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  1. I bought my CEM60 3 years ago when they were not very popular and doubts were expressed in forums re the magnetic clutches . Mine has performed impeccably and continues to do so. I can thoroughly recommend the CEM 60. It's good to see FLO will be stocking iOptron products as at the time I bought mine I had to get it from Germany as UK supplies were haphazard and scarce. Ron
  2. Thanks for quick replies. Skybound: It wont slide out without further dismantling ( the worm will not pass through the bearings as is) which I'm reluctant to do until I know I can get a complete replacement unit. Gnomus: The grubscrew lodged sideways originally and I was unable to turn it the right up. Eventually after lots of fiddling it disappeared into the depths. So you were fortunate to recover yours.
  3. Trying to remove the knob with the temperature gauge fitted in order to fit my autofocuser. I read the posts re the three grub screws holding the knob in place but unfortunately the first grub screw has fallen into the inside and has jammed the knob and will not turn so I cant get at the other grub screw. I have spent time trying fix it or remove the knob without success. Although the focuser will turn using the other knobs (which is strange when the Temp gauge knob is totally jammed) so I can still use the scope. If anyone has had the same problem and has found a way to still remove the knob I should be glad to hear how it was done. Otherwise I think I shall order a new focuser. The part I would replace is shown in the photos.
  4. In my view the best fix for a Prolific chip is to dump it and get the FTDI chip. After years of problems with Prolific I changed to FTDI a couple of years ago since when I have had no problems whatsoever. It just works everytime I switch on.
  5. Hi,

    You have a PM ! :icon_biggrin:

  6. Sorry - just noticed web address wrong spelling. Should be: www.rowanastronomy.com Ron
  7. Hi Ben, It's around 6 years old and has used mainly in my Obsy. So I also have the pier top adapter which can go with the Mount if wanted. The Rowan belt conversion replaces the standard brass gears with belts. This eliminates the backlash and makes for a smoother more accurate control. The conversion kit can be seen here: www.rownastronomy.com Ron
  8. HEQ5Pro (Synscan) mount for sale with Tripod. Has Rowan Belt conversion and comes with EQDir connecting cable for EQMOD. Plus all other standard cables and Synscan Handset. All in great order. Has not been used for past 6 months but carefully stored. Mount in semifitted Aluminium Case and Tripod in Canvas fishing rod bag. Looking for £485 collected from Exeter. Ron
  9. I have the x2 and agree with Physopto, the mini USB is still a problem. Despite securing the lead the socket is becoming wobbly.I also had the same problem with the mini USB socket on my Atik EFW2 filter wheel, i.e. the socket broke off the board and I had to have a new board fitted. We don't seem to hear of the same problem with mobile phones some of which also use the mini USB for charging. Presumably they have a more robust soldering point to the board. Ron
  10. Been out of astro action for over a year due to domestic caring duties but now able to resume (imaging) and contemplating a new mount.Presently my mount is an HEQ5 pro which is still working well but I fancy a new mount to gain the advantages of recent developments. With my budget I am considering: Skywatcher AZEQ6 GT iOptron ieq45 Pro Whilst there is plenty of usage information on the AZEQ6 (not all good) there is very little on the ieq45 pro. Info on the previous models of the ieq45 is fairly plentiful but very mixed. The current ieq45 pro seems to be an improvement on paper but I cannot find any substantial info/reviews. Does anyone on the forum have one and if so what are their experiences in use. Help would be appreciated. Ron
  11. Thanks Zakalwe I'll try that later. Ron
  12. Just been outside as it's nice and clear but EQMOD would not connect. Reason - Prolific driver not working. As I only installed Win10 this morning I assume it must be that. Trying to find my way around System, Control Panel, Device Driver is a new experience, I,ve given up for tonight but it looks like help from Hitec astro may be needed . Anyone else found this? Or anyone found EQMOD working OK with Win 10. Ron
  13. Just guessing but could it be if you don't sync on Park? I found the same on my HEQ5 but I always use AstroTortilla to get back to an object or to centre a new one so Ive not been concerned about it. Ron (NLO)
  14. Apols from me also. I'll throw my hat in the door first next time I come in! Ron
  15. Steve as mentioned in my earlier post, my kit came from Sherwoods not FLO as I thought originally ( it was a present). My son , the purchaser, is awaiting a reply from Sherwoods. Ron
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