ETX-125 EC with Autostar suggestions
Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:29 AM
Thanks in advance
Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:10 PM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:38 PM
Just remove the two small allen keys from each side of the yoke and then simply prise yoke apart to pop out the OTA.
Put screws (4) back into OTA to fill the holes if you decide to junk the drive like me!
Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:00 PM
Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:20 PM
Pleased to hear you got job done. I know the feeling of springing the OTA out of the forks is a little unnerving, but it's soon over.
I have my OTA on a Portamount now and it has already had more use than with its unreliable goto mount. Sad that Meade did not address this problem at all. Seems the ETX125 is too much for the cheapskate toy car components inside.
The OTA itself is quite good as you likely know.
Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:15 AM
Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:48 AM
My drive failed twice due to broken drive gears in base. Between failures I had a Dr Clay supercharge that attended to weak wiring as you rightly note, so was extremely disappointed when drive failed the second time. (Meade fixed the first drive failure courtesy of Dr Clay.)
Solution for me as noted above is to junk the drive unit and buy a Celestron AVX sometime later. (And a Celestron Edge 8HD OTA beyond that.)
Meade was my dream scope company growing up when all I could afford was a plastic Galileo replica scope! Sad what my Meade fever brought upon me. I bought the Stellarvue SV90 after my ETX failed the first time. Now that really is a great scope which cost just a little more than the whole ETX experience given the shipping costs to US and other hassles.
Posted 25 November 2013 - 11:59 AM
Posted 27 November 2013 - 05:58 AM
Please have a look at the following:
One of Weasner's web tech tip documents for similar broken ETX-125 [www.weasn...
See if it can help you with ideas on repair of your ETX.
Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:35 PM