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Set up my meade lx200 gpx two nights ago and I used my power tank , no power! Ithen put batteries in the forks, still no power. can you help me? cford@cut.net

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Is the control panel red light ON? If not you have a power circuit board problem.

Meade will want the scope returned for repairs.
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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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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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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Procedure to set up a meade 12" LX200R on


It's pretty much all spelled out in the manual. Here:

http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/LXseries/LX200-ACF_manual.pdf

You should train the drives, and purchase a separate 12 volt power pack with the correct cigarette lighter style power cable. Calibrate motors BEFORE you train the drives with the same power source you will use outside at night.

If this is a GPS model-- and new--- I would execute a RESET on the hand controller-- calibrate motors and train the drives and take the scope outside and get a Satellite link and do a two star automatic alignment.

Make SURE you are centering the correct alignment stars. By the way TRAINING must be done in alt az mode before you put the scope on a wedge-- it cannot be done in polar mode.

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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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Hi do you know were i can get the electronics for the left fork arm or electrical schematics so i can make my own version. thanks steve


Contact the folks on the Yahoo LX200 group-- they have board pictures and knowledge of the electronics on LX200 scopes.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LX200GPS/

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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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Check the time clock battery - it is behind the front panel. If it is dead, then the clock is off, and the alignment will not complete properly. Regular watch lithium coin cell.

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Cannot power up my Meade LX200


Check to make sure there are no bad connections under the swith itself. My Celestron C8 mount has similar problems and if I mess with the switch it will power up.

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