Quote:I have a new to me Celestron CGE Mount. I get stuck in the switch position portion of initializing the mount. The mount does not want to move eastward along the declination axis (mount is facing North). It moves westward fine and the RA motion seems normal. I tried adjusting the declination switch but it doesn't make a difference.I get the mount out of the switch position mode by loosening the clutches and manually triggering the declination switch. I can then proceed with a 2 star alignment. The mount slews towards the target star, but still will not move along that one direction in declination. It corresponds to the 'down' directional arrow on the hand controller. I have, in addition to adjusting the declination switch, reseated all of the connections inside the declination motor housing and reseated the declination cable connections to the mount and motor. Any advice or experience with this issue would be much appreciated.
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Quote:6. I replaced all of the boards into the housing and tightened everything down and BAM - the problem was back!7. I loosened the screws that were holding down the motor board and everything was working perfectly again.8. I tightened the board snug again and the problem returned. I loosened the board and the problem disappeared.9. So, the motor board was too tight and must have been pinching a wire or stressing a connection.