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I have stripped gears in the mounting that moves the telescope vertical. Can I buy new gears or do I need to buy a new tri-pod?

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Contact Meade to see if they have repair parts:

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

Posted on Oct 18, 2010

  • talx2angls Nov 23, 2013

    Wondering if this is the same problem I have. Bought used, turned on to calibrate. Moves vertical all on its own, until it's fully vertical, and the motor just spins. Then occationally it will stop, or get stuck and I'll have to give it a nudge.

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