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I have a Meade ETX 90 EC with a problem with the declination lock (verticle lock). I talked with a Meade tech rep who said to remove the know, but it will not come off. He also said they no longer stock parts. So, how to remove the know and once that is off, what can be done?

Posted by jhoff on Apr 24, 2008

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I have a Meade ETX 90 EC with a problem with the declination lock (verticle lock). I talked with a Meade tech rep who said to remove the know, but it will not come off. He also said they no longer stock parts. So, how to remove the know and once that is off, what can be done?

Try holding the metal ring with the down and twisting the dial to the left independently
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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:
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Most repairs will be MORE than the telescope is worth.You can buy these used (and working) on from time to time for under $200.Meade will repair this for about $175. So it makes no sense. The only thing I would try is a new hand controller cable. If it still does not work then you may be able to seell it for parts on
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