Meade DS-2130 ATE
Azimuth axis problem
After experiencing the "Motor Unit Failure" error while trying to get the autostar #497 to work with the DS-2130 the problem was finaly tracked down to binding in the Az axit gear train, thanks to all the helpfull people on the Mead-DS yahoo group.
I was able to get through the alignment without any problems but after tracking for a short while the "Motor Unit Failure" error would show up.
New problem: After a dozen or so uses the Az. clutch isn't as tight as when it was new. I believe this to be caused by excess grease working into the clutch assembly. Since it is not at the point where it slips on its own yet I have not re-opened the base to disassemble and clean the clutch.
This picture was taken when I had the base open for the problem discussed above.
The excess grease on the gear should have been a warning of things to come as I have
heard that this has been a problem on ETX scopes.
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