As I picked up my brand new Skywatcher 190 Mak-Newt and started toward the mount, a loose cable hanging from the scope somehow wrapped around my ASI071 camera which was sitting on the table. The camera then got dragged off the table and dropped on the concrete patio. Absolutely a stupid boneheaded mistake on my part.
I could not see any obvious damage but when I tried to take images, The camera will only preview one image and then it will not download any more images. I plugged and unplugged the USB cable and reconnected several times. Same thing every time. After the first image shows on the laptop, the camera freezes up. So something internal is definitely broken. All I can think to do is to contact ZWO and see if they can try to repair it.
I was leaving in 2 weeks for a star gaze. Not sure I'll go without a camera. I was thinking of adding a mono camera back to my stable so maybe this is the time to buy one...sigh...did not really plan to right now though...
Has anyone had experience with ZWO repairing cameras? I'm thinking it's going to be a long shot they can do anything..