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deleterman
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Reged: 03/13/09

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etx 125 hand controler..
      #5758858 - 03/26/13 06:51 PM

Hi all, was out the other night and checking out jupiter and went to lock on to it as i had 100's of times, it tracks spot on for hours..after i did this the scope went wacko going here and there.. then i tryed to use the arrow button to get back on it it worked great. but later i tryed the arrow button again and it did the same thing but not as bad the scope just went a few inches and stoped. any thoughts on this?? H.B.

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rtanton
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Reged: 02/06/07

Loc: Mission Viejo, CA
Re: etx 125 hand controler.. new [Re: deleterman]
      #5758912 - 03/26/13 07:13 PM

A likely culprit is the handbox cord. It usually fails at one of the RJ connectors. Some of the better cables added strain relief systems to avoid this type problem.

Russ


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deleterman
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Reged: 03/13/09

Loc: san diego,ca
Re: etx 125 hand controler.. new [Re: rtanton]
      #5758986 - 03/26/13 07:50 PM

Thank you so much for the info Russ.is there a way i could check the connection ? and where could i get better cables ? again thanks.H.B.

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Edward Swaim
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Reged: 10/29/10

Re: etx 125 hand controler.. new [Re: deleterman]
      #5761035 - 03/27/13 06:46 PM

Don't substitute a computer network cable! I blew a voltage regulator chip by doing that.

Ed


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deleterman
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Reged: 03/13/09

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Re: etx 125 hand controler.. new [Re: Edward Swaim]
      #5761154 - 03/27/13 07:49 PM

Thanks for the great advice.its good to know these things. again thanks.H.B.

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deleterman
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Reged: 03/13/09

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Re: etx 125 hand controler.. new [Re: deleterman]
      #5762939 - 03/28/13 06:45 PM

Today checked out cable, no problem ?!! checked out scope and arrows and speed -no problem.. will do some more checking tomorrow. H.B.

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tomatohead
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Reged: 11/21/10

Re: etx 125 hand controler.. new [Re: deleterman]
      #5763092 - 03/28/13 08:06 PM

If you are having trouble with intermittent 497 cable connections try this: Take an old tooth brush and ordinary tooth paste, scrub the contacts and let every thing dry. It gets the contacts nice and shiny. Works Great!

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