Question about Meade 8" LX90 LNT Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope with SmartFinder w/ FREE UPS

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No power There is not even a red light on the side

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  • wopr22 Jul 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. My smart finder has never worked. Maybe I'm missing something here.
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Read the manual-- the finder can be turned on and off with the hand controller-- turn it on.

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Check the inside fuse.

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The light- red light will not come on


There is a battery inside the red dot finder-- replace it with a new one. Usually the on off switch is on the side of the red dot finder.

Apr 12, 2011 | Bushnell 78-9669 Telescope

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Blank autostar screen,light but no message,bought new one same thing,buttons still do what they are suppose to,running blind help!


You do have batteries inside? I suppose. If you do the power panel light should be on (red)--- if it is the scope is powered up BUT THE CORD going to the hand controller is broken. Buy a new hand controller cord.

If the power light is NOT on then a circuit board is probably defective inside the scope base. Meade can repair this but you must send them the telescope.

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

Dec 09, 2010 | Meade Optics

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Set up my meade lx200 gpx two nights ago and I used my power tank , no power! Ithen put batteries in the forks, still no power. can you help me? cford@cut.net


Is the control panel red light ON? If not you have a power circuit board problem.

Meade will want the scope returned for repairs.
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html

Oct 04, 2010 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope

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Electronics don't work. Sent back to Meade for a month. Received back from Meade last Friday. Still doesn't work. No lights, no nothing.


You do have batteries ?? or getting power from 12 volt power supply?

If yes -- and NO red light on the telescope control panel, then send it back again! They never fixed it!

Jun 21, 2010 | Meade ETX-125AT (500 x 138mm) Telescope

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How I know the red dot is working ok, is


This is a 60mm telescope not much bigger than a 10x50mm pair of binoculars. Your maximum magnification will be about 100 power. Yes I know they said 200-300 power on the box. This was a lie.

Do not use the 2x barlow. Probably be just too much magnification. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope; then try the same eyepiece with the 1.5x barlow. That is probably all the magnification the scope can handle.

Stars are always pinpoint light sources, no matter how large the telescope. They are hundreds or thousands of light years away.

The "red dot" should be pointed at exactly the same spot as what is in the eyepiece. Center a bright star in the eyepiece, then without moving the telescope... center the red dot on the star. Now you can use the red dot to POINT the telescope exactly to a sky object.

This web site may also help you:
http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=810

Dec 28, 2009 | Konustart 700 (120 x 60mm) Telescope

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Autostar


Double check the cable from the Autostar to the telescope. Sometimes the ends go bad. They can be replaced with regular telephone cables.

Aug 29, 2008 | Meade ETX-125EC (500 x 127mm) Telescope

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Power


If you still have the red Led light on the scope's body, then...I ended up replacing the hand controller.
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Bushnell 78-9945


Take it back to the store and get a refund then buy your son this telescope--
http://www.telescope.com/control/product/~category_id=dobsonians/~pcategory=telescopes/~product_id=09814

Do not buy Tasco, Bushnell, Jupiter, Baytronic or any other department store junk telescope.

Sorry but it costs at least $200 to get a small good telescope-- and the prices go up from there. Also run away from any telescope that has pretty color pictures on the box taken by the Hubble Space Telescope-- or that has the POWER listed on the box (something like 550x) --- magnification is not important...... most of us us less than 100 power even in LARGE 8-10 inch telescopes costing thousands of dollars.

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Motors dont work even with new batteries


I had the same problem. I removed the motor and drive assembly and used a pair of pilers to gently rotate the drive gear a few times in both directions. I re-installed it and it began to work again. I also noticed that the grease on the drive gear and shaft was very thick. Cleaned and up and re-applied a lithium based grease and it helped even more. Be sure to remove all old grease from the aluminium block that the drive gear shaft rest in. Good luck.

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