Question about Meade 10" LX200GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes with Smart Mount w/FREE UPS
I have a LX200gps 10",4.2g software, that has a power problem. It is setup permanently in a dome. A couple of days ago I turned the unit on and found that the power light did not come on and the hand control display leds were on, however no information was displayed. Also the hand control did not function. I measured the incoming voltage and it was about 15vdc. I removed the control panel Board no.(2001LX200BSE 15-3516-00-REV E) The board has no fuse on it. I metered the resistors, diode, and capacitors and found no shorts or open readings. Any ideas would be great
If it's an electronic problem --- there are several folks on the Yahoo LX200 Group that can repair the board-- go there and ask for "RON"---
You should be using a stable 12 volt power source. The only other thing to check are
Get a temporary replacement for the hand controller and see if that works-- and-or get a low cost replacement hand controller cable from www.scopestuff.com and try the old controller with a new cable --- usually one of the capacitors is fried.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
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