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Broken part the fixing of the telescope to tripod has snapped. is it possible to get a replacement part

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Re: broken part

Gennerally no. Most mounts are now made in Asia and there is no parts support. I and and few others ( cannibalize used stuff for parts, but that's about it. HTH, Geo.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

Re: broken part

I had the same problem. My fix was to take the mount off, and take the short screw that went in where the plastic threads in the mount had broke off to the hardware store and get a nut that it fit. Remove the broken plastic out from under the rubber pad and epoxied the metal nut there. After regluing the rubber pad back down you can't even see that it has been repaired and It appears to be stronger than new. 5 minute epoxy at the hardware store works and gets you back to being able to use the scope quickly. Don't glue the bolt in, just the nut. I filled the space around the outside of the nut with epoxy too. That's probably why the mount is much stiffer now (less vibration than when new).

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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