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#1 DUCE202

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:14 PM

help!! my lx200 is hitting the hard stops in both directions after turning it 60 deg. in either direction ! what would cause this ? .. no one seems like they want to touch this one..help!! :confused:

#2 Christopher Erickson

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:16 AM

It sounds like something as come loose inside the base.

Time to carefully remove the bottom cover and look inside and see what you can figure out.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

hi chris, i removed the bottom cover . i cannot actually see where or why the scope is stoping .you can only see about half of the gear wheel and a plate that turns as you rotate it.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

hi chris, i removed the bottom cover. i cannot actually see where or why the scope is stopping. you can only see about half of the gear wheel and a plate that turns as you rotate it.


It sure sounds like something has come loose in the hard-stop assembly.

I believe you have a number of astronomy clubs in your area and in the greater Philadelphia area, assuming that is where you are. Hopefully one of them has a member who is experienced with the internals of your scope who can come over and look at it.

If not then there is Meade Customer Service, as well as a couple of independent individuals that work on Meade scopes.

And you might be interested in joining the LX200GPS Yahoo group, which is narrowly-focused on your model of scope.

http://tech.groups.y.../group/LX200GPS

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:04 AM

thanks for the info chris ! yes.. i`m in the greater philadelpha area...thanks again....

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

Sounds like a software problem.

As Chris suggests, go into the yahoo site. Doc and his pals will have a solution.

Good luck, Chris


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