I am posting here because I have a wonderful AP MachOne mount (CP3GTO), but now having a problem with the keypad: one button, for slewing in declination (S), is not working properly. After some long period (days) of not using the mount and keypad, pushing the button does not give any response, and there is no way to slew in that direction. Other three buttons are always working.
It is only after I twist the keypad quite heavily in some ways, that I manage to get it back working.
So, I am thinking of some problems of connection inside the keypad. Unfortunately, it looks pretty complicated inside ...
Wanted to know if this problem also occurred to some of you, and what would be best to do: order a new one, try to get a fix from AP, or switch to a new control system of the mount ?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions !