Question about Meade Optics
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: meade LX200GPS telescope
The front panel for the telescope has an internal fuse. Remove the screws and look at the circuit board for a fuse. Replace with the same type and rating. The telescope has a diode with the fuse that gives some protection against reverse polarity, and the telescope should function on this fix.
Posted on May 22, 2008
It might be a voltage or electrical current problem. Make sure your DC power supply is between 12 and 14 volts. Make sure all electrical connections are tight. Where the power cord plugs into the connection panel, make sure the center pin on the panel fits tightly into the plug. It is a Radio Shack type "N" plug. If tou still have a problem, remove the bottom plate from the scope base and make sure all the connectors are properly seated on the circuit board. Check the connector on the end where the black and red wires are. That is a main power connector and if it is too loose it will not conduct enough current. There can be enough voltage drop that the drive motors won't operate, or they will and the scope will slew uncontrollaby. Be careful handling the wires so that you don't damage them. Good luck, Dave
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
Check for binding in the gears; my 10" had aluminium chips in the fork base that jammed the gear. Cured by removing the RA manual adjust assembly - was useless anyway, as it could only be used with the RA unlocked. One setscrew in the fork base holds it in place,just loosen and pull up.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
The main board is inside the base. You may have accidentally unplugged a wire to the board while you were installing the gears.
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
Testimonial: "No didn't fix problem. Called Pete at Peterson Engineering and he suggested a few things to check but didn't fix problem.Sent scope to Meade repair."
You might find one USED on astromart.com and or on the classified at www.cloudynights.com.
You can also try a few Meade dealers that may have one here is one dealer:
Posted on Feb 26, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 12, 2013 | Optics
Apr 12, 2011 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Oct 02, 2010 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Sep 30, 2010 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
May 28, 2010 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Apr 15, 2010 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Nov 09, 2009 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Aug 16, 2009 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
Apr 03, 2009 | Meade LX200GPS Telescope
66 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!