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I have a DS2000 scope mount that has a short to ground on a motor line that caused the circuit board to burn out a capacitor and who knows what else. Does anyone have a schematic for the board that I can use to test and repair it?

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You will not find a schematic anywhere on the internet. You must call Meade directly at their customer service phone here:

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

They may furnish you with a schematic-- BUT most likely will want you to return the scope. You can also locate a local electronics technician (someone who repairs TVs or VCRs) and have them replace the capacitor.

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