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Battery tabs (press tabs to remove)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jimph1, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Jimph1

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    Anyone have problems with removing battery on the p3 ? One of the tabs you press doesn't move down enough to pull out of the p3. Had to use a tool to remove. Is this common ? Will jessops or dji replace this battery which is 2 days old ?

    P.s I have another battery which is fine

    Thanks

    Jim

    New p3 pilot
     
  2. Mark The Droner

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    Do you use the 2-handed method to remove the battery? This lets you pinch each tab with a finger/thumb from each hand at the same time. It allows you to apply twice the pressure you would apply otherwise.

    Skip ahead to the 6:35 mark:
     
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  3. Jaime Ray Vaughn

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    That was very helpful for you to post this video. Thank you.
     
  4. Jimph1

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    Hi there. Yes the 2 hand method works fine with one of my batteries but one of the tabs on the other is just not pressing in not matter how hard I press it, battery only 2 days old so I will pop into jessops with it tommorow to see if they can replace. Definitely some kind of flaw
     
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    I got one of these a few months ago - incredibly hard to depress the tab. I returned it to Amazon as defective and got a prompt replacement. I think DJI's quality control on the battery plastics is not that good.
     
  7. Jimph1

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    Took battery back to jessops today and got a replacement. Happy days. Definitely was a problem with one of the tabs.
     
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    Yes, can be sticky and snappy at first.


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