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grom
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Reged: 02/23/09

Loc: Spain
CGEM AR motor stops working
      12/29/12 05:49 PM

I have had a CGEM for more than 2 years and it has worked quite well. Until yesterday.

Yesterday the AR motor didnt work when I switched ON the mount.
I checked again early this evening, and it worked alright. However, three hours later I switched on the mount and again, it didnt work.

Other data:
- No batteries involved
- DEC motor always works.
- Hand control seems to work, there is no error message shown.
- AR does not work either from the HC arrow keys or by itself as part of the alignment sequence (i.e. slewing to a star only DEC motor will move, but not AR)
- There is no noise at all coming from the mount, so it doesnt look like the motor is trying to move but the axis is stuck or something similar.

I searched the fórums and found very little. There is a similar problema described in
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/4050737/page...

However, most suggestions had to do with the power connector, and I fail to see how the power connector would ONLY affect the AR motor and not DEC or the HC.

Anyone experienced this recently? Any idea or comment would be very welcome.



Edited by grom (12/29/12 05:52 PM)

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* CGEM AR motor stops working grom 12/29/12 05:49 PM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working RTLR 12   12/29/12 06:09 PM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working grom   12/30/12 08:23 AM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working mich_al   12/30/12 09:49 AM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working grom   12/30/12 10:31 AM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working EFT   12/30/12 11:59 AM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working grom   12/30/12 12:24 PM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working orlyandico   12/30/12 12:38 PM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working grom   12/30/12 01:18 PM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working EFT   12/30/12 01:33 PM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working grom   12/30/12 06:23 PM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working EFT   12/30/12 06:29 PM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working grom   12/31/12 04:32 AM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working mclewis1   12/31/12 09:09 AM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working grom   01/27/13 03:12 PM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working orlyandico   12/30/12 09:24 PM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working EFT   12/30/12 09:26 PM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working orlyandico   12/30/12 09:50 PM
. * Re: CGEM AR motor stops working EFT   12/30/12 12:37 PM

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