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I tried powering up my Meade LX2000 8" the other nignt but I couldn't. I was using a battery jumper for power and thought that maybe it wasn't fully charge so I swithed to battery power and still couldn't get it to power up. Thanks in advance

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First thing to check or replace is the hand controller cable.

Does the red light come on -- on the control panel. If yes the scope is receiving power but it's not going to the hand controller. I have had two Meade cables fail. A longer one is available on

www.scopestuff.com here:
http://scopestuff.com/ss_lxdec.htm


However these scopes do have an issue with blowing out the capacitors on the power circuit board. To repair the scope must be returned to Meade, or you need to find a local electronic repair technician and be willing to remove the board yourself and take it to them.

Try the new cable first-- before you panic.


Posted on Aug 02, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks for your quick response. Unfortunately the light doesn?t come on so I guess I?ll have to send it in."

  • Joe Lalumia aka TelescopeMan

    Yes, time to send it back for repair. By the way, never plug or unplug cables while the scope is turned on. This is what causes most blown out circuit boards.

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