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Just bought etx-ls 6" while updating handset had a power cut now the handset is blank and telescope inoperable what can i do to get my scope back up and running

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Read this web site -- the third post down from the top explains how to recover using "safe load".
http://meade4m.com/forum/index.php?topic=3180.0

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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