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Can't focus the gears that are used in focusing are stripped out am trying to find out where to get repaired

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Unless you can find another "used broken" ETX of same model-- to get the focus off of-- your only recourse will be to send it back to Meade for repair--

Here is their customer service phone number-- and their manuals

http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html

http://www.meade.com/support/contact.html Contact number

Posted on May 20, 2009

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The eye piece threads are stripped. This renders the telescope useless.


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You MUST MEAN the focuser is stripped-- a new 60mm focuser assembly will cost you about $20-$30 if you can find one. Call Meade first here:
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Your focuser is broken -- you can buy a replacement here:

http://www.agenaastro.com/Crayford-Focusers-s/140.htm

and here:

http://www.optcorp.com/productList.aspx?uid=&pg=0&kw=focuser&st=2

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You will need to buy another focuser like one of these.

http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/telescope-focusers/1*25-inch-orion-basic-rack-and-pinion-focuser

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Broken focus gears


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It might be easiest to see if someone is selling one on Craig's list or ebay.  You might be able to find one used where the telescope is OK, but the motorized drive is broken and replace the telescope.
Here is the contact information for Meade:
Contacting the Customer Support Center     Customer Support representatives are available to handle your calls and letters regarding any Meade product 7:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. To contact the Meade Customer Support Center, please write, call, or fax. Our information is as follows: 

Meade Instruments Corporation
27 Hubble 
Irvine, CA 92618

(800) 626-3233 (U.S.A. Only)


You could try calling them and see if they will sell the part you need for the focuser.  The focuser is called a rack and pinion focuser.  From your description it is hard to know if it is the long linear gear on the draw-tube (the part that holds the eyepiece) or the gear on the shaft of the focusing knob.  You will need to be able to describe that to them.
I hope that helps.

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Stripped gears on the focuser


Meade will not have parts, focusers are always replaced as an entire unit-- but if the mirror is still good you can buy a replacement focuser here:

http://www.telescope.com/Accessories/Telescope-Focusers/pc/3/51.uts

and here:

http://www.optcorp.com/ProductList.aspx?uid=105-175-343



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