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    Default places/persons recommended for mount tune-ups or repairs?



    I'm in London, and last year I purchased a used eq5 mount, and while its in decent shape, I feel as though it could use a good tune-up or possible repair. I get a lot of lag in my motors when trying to make adjustments with the controller.

    I also need my polar scope calibrated. and it seems like one or two of the allen screws have rounded out and I can't really adjust it. and when I tried I think I made things worse, I've read the howto's over and over but when push comes to shove I think someone should set it up so I know it's set right and I can make small adjustments as needed later. bottom line, I think it'd be best to have a pro go over the mount and get things up to a good working order so I know how things should operate..

    so if anyone has any shops or people to recommend that do such a great service, please let me know.
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    This can be done by you. Just read several web sites that show how to tune up the mount.

    Here:
    HEQ5 Strip Down Guide

    and here
    Astronomy Boy: CG-5 Mount Improvements

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    thanks, I think I remember stumbling on these and it was above my skill level at the time, I'll read over them again and maybe it is something I can do.
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    if you feel you can't,then contact the author
    of the first link.astrobaby does theses repairs/tune ups.
    she is a member here,but taking a little break right now.
    try sending her an email if you decide to go that way.
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    oh wow, good to know. I've seen her mentioned on other forums so I'll definitely keep that in mind. thanks!
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