I have a Meade ETX-125 bought about 2007. Recently the RA drive has given problems with set up, running into the stops. Now the telescope will only turn 312 degrees by hand rather than the 2 1/2 revolutions. Meade USA cannot help, Meade UK (I live in London) have not imported these telescopes and have no spares.
I saw a video about dismantling the base plate of the ETX to access the motor drive, but I believe the RA ring is located on the other side (ie underneath the motor as seen from the opened base. Is this correct? And has anyone tried to correct this problem?
Needless to say the optics are wonderful: pity about the drive.