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JamesAstro2002

HEQ5 Pro DEC Clicking sound

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Hi people,

So I've been a bit of a fool and managed to drop my entire HEQ5 Pro mount head on my foot (Ouch). I was carrying it upstairs 'attached' to the tripod so I could make some adjustments to the DEC axis since there was a slight amount of play. So I set the tripod down and bam, the head rolled off and landed right on my foot. Silly me didn't realise the head screw wasn't done up all the way!

So I gave it a test to make sure it was okay, got the hand controller out and moved it in both RA and DEC and it seemed fine.

Then I decided to proceed with what I was going to do in the first place, adjust the worm gear engagement for DEC since there was a bit of play. After following astro baby's guide, I can hear this awful clicking sound when rotating the DEC axis a certain direction. I've attached a video below to show what I mean:

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, I really hope I haven't messed it up too bad.

Cheers,

James.

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Update: If anyone was curious about what this could be, it was down the the belt. I had to take it off, flip it around and adjust the tension again and the clicking was gone. Glad the drop didn't cause any damage!

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