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My etx telescope's mirror is stuck in the down position, and I cannot get it back up

It was working fine until I moved the mirror to the down position. Now it is stuck

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Meade can fix these, but they must be shipped back to the factory.

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You need to tighten the friction lock - it acts as a slip clutch.

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SOURCE: need a focus knob for a MEADE ETX-70 TELESCOPE

You can try calling Meade here:

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The AZ worm gear is not engaging the gears. There is a spring next to the gear which applies pressure -- open up the base and see if the spring is loose or broken.

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This is a known issue with the older ETX scopes. You can use silicon sealant or a small amount of hot glue -- and just put the mirror back on it's small platform.

However you might need to disassemble the rear of the scope to do this. See this web site for instructions on disassembly.

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Answer would be too long here. See Mike Weasner's site below. Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask. I am not promoting, just a member.

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