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Meade LXD55 Electronic Control Panel

Hello, congratulations for this great service. The electronic control panel from my MEADE LXD55 TELESCOPE just got burned. Do you can help me i get a new one? Thanks, Marco

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  • Marco Santos Aug 06, 2007

    I thanks,

    Im from Portugal and i know that there is a dealer to meade. The problem is that they want all the telescope back just to swap an electronic control panel. Even with the telescope out of guarantee.;-)

  • Marco Santos Aug 06, 2007

    Hi,

    i think the problem was due to an inverted polarity, or a bad contact that was happening on the AC Adapter connector. I just opened up myself and i saw that there is a "fried chip". The reference for this chip is [ SI4947ADY ] from vishay. You can see the datasheeton this link -http://www.datasheetcatalog.com/datashee...

    You can see the picture form the fried chip on this link -http://oldfield.sinaman.com/star/lxd55/l...

  • Marco Santos Aug 06, 2007

    :-) Thanks for your help!! Do you think that is difficult to swap it for a new one? Maybe the best thing is to talk with an electronic understood....this solution still cheaper than send all the telescope to USA and repair...!Do you have an ideia where i can find it in Portugal? Are you from spain? Thanks

  • Marco Santos Aug 06, 2007

    Great, im really happy to have found you :-)!

    Im going to check around here if there are possibilites to do that. If not, i´ll contact you! I´ll be pleased to pay to someone near my contry!
    Tank you very much. I keep in contact with you.

  • Marco Santos Aug 08, 2007

    Great Help, good professional! Helpfull. Marco

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    Same problem... meade sucks!!!



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Depending where you are in the world you can find a dealer for a replacement panel on the Meade site below: http://www.meade.com/

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  • Greg Cann
    Greg Cann Aug 06, 2007

    Hi, sorry I thought you meant just the autostar controller that you can buy separately. I don't think you will be able to get just the internal controller board, maybe eBay but a long shot. You could try email to Meade in the USA & see if they may ship one? How did it get burned? I am an electronics engineer perhaps it can be fixed if you describe the fault?

  • Greg Cann
    Greg Cann Aug 06, 2007

    Hello Marco, Looking at oldfield's website he has repaired his board successfully by replacing the burned part which is the drive for one of the motors. I suggest you order the part & change it as they are only 1.25 euro here in Spain - but 30 euro shipping!! See link:
    http://es.farnell.com/jsp/Semiconductors...

  • Greg Cann
    Greg Cann Aug 06, 2007

    Hi, you can order from the same company in Portugal:
    http://pt.farnell.com/jsp/Semiconductors...

    The shipping is really expensive just for one part.

    You can search the web for a electronic hobby supplier in Portugal or maybe in a big town or city you could find a shop that would order one .

    I suggest you find someone locally who can repair electronics as it is not a job for a beginner without the right tools. Perhaps find a technical college that teaches electronics or a repair shop?

    If you are really stuck you could send it to me in Spain!

  • Greg Cann
    Greg Cann Aug 06, 2007

    Good Luck, let me know how you get on:

    gregcann@ya.com

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