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The rack and pinion gear on the focuser for a meade ds 2000 telescope got stripped. I can't find replacement focuser online for this type of telescope.

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You may need to buy a generic focuser, if you cannot get a replacement from Meade service;
www.meade.com

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The eye piece threads are stripped. This renders the telescope useless.


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You MUST MEAN the focuser is stripped-- a new 60mm focuser assembly will cost you about $20-$30 if you can find one. Call Meade first here:
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html and see if they will sell you one. If not look around this web site:

http://www.telescope.com/Accessories/Telescope-Focusers/pc/3/51.uts

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My problem is stripped out teeth on focuser rack for DS 60 model. Where can I find a replacement?


Contact Meade customer service here:

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

You may be able to buy a replacement focuser. If not many telescope retailers sell replacement focusers.

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The rack and pinion gear on the focuser for a meade ds 2000 telescope got stripped. I can't find replacement focuser .


You can possibly buy another focuser from Meade here:
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html

Orion Telescopes also sell focusers here:

http://www.telescope.com/control/telescope-focusers

Jul 21, 2010 | Meade DS-2130ATS (250 x 127mm) Telescope

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Broken focus tube hreads


Meade may sell you another focuser, contact them here:
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html

You can also buy a replacement focuser from several on line retailers-

Here is one-
http://www.telescope.com/control/telescope-focusers

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The focal tube on my Meade DS 114 has several stripped teeth. The auto-focus skips and jumps! Where can I find a replacement part (Meade no longer carries them) OR how can I repair this; ie, create new...


You will need to buy another focuser like one of these.

http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/telescope-focusers/1*25-inch-orion-basic-rack-and-pinion-focuser

http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/telescope-focusers/2-inch-orion-crayford-style-telescope-focuser

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Meade DS2102 Telescope lost teeth for focusing in and out


It might be easiest to see if someone is selling one on Craig's list or ebay.  You might be able to find one used where the telescope is OK, but the motorized drive is broken and replace the telescope.
Here is the contact information for Meade:
Contacting the Customer Support Center     Customer Support representatives are available to handle your calls and letters regarding any Meade product 7:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. To contact the Meade Customer Support Center, please write, call, or fax. Our information is as follows: 

Meade Instruments Corporation
27 Hubble 
Irvine, CA 92618

(800) 626-3233 (U.S.A. Only)


You could try calling them and see if they will sell the part you need for the focuser.  The focuser is called a rack and pinion focuser.  From your description it is hard to know if it is the long linear gear on the draw-tube (the part that holds the eyepiece) or the gear on the shaft of the focusing knob.  You will need to be able to describe that to them.
I hope that helps.

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You can send it to Meade -- but very expensive-- or you can buy a complete new focuser from these people-

http://www.optcorp.com/

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Meade DS-2000 Manual Doesn't have info. about Meade Ds-2130


ds-2000 refers to the model line of the scope. ds-2130 the 130 refers to the diameter of the objective lens in mm. I have a ds-2114. Where the objective lens is 114 mm in diameter. as far as the manual goes everything else should be the same.

Dec 07, 2008 | Meade DS-2130ATS (250 x 127mm) Telescope

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Stripped gears on the focuser


Meade will not have parts, focusers are always replaced as an entire unit-- but if the mirror is still good you can buy a replacement focuser here:

http://www.telescope.com/Accessories/Telescope-Focusers/pc/3/51.uts

and here:

http://www.optcorp.com/ProductList.aspx?uid=105-175-343



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