I'm new to this forum and would like to discuss a problem
I'm having with my Meade 10" LX50 SCT telescope.
Recently, we moved to central Florida. The telescope was stored in
the Meade cloth carrying case with foam protection inside. In
the process of setting up the telescope I encountered my problem.
The fork arms are not able to rotate on the R.A. setting circle.
The R.A. Lock is in the open position (all the way to the right).
The R.A. Slow Motion control knob also resisted hand turning.
When powered up, all of the electronic devices work just fine.
I removed the plate from the underside of the Drive Base, inspected the worm
drive and it has ample lubricant around the teeth. The Declination
Slow-Motion control knob works without difficulty.
I contacted Meade and they were not able to help, as the telescope is
20+ years old. They suggested I contact a site like yours for comments.
Thanks for your feedback!