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Professional Battery Issues / Phantom 3 won't power down

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Khyber, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. Khyber

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    Previous owner of an original Phantom and Phantom Vision. Picked up a Phantom 3 (Pro) today, but when I insert the battery the Phantom 3 powers up immediately, without even turning it on. It will not power-off. The battery will be off when its inserted into the phantom, but it just powers up and will not power off. Practically like the Energizer bunny. Yes, I waited roughly 10min or more and it doesn't power down. I updated the firmware, same thing. Put the battery on the charger, doesn't want to charge, unless I power the battery on.

    I don't get any battery error messages until I power-down the Phantom 3. I'm leaning towards defective battery.

    This one issue has put a whole buzz-kill on my Phantom 3 experience. I'm more concerned with this issue coming up mid-flight and causing an incident.

    Any ideas? Frustrating. After all these years its sad that DJI still hasn't solved the battery issues.
     
  2. C0ps

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    If you just picked it up today why try to solve the problem? Just return it and get it exchanged.
     
  3. Khyber

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    I already requested an RMA from B&H. In the mean time I want to see if I can find a solution.
     
  4. C0ps

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    After one day they won't do a refund?
     
  5. Khyber

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    I never said they wouldn't do a refund. I requested a return and just waiting for them to get back to me with a RMA number so I can ship it back to them. While I am waiting for them to send me an RMA number I just want to see if I can find a solution to the problem.
     
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    Update: Got another Phantom 3 battery from a buddy, put it in my Phantom 3 and it works just fine now. Turns on and off like it should have. The originally battery was bad. First flight was a success.
     
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