[tas-list] Re: [Fwd: Telescope trip-up damage question]

  • From: Sam Hunt <samdhunt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tas-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:49:52 -0800

not a prob.
i have a little electronics experience.
we should be able to do this together.

I seem to recall that there's a TAS general meeting this coming Tues, at which new members might join.
if I am correct, I'll try to be there to join and meet some of you.
I'll have a name tag.
Cheers
Sam Hunt

On 1/29/2012 5:37 PM, Ken Board wrote:

Hi Sam,

I was thinking replacing the motherboard too. I will contact Meade and see how much they will charge for one. I am hoping I might be able to get them to donate one since it is being used by a bunch of students at a high school. I will let you know, and maybe we can hook up and work on it together.

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

Ken

“We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy while our fleets replaced losses and repaired wounds.”................Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, USN
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*From: *"Sam Hunt" <samdhunt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
*To: *tas-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Sent: *Sunday, January 29, 2012 9:37:18 AM
*Subject: *[tas-list] Re: [Fwd: Telescope trip-up damage question]

Hi, Ken Board,
Unfortunately, I've never had to deal with the electronics of these scopes and do not know how to fix such a problem.
if it is the board, it might be easier to swap out the board.
I could probably do that.
I have no idea whether testing and repairing the board, or replacing it would be more cost effective.
GL
Sam Hunt

On 1/29/2012 8:35 AM, Ken Board wrote:

    Hi Sam,

    I am Ken Board and am a TAS member.  I am not the guy who asked
    about the telescope that does not work, but I just took possession
    of an 10" LX200, that I am giving to Emerald Ridge High School
    tomorrow.  The telescope does not work, and the gentleman who gave
    it to me said he believes it is a capacitor or the motherboard is
    shot.  I would like to have you look at it and confirm what the
    problem is.  Would you be able to do that?  I want the kids to
    have a good, up to date, working telescope.  It is an older one,
    with the original old handbox that came with the LX200's, if that
    makes a difference.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you.

    Ken

    “We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the
    lines against the enemy while our fleets replaced losses and
    repaired wounds.”................Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, USN
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    *From: *"Sam Hunt" <samdhunt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
    *To: *tas-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    *Sent: *Saturday, January 28, 2012 8:56:59 PM
    *Subject: *[tas-list] Re: [Fwd: Telescope trip-up damage question]

    Hi.  My name is Sam Hunt.  I haven't joined TAS yet, but have been
    wanting to do this for a couple of years now.
    I retired recently and plan to join very soon.

    I am 66 years old and have been using and making telescopes for
    about 50
    years.
    If the person with the non-working telescope can bring it to me in
    Auburn, I will look at it and maybe even fix it.
    If it's a Cass or SCT and is not broken, I can align it well
    enough to
    use again.
    I've owned and restored several SCTs from 4" to 10".

    Regards,
    Sam Hunt

    On 1/28/2012 7:42 PM, mobile@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
    > I received this email about a non-functioning scope.  I asked
    for more
    > details on the scope, but it sounds like a Cassegrain of some
    sort to me.
    > I've only worked with Newtonians and refractors, do any of you
    have advice
    > for him?  I suggested he stop by a public night or meeting to
    see what it
    > needs...
    >
    > Thanks!
    > Dave
    >
    >
    > ---------------------------- Original Message
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    > Subject: Telescope trip-up damage question
    > From:    "Ben Reecer"<ben.reecer@xxxxxxxxx>
    > Date:    Sat, January 28, 2012 6:44 pm
    > To: webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    >
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    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > My name is Ben Reecer.  I live out south of Graham. Thought you
    might be
    > able to help me with a bit of a problem.
    >
    > We got a Meade telescope as a gift and at some point, I tripped
    over thee
    > tri-pod and cased the unit to the floor.
    >
    > This seems to have knocked the mirror or something out of align
    so we
    > cannot see anything now.  I cannot find a model number but is is
    a shorter
    > barrel non-digital about 5 or 6 years old.
    >
    > Is there someone you know of who can re-align it or do we have
    to send it
    > back to the manufacturer?  What would something like this cost?
    >
    > If you can help me, it would be a kindness since I keep getting
    grief about
    > it.  If not, thank you anyway.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Ben Reecer

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