Anyone do a Minitower upgrade themselves?
Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:49 AM
Thanks - Mike
Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:41 PM
Let us know how you make out and upload pictures!
Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:21 PM
My biggest reason for asking if someone has done this is looking for pitfalls, advice and hindsight. Also, I've seen several people around the forums who have opted for the "upgrade" package; I'm trying to decide if they went that route more for peace of mind or if it was a true neccesity for their application. If it seems to be a neccesity I'll make the changes myself and avoid the ~50% increase in cost incurred by farming it out to a 3d party.
I hope this all makes sense...
Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:11 AM
Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:48 AM
I'm in S. Florida so I don't worry and/or pay attention to certain things. Grease is something I worry about when something starts to "stick" or "seize up."
I'm curious as to how things are in the mount to be honest. I did take a look at the GPS module since that was an original source of concern for me. However, everything was in place. Nicely I might add. I've been in the electronics/computer business ALL my life and I can spot 'so-so' work and nice work. This mount seems nice...at least compared to some chinese mounts I seen/owned.
Anyway, if I get a chance I will give you my .02 on what's going on inside.
Posted 17 June 2009 - 12:17 PM
Rick - thanks again, any info you can provide from looking at yours would be welcomed... if I do this I want to have as much info up front as possible. What kind of OTA are you using on yours, and did you have the poor conx problem on the gps module that I've read about?
Posted 17 June 2009 - 03:07 PM
Posted 17 June 2009 - 07:19 PM
I did not have any GPS issues. Darn thing works great! I use 3 scopes on it...a William Optics ZS II 80...TMB 92SS and a celestron 6" sct. All work fine.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 05:10 AM
Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:30 PM