Question about Meade ETX-70 (240 x 70mm) Telescope

1 Answer

Slew problem my etx-60 will only slew down but won't slew up...can hear motor running...any ideas?

Posted by on

  • itrait Feb 01, 2009

    I just got this out of the box and it didn't work from the start. This is the second product from Meade that has had problems. I'm really getting sick of throwing money away on products from this company. And I get no solution from the company.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 3,186 Answers

You did tighten the DEC knob? If you did the altitude gears (a worm gear) is not engaing properly. You can either return it to Meade for repairs or attempt them yourself.

I would also check that you have fresh batteries and that the UP button on the hand controller is not broken.

Posted on Jul 31, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have an ETX 80 and the motor runs but does not raise the tube, it lowers it and it slews left/right. Any ideas as to the problem. Many thanks in advance!!!


Is the clutch knob tight? If it is then something is broken inside the DEC clutch, causing it to slip.

Meade can repair these -- call customer service:

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

Feb 21, 2011 | Meade ETX-80AT (240 x 80mm) Telescope

1 Answer

My telescope is only slewing at the max speed. as soon as i change it to another speed it will now slew??


Either the buttons are STICKING on your hand controller, or the hand controller cable is defective.

Contact Meade customer service:
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html

Aug 30, 2010 | Meade ETX-60 AT Telescope

1 Answer

First time using the mead etx 60at. I turned it on and set the date / time / enter. Then set it at north and horizontal,enter. It asked if i wanted the easy alignment, I said yes. I said searching. Then it...


Did you lock down BOTH clutches?

You should have Calibrated motors and trained drives before you actually tried to do a goto.

Read this manual completely:
http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/ETXtelescopes/ETX-60-70AT%20manual.pdf

Aug 21, 2010 | Meade ETX-70 (240 x 70mm) Telescope

1 Answer

Meade ETX-60 Horizontal drive


The AZ worm gear is not engaging the gears. There is a spring next to the gear which applies pressure -- open up the base and see if the spring is loose or broken.

May 23, 2010 | Meade ETX-60 AT Telescope

1 Answer

ETX 60 altitude doesn´t work, but motor works


You need to tighten the friction lock - it acts as a slip clutch.

Apr 08, 2010 | Meade ETX-60 AT Telescope

1 Answer

MY ETX-60 DOES NOT MOVE UP AND DOWN !!!!


Go to the Mighty ETX web site for disassemble instructions--

http://www.weasner.com/etx/menu.html

Apr 21, 2009 | Meade ETX90AT Maksutov Telescope with UHTC...

1 Answer

MotorFault


Hi
In response to your email the whole unit is being returned to supplier motor problem is manufacturers electrical fault the meade etx-125pe should have motor limiters fitted which stops the scope slewing more than two revolutions in any direction to stop potential wiring damage this unit does not have them or they are faulty hence motor fault.

Jan 18, 2009 | Meade ETX-125PE (500 x 127mm) Telescope

1 Answer

Azimuth motor gearing problem


Sounds like it could be that the worm gear is not meshing
Look here for guidelines in the internals

Oct 15, 2008 | Meade ETX-125EC (500 x 127mm) Telescope

Not finding what you are looking for?
Meade ETX-70 (240 x 70mm) Telescope Logo

Related Topics:

246 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Meade Optics Experts

Joe Lalumia aka...
Joe Lalumia aka...

Level 3 Expert

3186 Answers

Experi

Level 1 Expert

19 Answers

Greg Cann
Greg Cann

Level 3 Expert

1114 Answers

Are you a Meade Optic Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...