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I just purchased a northstar, goto telescope, model 78-8876. I purchased it second hand. When I try to turn on the power on, I have to keep the power button pressed down to have power, I let go, the power go's out. But even while I have the button pressed, I can't get the telescope to respond, or move. The remote will be lit up, and I can go through the set up, but its as if the telescope itself doesn't get power. Keeping in mind, I'm doing this with the power button manually pressed in all the time. I do have a new energizer battery in the unit..... Any suggestions? Thanks.....

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Obviously either your hand controller is broken and or a circuit inside the scope.

Here is Bushnell's repair web site:

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