Maintenance and servicing – iOptron SMARTSTAR IEQ45TM User Manual

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6. Maintenance and Servicing

6.1. Maintenance

The iEQ45


mount is designed to be maintenance free. Do not overload the mount. Do not drop the

mount, this will damage the mount or degrade the GOTO tracking accuracy permanently. Use a wet cloth to
clean the mount and hand controller. Do not use solvent.

If your mount is not to be used for an extended period, dismount the OTAs and counterweight(s).

6.2. iOptron Customer Service

If you have any question concerning your mount, contact iOptron Customer Service Department.

Customer service hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. In the unlikely
event that the mount requires factory servicing or repairing, write or call iOptron Customer Service
Department first to receive an RMA# before returning the mount to the factory. Please provide details as to
the nature of the problem as well as your name, address, e-mail address, purchase info and daytime
telephone number. We have found that most problems can be resolved by e-mails or telephone calls. So
please contact iOptron first to avoid returning the mount for repair.

It is strongly suggested that to send technical questions to

[email protected]

, or call in the U.S.


6.3. Product End of Life Disposal Instructions

This electronic product is subject to disposal and recycling regulations that vary by

country and region. It is your responsibility to recycle your electronic equipment per your local
environmental laws and regulations to ensure that it will be recycled in a manner that protects
human health and the environment. To find out where you can drop off your waste equipment
for recycling, please contact your local waste recycle/disposal service or the product

6.4. Battery Replacement and Disposal Instructions

Battery Disposal- Batteries contain chemicals that, if released, may affect the

environment and human health. Batteries should be collected separately for recycling, and
recycled at a local hazardous material disposal location adhering to your country and local
government regulations. To find out where you can drop off your waste battery for recycling,
please contact your local waste disposal service or the product representative.