I picked this up used and in very good shape as far as I can tell. It goes the wrong direction with every alignment attempt.
I kept getting reset messages and realized this wasn't normal, that's when I found the battery was dead. I replaced that and manually reset the works just to be thorough, then I entered time (UTC and UTC date for that UTC time), my site name, lat/lon, time zone, home position, CWD. Yes, the RA cable goes to RA motor, and the DEC to the DEC..the RA cable is so short it barely reaches the fixed position for the RA motor anyway.
I have a roughly decent first polar on it I think, it should at least go somewhere near Regulus when I tell it to, I figure.
Instead, it goes the wrong direction. The RA seems to be correct, it tilted to scope on the E side consistent with aiming at Regulus W of the meridian, but the DEC went wonky and pointed way N. This is consistent with every attempt.
I've checked the troubleshooting page and not seen anything I didn't set, now my remaining question is about the gearbox replacement. My gearboxes say S162 and look like this...