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LX6 motor Drive issues

I took my old motor drive apart to tighten some screws an it now doesn't work correctly. Can you help? Brian

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TWO Meade LX6 mounts complete, read listing - CN Classifieds ...


I have two Meade LX6 mounts for sale both have excellent motor drives with no issues. Two hand controllers, one is 100% complete no issues, one is missing the left ...
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10" Meade LX6 - Cats & Casses - Cloudy Nights


10" Meade LX6 - posted in Cats ... Any inherent issues to worry about ... The LX6 uses a microprocessor controlled stepper motor drive for RA.
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Meade LX6 Premiere 2120 - Complete teardown, overhaul, and ...


Meade LX6 Premiere 2120 - Complete teardown, overhaul, ... Reinstallation of the stepper motor/worm gear for the right ascension drive.
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Meade 2120 / LX6 problem - narkive


Meade 2120 / LX6 problem (too old ... I have a 2120 / LX6 telescope from which the RA-motor is gone to ... They List an lx-5 drive base for $150.Should be good ...
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Tips for Troubleshooting Motor Drives - Design World


Feb 27, 2012 · Getting your motor and drive to play nice together doesn’t have to be a mystery. Here are some of the most common problems and the quick solutions to get ...
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How to Troubleshoot Motors and Drives, Starting at the Inputs


How to Troubleshoot Motors and Drives, ... make sure that a troubled motor and drive system is ... you can rule out issues that might affect the motor drive or ...
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Is it the drive, the motor, or the load? - Test Equipment Depot


adjustable speed drive (ASD). So when problems arise, how can you tell if it is the drive, the motor, or the load? Here are a few tips to tackle the
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LX-200 Declination Motor Assembly - kwastronomy.com


This page is dedicated to the details of the declination drive assembly of ... the motor to overload ... when I was struggling with my dec drive problems.
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Hlectric Motor Drive Reliability 2013 - Gas/Electric Partnership


Electric Motor Drive Reliability Review and Lifecycle Cost Analysis Southwest Research Institute February 7, 2013 Melissa Wilcox, Brandon Ridens, Grant Musgrove, Nathan
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LX6 motor Drive issues


Go to this web site and look at the disassemble pictures and see if you forgot to connect everything properly.http://jan.eaglecreekobservatory.org/
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LX6 Hand controller....error message - Meade 8" LX90 LNT Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope with SmartFinder w/ FREE UPS


If the hand controller on the LX6 has stopped working you have a problem since meade does not support this very old telescope. My only suggestion would be to place an ad on www.astromart.com looking for a new hand controller.If the error message indicates a "motor fault" make sure you have a good power supply and or fresh batteries-- as low voltage will cause a motor fault error.Later you said it was an LX90 LNT-- ?? so which scope do you actually own???
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About my LX6, not - Meade 8" LX90 LNT Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope with SmartFinder w/ FREE UPS


Sorry you will need to be much more specific about your scope proble,
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LX90 Dec pointing out by 4 degrees over run


Go onto www.cloudynights.com and post this in the LX member forum-- and or go on YAHOO groups and post this in the LX90 forum--Are you absolutely sure that your TIME and DATE and DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (yes-no) are correct.On my LX90 the first alignment star is always NOT in the eyepiece but everything is OK once I center both alignment stars.
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Problem with alignment of Meade LX90 8" telescope


Start from scratch- RESET the hand controller.Calibrate motors using the same power source you will use outside.Re-train the drivesCalibrate sensors on PolarisUse either the 110 volt power cord, or buy a 12 volt power pack and the proper Meade 12 volt cable. (www.scopestuff.com carries the right 12 volt cable)If your scope is NOT the LNT or GPS model you must level the tripod before you align. Go to home depot and buy the $3 small plastic two way bubble level, or the bulls-eye style bubble level.Further trouble, I suggest going to the LX90 Yahoo group forum, and asking questions there.Good Luck
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When I press the mode key nothing happens. - Meade 8" LX90 LNT Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope with SmartFinder w/ FREE UPS


Nothing will happen if you at the TOP of the menu tree. The mode key serves several purposes. First it works like the ESCAPE key on a computer and backs you out of the current menu UP in the menu tree one level each time you push it.If you hold it down for 2 seconds you get another menu with additional features..Check your manual for the menu tree diagram. If you are already at the TOP of the menu tree nothing happens.If the key does not work at all then the contact under the key is worn out. You can buy a "kit" to repair the contacts-- but of course you must dis-assemble the controller.
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Thumb screws for meade finder scope - Meade 8" LX90 LNT Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope with SmartFinder w/ FREE UPS


They are 10-32 thread; most hardware stores will have something that will substitute.
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Actually, its NOT about an LX90, but rather my Meade LX6 10", f/6.3 scope...whos hand controller is displaying error messages from the encoders on power up. Can you help me? Great scooe, recent problem, no help from Meade AT ALL. Thanks, Jeff Thompson, [email protected], (336) 712-3341


Thanks Paulmo....but adjustments and cleaning haven't fixed it....and I have tried some other encoders, but they were not successful.....probably since they were NOT the exact matches to the Meade encoders. Looks like NObody has a solution. But keep trying and let me know if YOU haver some success. Thanks again. JeffTcom
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Meade 10" LX6: I need to find what color wires connect to what pins in the Encoder Junction Box connector. Appears that several may be broken and I don't have a schematic. Does anyone have the schematic for the conncetor to the encoder junction box.


The definitive resource is found at - http://www.weasner.com/etx/autostar_info.html scroll down to the bottom of the page, you'll find more info than you expected (or wanted).
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My great Meade LX6 10 ", F/6.3 scope...has developed a vexing problem in the hand paddle controller attached to the RA & DEC encoders. After starting to initialize or boot up....it suddenly goes to ERR message, instead of displaying the coordinates. Meade, of course, disavowes any help under what was termed a "life-time"warranty when I bought the scope. Suspecting an encoder I've tried to locate a replacement for the RA, where initialization reportely begins, but can't locate a match. I've also swapped the identical DEC encorderinto the RA position...but the Error persists. Parhaps the flaw is somewhere else...but only weeks ago, it was all running just fine. CAn you offer any help or suggestions. Thanks, Jeff Thompson, [email protected], (336) 712-3341


My scope sat in a basement for years and when I started it up I got an error the same as you discribe. Through sear luck I found it to be a bad connection where the encoder wire pluged into the battery box.
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