I have an LS8 that i had out last week and right in the middle of observing the telescope locked up and refused to do anything. After getting the scope home and thoroughly dried out (we had a very heavy dew that night) I found the scope would switch on, the power switch is lit, the hand controller beeps, but there is only a background red glow on the handset and no menu, no letters no nothing. I also hear no audio playing so the automatic media does not appear to start.
I have had this scope returned to Meade early this year to repair a firmware issue. I have had it out a couple of times since it has returned and have been fairly happy with it's performance (though it still has the firmware error splash screen that goes away after you scroll through).
I am hoping that this is a problem with the hand controller and not the scope itself.
If anyone has any ideas as to the source of this problem, and if it is the handset, are they available second hand and if so how much?
Thanks for your time and consideration,
Clear Skies and I hope to be out under them again soon.