Question about Optics
I actually found a A/C adapter that the end plugs in the 12v port on the telescope computer console, however when I plug in the unit to the wall socket nothing happens. Is there an on switch around the console to turn everything on? I'm sure the DS-114 digital telescope that I have even with the go to controller, this controller only acts as a directional device to position the telescope using the dual motors , right, or does it have go to capabilities also? Thanks in advance for your help. Don. "Hollywood"
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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
SOURCE: won't turn on
Sometimes it is the battery not holding the vharge. If that is not the case then it most likely is the adapter connector on the mother board where there could be a broken solder connection or the connector itself may be broken. I had the same problem with my hp laptop and disassembled it abd found a broken solder connection to the motherboard and the adapter connector. I just made a solder connection where it was broken and everything came on normally.
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
SOURCE: My Laptop does not turn on.
That orange light is usually an indication that the battery is not working properly. If you turn the computer on and take the battery out and put it back in it the yellow light might turn off. There is another indication that you have something in the power settings that might need to be set properly. Check in the control panel>power settings and see if the battery and power settings are okay. Also, sometimes the mute on the volume might be on. Lastly, I had a laptop that never turned on and when the hardrive was taken out and the power was turned on it still did nothing until it was turned off and the harddrive was put back in then turned on again.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
My ETX 125 did this to me,
here's what happened
I had a 497 autostar hooked up to it and it quit working
the scope stopped dead and the autostar went dead
i hooked another autostar up to it and the same thing happened
I took the scope apart and noticed that the wires for the upper motor run through the bolt that tightens the rotational clutch on the base, the clutch handle mechanism in the base sliced through the wiring and shorted out the 12v black wire onto the autostar data yellow wire, this sent 12v back into the autostar and fried it.
both autostar circuit boards were destroyed as the short caused the custom programmed microchip to burn and blister.
I am in the process of repairing mine and getting a new autostar computer.
I would recommend against asking a friend to try thier autostar box on your scope for obvious reasons.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
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