scope hitting hard stop in both directions
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:14 PM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:16 AM
Time to carefully remove the bottom cover and look inside and see what you can figure out.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:26 PM
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.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:04 AM
Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:31 PM
As Chris suggests, go into the yahoo site. Doc and his pals will have a solution.
Good luck, Chris