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494 hand unit not working right

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#1 masonbiker

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 11:11 PM

the unit works ok for a while then after it stops any ideas HELP



#2 sg6

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 01:04 AM

What is the power source, and what happens if you delicately wiggle the connector at the mount?

If not already ask if the mount will operate at 12 volts. My #494 is a lot happier at 12v then 9v - ETX70.

 

It kind of reads that there are connection problems - well maybe, depends if it comes back on after checking the connection.



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 01:21 AM

Hi Mason, welcome to the forum.

 

Could you provide more information to help us potentially have a better understanding of your issue?  When you say it stops what are you referring to?  Is the handset blank and the mount won't operate or just the screen blank?  When is a while?  What are you doing when it stops?



#4 masonbiker

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:56 PM

the hand set shuts down. nothing happens but today I noticed that one side of the hand control was unglued. I reglue it with super glue and clamped it with tape til it dries I hope that takes care of some of my issuses. I use 8AA batteries to give me 12v the batteries are new Duracell optimum alkaline




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