Focuser slippage in my Sky Watcher Equinox Pro 80mm OTA

Last night I found a significant slippage problem on my Equinox 80.

I have managed to solve this after reading relevant internet resources. There is a small hex screw just behind the locking thumb screw that can be tightened to prevent slippage but this needs to be done carefully and in very small increments to prevent excess pressure causing damage to the focuser tube.

Internet resources:

https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/232789-equinox-80-focuser-problem

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/blog/adjusting-skywatcher-equinox-focuser-tension.html

https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/134026-equinox-80-focuser-adjusting/#comment-1337450

https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/74335-refractor-focuser-slipping/#comment-722461

https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/194211-equinox-80-focus-slippage-problem/#comment-2033890

https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/134026-equinox-80-focuser-adjusting/#comment-1336086

Andy

Photos of my own Equinox 80 today when I adjusted the focuser tension, showing the hex screw being tightened:

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