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Quote: Swap the 2 connectors and re-test the mount. If the DEC motor continues to run non stop, then you have a bad MC board, but if the RA motor now runs on and on, then you have a bad motor encoder.
Quote:I have a CG-5 ASGT and its really a good mount, Kasey
Quote:That's usually caused by a bad encoder, which is part of the motor assembly. That wasn't too bad in the past (the motor assy used to sell for $29) but I think the current price is more like $150. If it isn't the encoder it's probably the motor control board which costs at least that much. Or you could hit the lottery and it's just a bad connection between the board and the motor and you can fix it for free. I believe that's the least common situation.
Quote:Also check the handset if its Nextstar+, I believe the ASGT should come with that model, Kasey
Quote:OR...it could simply be a bad declination cable. )