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#1 crazyqban

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 02:15 AM

For those of you who may be curious, here are some photos of the guts of a Takahashi EM-200 USD II. Enjoy!!!

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 02:16 AM

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 02:17 AM

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 02:17 AM

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:45 AM

Cool. Now can you take apart your 130F for us :)

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:57 AM

Wow I might be late to the game here, but is the Atlas an EM200 clone? Looks very very similar, and I am in the middle of an Atlas tuneup so I see lots of similarities.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 03:27 PM

Actually on the TOA-130F I had to remove the focuser to add one of those BT Technologies extension tubes but it did not work very well with my Mark V's so I returned it. The only reason that I took it apart is because something was loose and I did not want to have to send it to TNR.

I've never seen inside an Atlas but if these photos help thats cool. In my case I had to tighten that screw that is seen on the last photo between the control panel and the brass gear.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:32 PM

Hey Thanks for posting the photos! Could you post a photo of the worm and the opening in the center case where the worm drive gear is?

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:35 PM

Hi Sergio,

In pic 4 it appears that the worm wheel has some damaged spurs, is that true or is it just the way the light is on the oil?

What were the symptoms that caused you to have to dismantle the drive?

Thanks, I also have an EM-200, this is just for future needs if needed.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 05:00 AM

Hi Iver, I already put it all back together so I wont be dismantling it again unless I need to. If I do I will get some more shots.

Richard, what prompted me to take the mount apart was the small bolt that is in photo #4 was loose. I did not know this prior to taking it apart but that's what it was. And yes, the worm gear appears to be damaged but that is because of the flash. I used a cheapie camera and the direct flash did not help very much. If I ever have to resort to taking the mount apart again I will take photos with my studio lights and Canon 5D!!!






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