal experience. However, they are supposed to work.
Posted 30 March 2018 - 06:38 AM
Posted 30 March 2018 - 06:58 AM
If you could run fast enough around the scope, that would give you a good panorama of the sky!
Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:39 PM
Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:49 AM
You would definitely need to be a fast study!
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