Re: Dec motor problem

Roland Christen

In a message dated 6/18/2007 10:01:39 AM Central Daylight Time,
jimstar11gps@... writes:

Just got a new AP900 Goto about 2 weeks ago. It's been working fine
t'ill tonite. No response in the Dec motor (yellow Lite). RA motor is
working fine. No voltage problem, no balance issue. Also wiggled
cable connection no luck. Either worm gear is really bound-up, broken
cable, or some other electronic issue.
First remove the motor gear cover. Next remove the large spur gear (ordinary
screw driver will remove the shoulder screw). Then try running the motor with
the N-S keys.

If the motor does not move, try plugging in the RA cable into the Dec motor
box and look to see if the motor moves now. If it does move, then the Dec motor
is fine and the problem is either in the cable (bad connection or loose wire
on one of the pins), or the servo box is kaput.

If the motor does not turn with the RA cable either, then there is something
wrong with the motor itself (highly unlikely).


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