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Hand controller not working

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Hand controller unit dropped form my hand with no visual damages seen from out side. But it no more drives the telescope though while connecting with the battery pack the middle light (supposed to be in green during sidreal movement) is on in yellow mode.By touching the motor I feel the pulse that the controller delivers to the motor but very unfortunately it is not driving the telescope. Can you provide the circuit diagram? I've purchased this telescope last year from Adorama and brought in India this year.
Biswajit

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You have broken something inside the hand controller-- the computer is in the hand controller NOT in the telescope. Contact Celestron for a replacement hand controller or advice.

http://www.celestron.com/c3/page.php?PageID=37



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