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Hello, i just rec'd my used meade 125etx ec scope.

Hello, i just rec'd my used meade 125etx ec scope. only to find the scope doesnt move east to west only north to south. called orig. owner and he said the gears are loose. so i called this place up north and he told me to unscrew the screw under the mounting cap. so i did half way as it wouldnt come out all the way. so i retightened it. now i dont hear the motor at all and it doesnt move at all not even up n down. can u pls tell me how to fix this? as it appears to me to be all in that screw in center of base part. thanx, debbie debdayy@att.net

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Contact Meade directly. You may need to send it back for repairs. Here is the contact web site:
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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