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LX6 motor Drive issues

I took my old motor drive apart to tighten some screws an it now doesn't work correctly. Can you help?

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Go to this web site and look at the disassemble pictures and see if you forgot to connect everything properly.
http://jan.eaglecreekobservatory.org/

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