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G11 Digital Drive System
      #5586909 - 12/24/12 10:00 AM

It's been a couple of years since I've done any astronomy. But now I'm trying to get back in the game. My push-to G11 seems to have a bit of a problem. It doesn't want to start. I have to turn the switch on off on off on off on off many times before it comes to life. I remember having this issue before, but it would come on after the second or third try. Now the problem is a lot worse. Maybe it sat around too long. It's like trying to start up an old car. I can't find any loose connections. The battery is fairly new. Once it's on it stays on. What should I do? Is this thing eventually going to die on me?
BTW, Merry Xmas everybody.
David


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Re: G11 Digital Drive System new [Re: dmilone]
      #5587477 - 12/24/12 04:27 PM

David,
Sounds like maybe the switch is going bad. Very repairable, You "can" send it back into Losmandy & let them fixit. Best guess >$25 + shipping. Give them a call, they don't bite.

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Re: G11 Digital Drive System new [Re: Startraffic]
      #5588473 - 12/25/12 01:23 PM

You can get some contact cleaner at a computer store. Might buy you some time with the switch. GN

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