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ETX90 Maintenance

Started by ddezarov, 03/27/2008 07:25PM
Posted 03/27/2008 07:25PM Opening Post
I recently purchased Meade ETX90 from a colleague who works across the country. The scope did arrive in one piece, however, the Duracell batteries left installed in it had corroded over time [yes, Duracell can corrode, too!]. The scope functions fine under 12DC power. I am interested in cleaning up the contacts as best as possible, to prevent the spread of corrosion to the critical electronic components. I can do some of this by cleaning the exposed part of the battery contacts. I would like to disassemble the base & clean the opposite side of the contacts as well.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Anyone with any experience disassembling an ETX90?

Thanks,
Dan
Posted 03/27/2008 08:41PM | Edited 03/27/2008 08:44PM #1
Dan, look around this site.. probably the best ETX Technical Resource on the Net... 8)

http://www.weasner.com/etx/techtips.html


Good luck!

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
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