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Hand controller im looking for a hand controller for a meade lx-10

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Re: hand controller

I would check the classifieds at cloudy nights forum or ask around there. most likely one should show up.. Or someone will know how to build one.

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You can try Three things:

1. Do you have fully charged batteries-- or a good power supply.

2. Sometimes the cable to the hand controller needs to be replaced

3. Execute a RESET on the hand controller and reload the firmware--

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a blown circuit board (only Meade can repair)

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You can contact him by posting a message on the Yahoo LX90 or LX200 group forums.

Good luck-- by the way he repaired the hand controller for our astronomy clubs 10 inch Meade LX200, at a very reasonable cost.

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If it will not boot-up it's probably the main board. However, I would try a brand new hand controller cable first before I panic.

A fellow by the name of Ron Sampson can repair the hand controller and or the main board circuits. He can be contacted by placing a message for him on the LX200 and the LX90 Yahoo Tech Group.

Hope that helps you. You can send him the hand controller and the main board and he will have a look at it.

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Since you already disassembled the scope-- you can send the board to Ron Sampson and he should be able to repair it. He fixes main boards and hand controllers (including the screen and keyboard on the hand controller!)

If you post a message on the Yahoo LX90 group looking for Ron Sampson he will answer you. You can then email or phone him for instruction on how to send him the board.

ARE YOU SURE it's the board? It could be a bad keyboard or a bad cable on the hand controller. You should get another hand controller and cable and test it before you send it off. Can you borrow a hand controller and cable from anyone.... or from a local scope retailer?

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