Our club has 2 Meade 14" LX200GPS permanently mounted and polar oriented on a wedge. One of our club members was using one of them last night, and it seemed to be working fine. Then it just went haywire, and started to go from east to west by turning the opposite direction, and rotating around the north side of the pier.
I went out today, and tried to hand set the position by turning the mount and centering it in its range of motion. Turned it on in late evening, and sent it to Venus. It went there just fine and stopped, then started back up and went another 360 back to Venus. If I sent it to something in the east, it would rotate around to the north on the way there instead of across the southern sky like it should.
I tried running the Calibrate Home routine, but it would get to the stop and keep trying to move until it errored with motor blocked. It should sense it is at the end, and go back and find the other limit. So right now, it's like the meridian set 180 from where it should be. So, it won't cross the meridian, but goes around the other way. Calibrate Home has always fixed that before.
Any idea of where to go to fix the issue? I checked all the settings, and they seem to be correct. Our other Meade 14 is still working fine.