RE: [RCX400] RE: Re Help!. RCX 10 Main Control Board Problem
- Interesting. A few years ago I also stumbled upon a website of someone who did something similar:
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:02:51 -0700
Subject: [RCX400] RE: Re Help!. RCX 10 Main Control Board Problem
I lived in fear of a main board problem, until I found this page, where hope now seems justified. Note this fellow bypassed the board, and took control of the resolvers/drive on focus and scope rotations, and he uses typical control software.
I have never communicated with him, but someone should so we capture his component list and lessons learned. Any thoughts from the pro's in this group?
I am setting my RCX-400 14" on a hill in Utah, with a 15' ProDome, in a few months.Nick Lappos
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Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 16:12:48 +0100
Subject: [RCX400] Re Help!. RCX 10 Main Control Board Problem
Firstly, is it just me or is the 'reply' facility actually duff on all groups? The one here does not work.
Regarding Meade's decision to ignore all RCX400 owners (no more board production) I believe this is quite dreadful and convinces me that it is now dangerous to buy Meade because they are clearly prepared to abandon owners on a whim. A dangerous policy for newcomers to advanced telescope buying.
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Wed Oct 2, 2013 6:49 pm (PDT) . Posted by:My scope has stopped working and the problem has been traced by a
very experienced electronics friend to be a hardware problem on
the main control board (with main processor chip). . I am not
ready to give up on this scope and the board is easy to replace
if I can get a replacement. Meade has no boards I am told since
the scope is out of production for some time now. If anyone knows
of availability of the main board part somewhere, I would be
interested. Dr Clay has been a big help for these scopes and
perhaps can advise.