Question about Meade ETX Premier Edition: ETX105 PE Telescope
I am in Australia. While trying to do auto align, the Elevation drive stopped functioning after a few tries. I have Googled all the solutions and checked motor, gears, worm drive, wiring, all appear OK. Azimuth works fine. No fault shown on Hbx, just doesn't move in Elv. Total silence. Using PC connection, can slew in Az, but no motion in Alev.
I removed the OTA with ease and the Alt assy looks fine, nothing broken. Also verified no motor motion when tried to slew from PC.
Could be that the DEC motor driver has died. That could be verified by swapping the connections between the RA and DEC. If the DEC now moves, then that is the problem. If not, then the DEC motor is bad.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
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