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Meadelx200 declination movement

The declination movement north south does not move but motor runs

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  • nevrtl May 11, 2010

    does your scope slew by hand more than two times in either direction with the dec lock off

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I'm going to assume that you know you need to tighten the DEC clutch knob, and that this was already done.

There is an internal belt that connects the drive motor to the worm gear that engages the DEC assembly. Sounds like the belt has either broken or slipped off the pulleys.

The belt is model and size specific, so you'll need to contact Meade for a replacement.

You should eyeball it to make sure that's what it is before ordering anything.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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