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#1 Conar

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Posted 19 September 2023 - 04:44 AM

My 20 year old LX 90 has been working fine using a DC adaptor cable.

After plugging it in, it was working fine, when the power and the LED light went out.

I tried using 8 C batteries (all new) and still no power or LED light.

The telescope companies here are not interested and suggested an electrician...trying to find one who will look at it.

Contemplating having a look inside...any suggestions?

 

Con Aroney from Brisbane Australia.


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Posted 19 September 2023 - 12:19 PM

My 20 year old LX 90 has been working fine using a DC adaptor cable.

After plugging it in, it was working fine, when the power and the LED light went out.

I tried using 8 C batteries (all new) and still no power or LED light.

The telescope companies here are not interested and suggested an electrician...trying to find one who will look at it.

Contemplating having a look inside...any suggestions?

 

Con Aroney from Brisbane Australia.

A shortcoming of the LX90 is the traces on the power board.  Read this thread.  You want an electronics technician, not an "electrician".  There should be someone in or near Brisbane.  Look for a "stereo repair" shop or "electronics repair" shop.  They can do the work on the board if necessary.

 

https://www.cloudyni...-damage-repair/



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Posted 20 September 2023 - 01:37 AM

Thanks...In the hands of an electronic repair person now!


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#4 Conar

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Posted 21 September 2023 - 10:58 PM

All fixed....a fuse was replaced and all working. Thanks for your help!


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Posted 22 September 2023 - 12:02 AM

Gday Conar

Just for info, there are no fuses in the Meade LX90 mounts.

A blown fuse in the power cord would explain part of it

but if it also failed with batteries, then it was something else

as they provide direct power, no fuses involved.

Either way, if its going, be happy

 

Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia


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#6 Conar

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Posted 22 September 2023 - 03:09 AM

Strange Andrew, The electronic repairer said he repaired a fuse...maybe it was something different..


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