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How do I adjust the clutch mechanism on an old Meade DS1045. Cloc

How do I adjust the clutch mechanism on an old Meade DS1045 scope. Clock motor won't turn scope. David

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Contact Meade customer service, and or here are all the Meade manuals:

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

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

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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Then you will either have to send it back to Meade for repairs, or open the bottom of the base, and look inside and see if the AZ worm gear is actually meshing with the motor. It could have come loose.

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