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#1 arshadwm

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Posted 04 October 2022 - 05:17 PM

I have a ZWO EAF focuser. Suddenly it has stopped moving. I can only hear beep abound when I press the wired remote button but it looks like it’s jammed. Any remedy ? I tried to open but inside motor is sealed. 



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Posted 04 October 2022 - 05:20 PM

Is it still connected to the focuser? Also, are you at the end of the counter 0 or 60000? Try reseting the counter to something in the middle like 30000


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Posted 04 October 2022 - 05:48 PM

+1 on the end of travel solution.  Download the ASI Studio SW and check to see what the max steps setting is.  Make sure it is set to a VERY large number like 65,000.  The run the focuser in and out to see if you are indeed at end of travel.

 

Good luck.

 

Tom


Edited by santafe retiree, 04 October 2022 - 05:54 PM.


#4 matt_astro_tx

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Posted 04 October 2022 - 06:21 PM

Sounds like a software/setting problem as others have suggested.



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Posted 04 October 2022 - 06:24 PM

As others have stated. The count goes from 0 - 65000. You can always make 65000 the new 0, and continue to travel, but it will only go from 0 - x (where x is whatever you set the limit at, upto 65000)



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Posted 04 October 2022 - 06:27 PM

I have a ZWO EAF focuser. Suddenly it has stopped moving. I can only hear beep abound when I press the wired remote button but it looks like it’s jammed. Any remedy ? I tried to open but inside motor is sealed. 

Also from your profile pic, it looks like you have a SCT. This focuser doesn't play nice with SCTs. If the counter is indeed at end-of-range (and not actually a hardware problem), as @Stevemr2t stated, you may need to keep resetting it back to 0 several times to get in focus. 


Edited by hyiger, 04 October 2022 - 06:27 PM.



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