Last updated: 20 April 2008
Subject: My ETX-125PE has a loose photo port Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 13:38:45 From: email@example.com Have you seen this before? The photo port on my new ETX-125 PE can come out of the scope slightly, and it can rotate as well. Is this known and is there a known fix, or should I just dig in? Thanks. Lee Jay FingershMike here: I haven't personally seen one with this problem but it has been reported once that I recall. I did a Site Search (using the Google Search feature on the ETX Site Home Page) for "rear port loose" and the answer you need was found on Dr. Clay Sherrod's response to the email "ETX 125" on this page: http://www.weasner.com/etx/archive/feedbackDec01/125ec.html.
Thanks for that. That's what I was afraid of (glue) - it was the only solution I could find as well. Lee Jay FingershMike here: Well, there is an alternative. Since it is new, return it to the dealer for an exchange.
Too late. I was unsatisfied with that answer, so I "dug in". The port is an aluminum piece that's simply pressed into the plastic - not threaded. Perhaps the design has changed since that response. I ripped it out by mounting my adapter tube and pulling. It came out surprisingly easily. I shudder to think that just this morning my $3000 camera was hanging by that thing. I epoxied it back in with a *very* tiny amount of 30 minute 2-part epoxy. See attached images. Lee Jay Fingersh
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