Help cg5 mount adjustment skrew jammed
Posted 18 October 2013 - 12:58 PM
Unfortunately my first post had to be a sad one, but im in a dilemma. I was just gonna polar align my cg5 mount just now when i noticed that i cant really move the longitude adjustmen skrew.
I even loosened up the other one "which forces" the mount to a lower degree and made sure that the head was moving freely.
Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:15 PM
Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:39 PM
Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:40 PM
If you look at the polar axis, there is a tab that rests against the end of this screw. That tab is transferring all the weight of the GEM head (and OTA if it is attached) to the screw, making it hard to remove.
So just relieve the load. The screw will then easily turn.
1) Remove OTA and c/weight
2) Loosen main latitude screw, taking the weight of the GEM head off the screw.
Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:49 PM
I tried to remove the weights and the OTA and its still very much stuck.
I would like to point out that this is only my 4-5th polar alignment and im stil abit fuzzy on all this.
But as i understood it, if this "screw" is suppoed to be to far in, then woulnt my axis read something like 70-80 degrees? im still struggeling on getting it to 55 :-(
Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:15 PM
Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:36 PM
Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:50 AM
might help you. That is try to turn the screw "in", if only
for a slight amount. Then back it out. A little lube will help if you can get to the 'buried' part or its threaded hole. If you take it all apart, you might try heating it with a heat gun then turning it. Wish you success.
All advice about taking weight/stress off it, and getting it to a place to really see it is good.