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First thing to check are the hand controller cable and the DEC cable.

scopestuff.com sells these. Replace the cables. If it still does not work then it is an internal circuit board or motor problem.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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Ime looking for a meade LX200 users manual that comes with the scope


Most Meade manuals are available on their support site: http://www.meade.com/support/manuals/ . Scroll down through the list for the LX200 series manuals (in the Telescopes section). The LX200 manual is listed as the LX-200 Classic. The current link to this manual is http://www.meade.com/downloads/dl/file/id/10/product/0/lx200_classic_manual.pdf .

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Meade lx200 acf r manual


Many Meade telescope manuals are available here: http://www.meade.com/support/manuals/ . There are several models in the LX200 series. The manual for the LX200-ACF is here: http://www.meade.com/downloads/dl/file/id/11/product/0/lx200_acf_manual.pdf . There is also a model LX200-R; the manual for this model is at http://www.meade.com/downloads/dl/file/id/13/product/0/lx200_r_manual.pdf . I don't see anything about a model with both the ACF and R features in this series.

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Cindy Wells

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10" LX200 runaway motor, right ascension.Mead


The very first thing to try is new cables. Including the DEC cable. If this does not repair it then it has an internal circuit board issue.

Buy new cables first--

www.scopestuff.com sells them. Call them and order everything new.

Also a low power supply can also cause this-- and would be the second thing I would check. You are using a separate 12volt power pack -- correct?

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10" LX200 runaway motor right ascension.Mead


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Jul 24, 2011 | Meade Optics

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The motor on my Meade LX200 caught fire. How do I take it apart to send it for repair? Thanks


Meade will want the entire scope back for repair-- contact them here--

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

Jan 22, 2011 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope

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I have an LX200 12",the main circuit board (on base of scope) is blown.Where can I get a new one?


Usually these must come from Meade-- call their customer service department here:

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

Also you can contact Ron Sampson on the LX200 Yahoo group and he will repair the board if you can remove it and send it to him.

Oct 14, 2010 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope

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My Meade LX-50 telescope has developed an electrical problem. When I turn it on it immediately blows the fuse. I tried disconnecting the drive motors, and it still blows the fuse, so I think the problem is...


A fellow by the name of Ron Sampson can repair hand controllers and main boards on Meade telescopes. He does very good work. All you need to send him are the board(s).

You can contact him by posting a message on the Yahoo LX90 or LX200 group forums.
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/lx90/

Good luck-- by the way he repaired the hand controller for our astronomy clubs 10 inch Meade LX200, at a very reasonable cost.

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Bolt holding dec drive motor on 16 loosens.


You have a LARGE Meade telescope. This should be an easy fix if you can disassemble the fork arm and get inside.

First I would contact Meade customer service to see if they have a manual that shows disassemble instructions. If not I would join the Yahoo LX200 forum and look for help there with an owner of the 16 inch model.

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

Just search in Yahoo Groups for the LX200 forum.

On smaller scopes the DEC motor is held on by two spring loaded bolts, probably one has become loose?

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Meade LX200 10" SC Telescope


You have a standard lx200 problem. If you transported your scope a lot with the drives "locked" it damages the RA and DEC drives. If you keep using it, the motors burn out and start drawing too much current. This sometimes blows the motor driver chips on the motherboard which are getting very rare.

The burned out tantalum caps can be replaced with better aluminum electrolytics very cheaply. If the ones in your Autostar burned out, they often burn up the ribbon cable. Also, they often take out U11, a 74LS14 chip on the motherboard. Also a cheap repair. You should take the Autostar apart. If they are burned up, it will be obvious. If your ribbon cable survived, you should replace the caps with aluminum electrolytics. I believe they are 6.8 uf.

So, if you can work an ohmmeter, measure the resistance of the two drive motors with the plugs unplugged. If it is about 14 ohms they are ok. If they are about 3 or 4 ohms, they are toast. Check the worm drives for end play. If there is just a little, you can adjust them. The battery jack on the control panel often breaks the solder joints on the board, causing one of the problems you describe. You can check that and replace/resolder as necessary. The on/off switch often fails and gets intermittent. These are also cheap and can be replaced. I don't repair these for a living but I repair a few of them for friends in the club. These are pretty common problems.

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