Question about Bushnell Voyager 78-9565 (120 x 60mm) Telescope

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The rack and pinion focus mechanism has broken. Both focus wheels have broke off. It was not dropped or mistreated in any way. How do I get it fixed? It has a limited lifetime guarrantee but I've had no answer from Bushnell (I contacted them direct)

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You can buy another focuser from many online retailers here are two:

http://agenaastro.com/parts-accessories/focusers-accessories.html?SID=sec3c8oei3jjgitd04kestotj1

http://www.optcorp.com/category.aspx?uid=105-175

You can also contact Bushnell customer service and see if they will sell you this part:

Here:
http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-warranty.html

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Rack & pinon focusing mechanism

You can buy parts and get repairs on this web site:

http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-warranty.html

Posted on Jan 30, 2011

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Posted on Feb 06, 2011

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SOURCE: Rack and Pinion

Yes you can -- several different telescope retailers sell focuser here is one:

http://www.telescope.com/Accessories/Telescope-Focusers/pc/3/51.uts

You must buy the correct size that will fit your tube.

Posted on Jul 31, 2011

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