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/ Bad NEQ6 Controllers
Bad NEQ6 Controllers
September 12, 2009 8:42 AM
Has anyone else heard of this?
I bought an NEQ6 Pro from a vendor in Canada, and had the hand controller go crazy within a week. Real nutty stuff, like profound misspellings, odd broken charters, not English not Chinese, just odd. And eventually nothing but a blank illuminated screen.
I sent the controller back to my vendor, he replaced it with a new unit, and within 2 days it too went completely out. Just an illuminated screen, but no text whatsoever would display.
Upon contacting him again he informed me that the manufacturer in China has released a batch of faulty controllers. And that he had 3 other guys that were having the same trouble.
Have any of you heard anything about this?
While they were working, I checked the voltage coming in to the units, I had 14 volts 2 amps from an AC 120v / DC 12v converter, and I also tried two different 12V power tanks as well. I donâ€™t think it is me.
Might it be two bad controllers in a row???!!! Or the board on the mountâ€¦ thoughts?
C-11 SCT Orion ED80 NEQ-6 Pro GEM w/Losmandy Saddle JMI NGF-CM, Orion AccuFocus Focusers SBIG ST-3800M with FW8-8300 Meade DSI Pro Orion SSDSI all tucked inside the Blue Moon Observatory Basically more stuff than my abilities warrant "I know I can never look upon the stars without wondering why the whole world does not become astronomers." Thomas Wright
September 12, 2009 8:48 AM
Hi Richard - at this point I'd take the dealer at his word on this one... funny thing, IIRC there have been reports from some CGEM owners of apparently identical problems with their HC's. Wonder if they are related somehow?
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