Question about Meade LX200GPS Telescope
My Meade 10" LX200 that I had in storage for a couple of years keeps running when I turn it on. I plugged the power system in and when I turned the power on it keeps running. The tube wants to spin around and rotate and will go around and around until I turn the power off. I called Meade and they had no idea what was wrong and don't cary parts for that model any longer. Any ideas?
The older Lx200's go into tracking mode when turned on if they are not recieving a signal from the handbox. It does this on purpose so you can use the telescope without the handbox and still track sky objects. If it is still doing this with the handbox plugged in then you have a bad chip in the electronics and Meade is notorious for not having parts for their older telescopes. Don't send it in to them to repair. It will cost you a fortune to mail back and forth and they still can't repair most electronic problems with their older scopes(from my personal experience).
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
Ifg lucky your seeing an open in the cables going to dec motor or ra if your cable is bad replace search mpmug for runaway dec or ra to see this documented
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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