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Most of the large retailers sell replacement focusers-- try these.
http://www.telescope.com/control/main/

http://www.optcorp.com/

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Ebay, cloudy nights classifieds, are good places to look, i used an anteres crayford focuser for a 8" newtonian. this did require some modifications to the tube.

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SOURCE: Inoperative focus control

I'm assuming this is the Maksukov-Cassegrain telescope. Turning the focus knob CW should get you focus at infinity by moving the primary mirror away from the eyepiece. As you turn the knob it should move in and out relative to the real of the scope. If that's not happening the focus screw may have been turned CW too far and no longer be catching the threads in the rear plate of the scope.

You may be able to get it to rethread by holding the front of the scope toward the ceiling and turning the knob CCW. Attached is a photo of what the scope looks like under the rear housing. To prevent the focuer shaft from turning in too far the knob should be firmly seated agains the rear of the shaft. I think on this model this is a friction fit.

HTH, George
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Posted on Mar 01, 2008

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SOURCE: meade LX200GPS telescope

The front panel for the telescope has an internal fuse. Remove the screws and look at the circuit board for a fuse. Replace with the same type and rating. The telescope has a diode with the fuse that gives some protection against reverse polarity, and the telescope should function on this fix.

Posted on May 22, 2008

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SOURCE: problem with lx200gps meade telescope

It might be a voltage or electrical current problem. Make sure your DC power supply is between 12 and 14 volts. Make sure all electrical connections are tight. Where the power cord plugs into the connection panel, make sure the center pin on the panel fits tightly into the plug. It is a Radio Shack type "N" plug. If tou still have a problem, remove the bottom plate from the scope base and make sure all the connectors are properly seated on the circuit board. Check the connector on the end where the black and red wires are. That is a main power connector and if it is too loose it will not conduct enough current. There can be enough voltage drop that the drive motors won't operate, or they will and the scope will slew uncontrollaby. Be careful handling the wires so that you don't damage them. Good luck, Dave

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SOURCE: Meade DS-2000 Manual Doesn't have info. about Meade Ds-2130

ds-2000 refers to the model line of the scope. ds-2130 the 130 refers to the diameter of the objective lens in mm. I have a ds-2114. Where the objective lens is 114 mm in diameter. as far as the manual goes everything else should be the same.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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Here is the Meade manual web site. Find your telescope and see if a part is missing.

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

and here is their customer service phone number:
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html

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It might be easiest to see if someone is selling one on Craig's list or ebay.  You might be able to find one used where the telescope is OK, but the motorized drive is broken and replace the telescope.
Here is the contact information for Meade:
Contacting the Customer Support Center     Customer Support representatives are available to handle your calls and letters regarding any Meade product 7:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. To contact the Meade Customer Support Center, please write, call, or fax. Our information is as follows: 

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You could try calling them and see if they will sell the part you need for the focuser.  The focuser is called a rack and pinion focuser.  From your description it is hard to know if it is the long linear gear on the draw-tube (the part that holds the eyepiece) or the gear on the shaft of the focusing knob.  You will need to be able to describe that to them.
I hope that helps.

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