Sunday, August 24, 2014

found a mess

Opened George's Meade ETX 125. Houston, we have a problem. George told me he had found a yellow wire going to nowhere. I found a lot more than that.

It looks like someone was tinkering or hacking. Regardless, it's a mess.
  • jumper connector (from interface board) to J2 on motor board is missing; in other words, the interface board is not connected in any way to the motor board
  • jumper connector (from azimuth motor) to J1 on motor board is missing
  • black wire to the azimuth motor broken at the motor connection point
  • red wire at power input on interface board cut
  • one wire's soldered joint was not covered or taped; a short-circuit potential problem
I told George it was a bigger problem...

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