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Telescope slews uncontrolably no reponse 16

Telescope slews uncontrollably. also gives a no response 16 code. The only way to stop it from bottoming out on the base is to turn it off.

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A possibility is that the batteries are low or if you have a power supply, that the connection is loose/faulty.


Be careful about running it off power supplies as A) not all plugs are the proper size and more importantly B) not all plugs are wired the same way. If you take any random plug that 'fits' you run a 50/50 chance of frying the electronics. If in doubt, buy the Celestron cable.


I had this happen a month or two back while running on AAs and it was due to the batteries being almost drained. They don't last very long.

Posted on Jan 07, 2013

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SOURCE: My goto telescope will not slew upwards.

I'm assuming the motor works fine. First check this link for the instructional video and check you are doing everything right. (you need quicktime to view these - you can download it from the link if you need it ; http://www.meade.com/educational/ds%20videos/qt_chap1.html Here is the link to the Meade warranty page; http://www.meade.com/support/warranties.html If your scope is no longer under warranty, you can get spares here; http://www.meade4m.com/4mshop/parts/ They have fabulous pictures of all the available parts - Check in the "mount parts" section; They show a DS worm gear assembly, and a DS gear and washer set. You can probably see better than me, but it looks as if the worm gear traverses the scope, and the gear and washers in their housing elevate the scope. There may be more than they show parts for. The real trick will be to make sure you know how to reassemble the gears you dismantle - take a photo every time you remove something so you have a record when the replacement parts arrive. It is not the most complicated gear mechanism, but it is reasonably high precision, and relatively cheap materials, so be very careful or get someone fairly gentle and mechanically minded. If you need help, post me some photos back of what you need help with, happy to oblige. Hope this helps:)

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SOURCE: Meade DS-2114 ATS LNT

Also had the problem. I found that the LNT did not find north unless the bottom of the Smartfinder is close to parallel with the ground.

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SOURCE: Automatic leveling won't work

you can try moving the tube back from center a bit, rotating it also helps. The tube has become magnetized

Posted on Jul 25, 2010

SOURCE: My telescope is only slewing

Either the buttons are STICKING on your hand controller, or the hand controller cable is defective.

Contact Meade customer service:
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

SOURCE: I have a Meade ETX

Yes under the rubber feet on the bottom are three screws -- take them out and you can get into the bottom. peel of the rubber feet to expose the screws.

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