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We Repair All Major Brands of  Telescopes

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Meade  LX200, LX50 LX650, and LX750 Electronic Repairs

Celestron Nexstar, CPC  electronic, repairs encoder replacements, ETX 90, 105, 125 motor repairs,

Williams Refractors.

Optical cleaning and alignment ,  Celestron, MEADE, Refractor, Reflectors Maks, and SCT

       

NEW* Meade LX200 Classic and GPS Parts 

Please note no Classic hand controllers, Motors or Hand controllers are available.

We specialize in the component level repair of Meade LX  Series  Electronics.  We carry a supply of replacement parts for the main board, power panel, and declination board.  You only need to send the electronics!

All of our repairs are done by Certified Electronic Technicians and Engineers. The electronics are tested as a complete system and all of the optical encoders are retuned and calibrated correctly as a system. All you need to do is send the following parts:

Power Panel, Power Panel to Main Board ribbon cable, Main Board, RA Motor Assembly, Dec Motor Assembly, Dec Cable, Hand Controller, and Hand Controller Cable.  Please clean all thermal grease and mechanical grease off all components.

 DO NOT SEND POWER SUPPLY  IF OUTSIDE USA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

CAUTION: Please send MAIN BOARD completely wrapped in Aluminum FOIL  for static protection!  DO NOT LEAVE THIS JOB TO YOUR SHIPPING COMPANY.

Repair cost: the electronics may vary and will depend on the vintage and the problem's), and generally start at $275.00.  Problems other than electronics (i.e., RA and DEC Motors) are NOT included in the electronics repair cost. Each motor repair/replacement will be dealt with on an individual basis. I suggest shipping via USPS as they are the safest and most cost effective (around 20.00 dollars for Priority).

We stock most electronic repair parts for this series and will try to get your repair back in about 2 weeks    (occasionally we have to restock obsolete components and  this will require additional repair time that we can not control). 

Finally, Please include documentation with your shipment, name address, phone, email and original problem description. If your unit cannot be repaired see our special offer below.

To send a request and deposit for a repair, use the button below. 

Warranty on  Repairs is 90 Days.

 

 

  Repair deposit 75.00 *

 

GIVE YOURSELF DIRECTIONS ! 

Removing the components is easy, replacing them in the correct order is not; therefore, it is recommended that you document the board and wiring placement and removal procedure. I suggest using pictures and diagrams so you can easily replace the components. Please do not send motor springs. remove them and put in a safe place.

LX200 GPS units: We are currently testing these units for repairs and refurbishing. Some of the sub-assemblies we can currently repair. Please email me for details.

tcostanzo@astronomy-shoppe.com

New:  Meade Recovery

There are times when the cost of repairing  your older Meade mount may be not cost effective, some parts   are no longer available ( motors)  or  a system board  has been damaged beyond repair. In those rare cases we can move your OTA to a new mount, and discount the mount by exchanging your old good parts.

For information and pricing please call

603 382 0836 or email me at

tcostanzo@astronomy-shoppe.com

Meade ETX Repairs and Upgrades

We perform services on Meade ETX telescopes: including Collimation, Testing, adjusting, firmware upgrades. etc we also upgrade Mechanical parts, and replace or re machine  broken parts (email for a quote).

Celestron Repairs: All Models

Restorations:

We have done several historical restorations including Brasheer, Unitron, Fecker, Cave, Greeg, Lloyd, Questar, Tema, Selsi .  Please email for pricing and info.


* Repair deposits are apllied toward a repair, and are due upon reciept of the intrument.  The deposit fee is applied toward recieving, logging, handling and initial inspection of any instrument that is recieved.
These fee are non refundable,If you choose not to have the repair performed  but may be used toward another purchase at our discression.

 

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