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The vertical lock knob on my Meade ETX-70AT was over tightened and is broken. I contacted Meade and was told that they no longer stock this part. Looking for a source for the part.

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You might be able to drill a hole through the plastic knob and use a washer and a bolt to hold the screw tight. Or do something like this fix:

http://www.schlatter.org/Dad/Astronomy/etx90decknb.htm

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Anyone know where to find a replacement VERTICAL LOCK KNOB for a Meade ETX-70? Or what fix might work instead?


Look at the link below for a FIX for a broken Dec knob. This is a common problem so once it is fixed do NOT overtighten.

See this:
http://www.schlatter.org/Dad/Astronomy/etx90decknb.htm

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I have a Meade ETX-90/ec telescope, the verticle lock knob will not thighten. It appears to be stripped. how can I fix it? Where can I get a parts list? Thank you


The bolt is stripped away from the plastic knob-- TAKE THE vertical lock knob off and inspect the bolt head-- you can use a STRONG glue to fix it -- epoxy or something similar.

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Adjustment lever part is for the ETX 60AT tripod leg. Two of three are okay but the third is broken. Never been out of the box.


Contact Meade directly for any replacement parts. You might also find something at a well stocked hardware store that will also work.

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

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First time using the mead etx 60at. I turned it on and set the date / time / enter. Then set it at north and horizontal,enter. It asked if i wanted the easy alignment, I said yes. I said searching. Then it...


Did you lock down BOTH clutches?

You should have Calibrated motors and trained drives before you actually tried to do a goto.

Read this manual completely:
http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/ETXtelescopes/ETX-60-70AT%20manual.pdf

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My Meade ETX-125EC Telescope has a broken horizontal lock lever where can I get a replacement? thanks


Meade can probably sell you one :
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html

You might also find something that would work to tighten it at a well stocked hardware store.

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Vertical adjustment/lock knob is broken-any ideas how


You can do a do it yourself repair.
http://www.weasner.com/etx/techtips.html


and or call Meade and see if you can order a new part.

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

Oct 13, 2009 | Meade ETX-80AT (240 x 80mm) Telescope

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I have a Meade ETX-90EC. I cannot tighten the vertical lock to engage the motor. Motor works fine (I think, I can hear it turning) but the knobbed dial just keeps turning (clockwise) and never seems to...


It's a simple solution!
Take the knob off, and use a simple washer, will will hold up in between the plastic and metal surfaces.
This should be your solution!

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