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My Meade LX-50 telescope has developed an electrical problem. When I turn it on it immediately blows the fuse. I tried disconnecting the drive motors, and it still blows the fuse, so I think the problem is in the circuit board. Any ideas on where I can get it fixed? Meade factory customer service says they no longer support this model.

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A fellow by the name of Ron Sampson can repair hand controllers and main boards on Meade telescopes. He does very good work. All you need to send him are the board(s).

You can contact him by posting a message on the Yahoo LX90 or LX200 group forums.
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/lx90/

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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