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Remote Positioner Motor Home Repair Guide

The remote positioner for Lynx photo-finish cameras is a popular add-on that allows for the remote adjustment of cameras from within the FinishLynx software. The remote positioner contains small motors that enable the camera to tilt, swivel, or pan while mounted atop a tripod. In some cases—especially during tight storage—a motor can be broken and will require repair. If you have a broken positioner motor, Lynx will send you the replacement and you can complete the repair at your own convenience. Rather than sending your positioner back to Lynx, you can save time and money by replacing the motor(s) yourself. The process is very straightforward. After receiving your replacement motors, please follow the steps below. 

To begin, find yourself a work area that is flat, clutter-free, and well-lit. 

Necessary Tools:

  • 1/4″ socket driver
  • 3/16″ socket driver
  • Medium Phillips head screwdriver

Note: Some older Positioners will require a 5/16″ socket driver as larger nuts were previously used. 

If you’re only replacing the Pan Motor, skip steps 5-6, 8. 

Step 1: Turn the Positioner so the back legs are closest to you. Remote Positioner

Step 2: Begin by removing the 2 short screws from the back legs of the mounting plate.

  • Remove the 2 long screws from the front legs of the mounting plate and remove the plate. 
    Remote Positioner Step 2

Step 3: Remove the 4 screws from the base of the Positioner.Remote Positioner Step 3

Step 4: Flip the Positioner over and remove the bottom plate. Unplug the 3 cables. 

Remote Positioner Step 4

Step 5: Using the 3/16″ socket driver, remove the 4 jack screws from the sides of the serial plugs.Remote Positioner Step 5

Step 6: Using the 1/4″ socket, remove the 2 nuts from the circuit board; remove the board by pulling up and away.

Remote Positioner Step 6

Step 7: Remove the nuts and washers from any broken motors. Transfer the stand to the new motor. 

  1. Replace the old motor with the new motor with the wires pointed inward. Remote Positioner Step 7
  2. Replace the washers and tighten the nuts.Remote Positioner Step 7b

Step 8: Replace the circuit board.

  1. Tighten the nuts. (The motor mount nut may need to be adjusted for the board to fit.)
  2. Tighten the jack screws. (Over-tightening may cause the screws to break.)

Step 9: Plug the motors into the board taking note of the labels and motor positions — right, left, pan

Also keep in mind that the motors are upside down and therefore reversed.

Remote Positioner Step 9

Step 10: Replace the bottom plate with the pan motor to the back.

Step 11: Flip the Positioner over and tighten the 4 screws on the base.

  1. Tighten the two long screws on the front legs of the mounting plate.
  2. Tighten the two short screws on the back legs of the mounting plate. 


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