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9 years 10 months ago #100940 by olympusstar
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Hi all,
I'm new to the forum and astronomy. I just bought a used meade lxd75 goto and there seems to be a bit of play on mount around the worm gear Assembly. Is there a place where I can get the mount serviced ?
Thanks
Gary

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9 years 10 months ago #100941 by martinus
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Hi Gary

Welcome to IFAS and to astronomy in general. :)

The LXD75 is an older Meade mount, I don't want to sound too pessimistic but I'm unsure if they will still service it. Many of us (I own one) use online documentation to service our mounts - assuming there is not some serious issue. Given you seem to be looking for an 'official' service the only thing I can suggest is to take a look at Meade's local dealer list:

www.meade.com/dealerlocator/#


* I don't think there's an Irish Meade site.

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9 years 10 months ago #100943 by carlobeirnes
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Hi There,

If you want you can pop the scope into us. I can have our engineer to have a look at it for you; the meshing in the gears could need adjusting if so it will be a very quick fix.

Carl.

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9 years 10 months ago #100952 by olympusstar
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Hi Carl ,
Thanks I really appreciate that. Would you mind if I dropped in on Friday morning and would you mind if I stayed and watch so I would know how to do it myself next time ?
Thanks so much,
Gary

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9 years 10 months ago #100953 by dave_lillis
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good thing you didn't bother with Meade customer service,
From what I hear, you'd have to ship the mount to their factory in Mexico to have it fixed.
Is that one of the lidl scopes from a few years ago ?, if so then you were one of the lucky ones, I've heard of them blowing up straight out of the box new.

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9 years 10 months ago #100954 by olympusstar
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not sure if its from lidl . I just bought it second hand a couple of days ago , fingers crossed it doesn't still.

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