Newby's question about NexStar 80GT
Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:12 PM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:08 AM
Try spreading the two halves of the pin in the middle of the power socket on the scope's base. Be careful not to bend it too far or you may break one of the pins. Also be careful not to turn it as you may break the solder connection on the inside of the mount. You'll now have a tight connection which will ... hopefully ... restore power to your mount. Good Luck ...
Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:28 AM
A very warm welcome to CN and to this Nexstar forum !
Additional to the sound advice given by "Skyguy", don't forget also to check the cleanliness of the "'phone connection" of the hand controller to mount.
In a relatively old 'scope such as this, there may be some corrosion or verdigris build-up at this point which might be giving rise to poor contact and thus loss of a hand controller power-up.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:49 AM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:00 AM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:10 AM
The pin connection and the wire extending therefrom may well be live when connected to the power source, but is power (consistently) reaching the hand controller socket ?
In other words, are you sure there is no corrosion etc. providing for an intermittent connection between the HC ('phone) socket and the feedline to the HC ?
Just a shot in the dark but in light of the fact that the HC initially powered up and then failed at the second attempt .......
Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:43 PM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:41 PM