20 Most Recent Meade ETX-125AT (500 x 138mm) Telescope Questions & Answers

I have a YouTube video about this just search for Telescopeman on YouTube. However if you cannot move the scope up-down-left or right with the controls either the hand controller is defective or something is broken inside the scope. Possibly a worm gear is not engaging or is simply broken.


Meade ETX-125AT... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015

You really CANNOT see it tracking -- the movement is very slow. So visually it looks like it is not moving.

If the arrow keys work all is OK.

Meade ETX-125AT... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011

Yes, Dr. Clay supercharges ETX scopes--


You can also send them into Meade. Depends on how old it is and what is wrong if they will agree to repair it:


There are some big scope dealers in Europe that also provide this servive if they SELL Meade scopes. Call them.

Meade ETX-125AT... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011

The Azimuth clutch is slipping-- have you tightened the knob in the center of the base-- push the handle to the left. There is a tiny set screw on the side of the knob -- you can loosen it and remove the knob and position it further to the RIGHT on the bolt.

Meade ETX-125AT... | Answered on Dec 05, 2010

Your ETX Maksutov scope cannot BE optically aligned. Only by Meade.

Do you mean aligning on two stars so the gotos work fine? We need more information and do not understand your question.

Here is meade's customer support web site:

Meade ETX-125AT... | Answered on Nov 24, 2010

I don't know what part of the world you are in, but here is a link to a Meade service center online that seems to be in California- LINK

If you are not in California, there is a contact link on the page so you can ask how to find the closest service facility to you.

Meade ETX-125AT... | Answered on Nov 17, 2010

The clutch is broken. You can return it to Meade for repairs.



Meade ETX-125AT... | Answered on Oct 18, 2010

You do have batteries ?? or getting power from 12 volt power supply?

If yes -- and NO red light on the telescope control panel, then send it back again! They never fixed it!

Meade ETX-125AT... | Answered on Jun 22, 2010

Follow the 2 star alignment procedure as outlined in the manual.If you don't have one, it can be downloaded from Meade.com. Also, contact the Royal Astronomical Society to see it there is a local club that can help you.

Meade ETX-125AT... | Answered on May 22, 2010

You slammed the scope into the "hard" stop and broke the gears-- you must start from the "home" position-- so read the manual. Sorry but you will need to send it into Meade for repairs.

Meade ETX-125AT... | Answered on Jun 18, 2009

use the postal code entry to change your location.
menu-->select item-->setup-->site-->add-->select option 1 for postal code-->enter your new postal code-->site-->select-->your postal code-->select item-->setup-->align

Meade ETX-125AT... | Answered on Dec 13, 2008

Google (meade)(231)(manual) without parens OR contact Meade directly to request.

Meade Optics | Answered on Aug 24, 2019

Go to: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/525094/Meade-Ds-2000-Series-Autostar-Lnt-Smartfinder.html?page=11#manual

Meade Optics | Answered on Mar 03, 2019

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