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Inherited a Meade DS-2114 telescope, looking for a diagram showing the sequence of parts on the shaft of the declination vertical gear box. All help appreciated.

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

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    Ed Barber Mar 03, 2019

    I have an owner's manual. I am looking for a detailed blowout of the driveshaft for the parts on the altitude gear. Thank you.

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SOURCE: My goto telescope will not slew upwards.

I'm assuming the motor works fine. First check this link for the instructional video and check you are doing everything right. (you need quicktime to view these - you can download it from the link if you need it ; http://www.meade.com/educational/ds%20videos/qt_chap1.html Here is the link to the Meade warranty page; http://www.meade.com/support/warranties.html If your scope is no longer under warranty, you can get spares here; http://www.meade4m.com/4mshop/parts/ They have fabulous pictures of all the available parts - Check in the "mount parts" section; They show a DS worm gear assembly, and a DS gear and washer set. You can probably see better than me, but it looks as if the worm gear traverses the scope, and the gear and washers in their housing elevate the scope. There may be more than they show parts for. The real trick will be to make sure you know how to reassemble the gears you dismantle - take a photo every time you remove something so you have a record when the replacement parts arrive. It is not the most complicated gear mechanism, but it is reasonably high precision, and relatively cheap materials, so be very careful or get someone fairly gentle and mechanically minded. If you need help, post me some photos back of what you need help with, happy to oblige. Hope this helps:)

Posted on Jul 19, 2007

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SOURCE: Meade DS-2114 ATS LNT

Also had the problem. I found that the LNT did not find north unless the bottom of the Smartfinder is close to parallel with the ground.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Meade DS-2000 Manual Doesn't have info. about Meade Ds-2130

ds-2000 refers to the model line of the scope. ds-2130 the 130 refers to the diameter of the objective lens in mm. I have a ds-2114. Where the objective lens is 114 mm in diameter. as far as the manual goes everything else should be the same.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

SOURCE: telescope broken

You will not find parts for these telescopes-- however Meade can repair them if you send them in.

Meade does not sell parts for their telescopes --

http://www.meade.com

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: vista will not work with autostar 494

I did some research on meade 506 astrofinder software

Read this...

Customer Review:
Rating: stars-1.0.gif
Summary: outdated software
The software this kit comes with is old and outdated. It is not supported by Windows XP nor Windows Vista. The latest supported version of Windows is Windows 98.
It also appears that the included software is a limited trial software. It is limited to the included 3 catalogs (star maps). The complete set of catalogs must be purchased additionally at quite some expense.
The cable connection kit couldn't be reviewed because it was missing from the package I received, but keep in mind when you order this kit, that neither Windows XP nor Windows Vista support serial ports anymore. The additional USB to serial adapter would be required.

That last line would suggest to me that if one had a USB to Serial adapter it might work? but I really do not know for sure. checking into some more stuff...

Found another article that states "It requires a PC running Windows 98SE through Windows XP. It will not run under Windows 95 or earlier, nor will it run under Windows Vista."

OK I found this site, you might be able to make some sense of it. But I did read in there that they do make USB serial adapters that will work with Vista OS.

Good Luck and happy star gazing! If you find something new out there maybe you could name it after me if you get it working. lol

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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You cannot actually get parts for this scope other than from Meade directly-- and possibly a USED motor on Ebay. Usually Meade wants you to send in the scope for repair and will not sell you any gears or motors.

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

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Inherited brand new meade 114 DS telescope, put it together, but how the heck do you take off the dust cover of the main tube...I simply cannot figure it out! the customer care center not open yet, any...


It just pulls out!

I wonder if you are trying to remove the wrong end?
The end that opens to the sky is the one next to the eyepiece holder. If you're trying the other end which has lots of screws for adjusting the mirror, I hope you've not upset the delicate alignment!

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Plastic gear


Meade does not provide information on their internals. Here is a location and phone number for Meade Europe:
Meade Instruments Europe http://www.meade.de/en/dealer.html Rhede, Germany +49-2872-8074-333

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My goto telescope will not slew upwards.


If its new and defective I would strongly suggest you contact Meade tech support. They?ll get you fixed up and it should be covered by the warranty. If you need parts Meade?s web site has a store where you can buy them direct. If you don?t see what you need listed call them up and ask. Parts: http://www.meade4m.com/4mshop/parts/ Customer support: (800) 626-3233 Web site: http://www.meade.com/

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