Our 16" LX200 Classic (year 2000) on a Meade wedge, had been having an issue with the DEC, we adjusted the tension spring below the worm and it "seems" ok now, although I need to clean old grease off it and relube it.
Anyhow now that we seem to have fixed that, the other day I went to start the scope, I had it in the home position and turned on the scope. It went through find home and moved the Dec way off and then back and centered on "0" on the scale like it should, but no movement or noise from the RA.
I tried using the hand control to move E the W and no response, tried this several times. powered down and up and tried it 4 times. Finally it started responding again, but when I centered on Jupiter (no star alignment yet) and it has always tracked the planet well, but now it quickly drifts out of the FOV. It is balanced and I double checked that. We had also put a new cord between the HC and the base about 6 months back.
I am going to the observatory tomorrow to check it again. Not sure what is causing it.