Last updated: 11 November 2008
Sent:	Saturday, November 8, 2008 08:13:16
From:	Sharon Stanfield (sharonstanfield7@charter.net)
I had been having problems with my Scope not keeping time or date at all
other than time and date I enter.
It keeps time as long as I have power on, but will default back to 8:00 p.m.

Meade suggested checking the battery....

When I unscrewed the top and side screw  of the LNT to gain access to
the battery,  keeping track of the two springs is an obvious issue, but
I managed to keep track of them.

The most serious issue is the light source (laser diode) is at the rear
and under the bottom of the circuit board.  There is an fiber optic
cable just over an inch long attached to the diode and the other end is
held to the removable top of the LNT and is held in place by in a
plastic clip on the left side of the LNT cover (Same side as the plastic
1X lens). The ONLY way to get at the battery probably requires two
people.  One to lift the front of the "lid" of the LNT keeping the rear
of the cover close to its home position to avoid strain that would pull
the fiber optic cable loose from the hole in the lid aiming at the 1X

John Stanfield

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