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When I turn on the telescope nothing happens. It's lit up red, but no message or alignment?

I was given this awesome telescope but without the manual. I looked it up on line, followed the instructions but nothing happens. However I did only put the batteries in no 12 v DC adaptor. Do I need that? The manual only says "when" using an adaptor. When I flip the switch on, I hear a beep and it lights up in red, and that's all.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: MEADE LX90 TELESCOPE

Had the same problem. Took it to a dealer and we put a new controller on but the funny thing was that my old controller worked fine on another scope but it would not work on mine. Agreed with "Guest" above - Mead's after sales service is bad.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Meade LX 90 AutoStar problem

One thing you can do is to completely reset the controller and reinput everything back into it.
If that doesn't work then you need a new hand controller.

It would be nice if you can take it to a local telescope shop and have them try your controller on one of theirs.
Tom Net

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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SOURCE: insutrction manual

Hi,
I also have this telescope with no manual!
I called the Meade customer service number at 1-800-626-3233
and they are going to email me the manual for this model.
FYI - it's now called a Jupiter 114EQ-D.
Hope this helps you!

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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SOURCE: can't focus my telescope

If there is nothing on the objective lenses or eyepiece lenses then it most likely needs collimation. This is where you adjust the secondary mirror while viewing an out of focus star. You need stable sky conditions to do this.

There are most likely three small screws at the front of the telescope and these are what you use to adjust it. As one screw is loosened then another is tightened. Do this in very small increments. If you have your manual it should outline how to perform this. If not go to this web site: http://www.astrosurf.com/legault/collim.html. It will show examples of how objects look both in and out of collimation. There is a section further down the page for SCTs.

A very handy tool for this is to replace your screws with Bob's Knobs (http://www.bobsknobs.com/) . These replace the screws and allow you to adjust it by hand instead of a screwdriver.

The other focusing problem I've experience with my Celestron SCT is to have the focus knob loosen up and then slip as I turned it so that I could never focus with it.

Good luck and clear skies!

-jodair

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Need user manual for Meade Telstar 76700 telescope

Try this web site for a manual: http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html.

I did not see the part number 76700 listed but they had several Telstar models listed and did not always show the part number, instead opting to show the model number. If the exact one is not listed, you might find one very close to it.

I hope this helps.

-jodair

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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