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Bricked FC200 Because of Update to Extender ?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by dirkclod, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. dirkclod

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    I am seeing way to many threads on folks that have done the update only to lose their FPV
    as well as to many that have not flown theirs in a while to take it out only to see the same thing .
    No FPV
    What is the answer ?
    I saw the update screen and didn't do it but deleted my app and reinstalled the latest and mine is fine .
    Was it a bug in the app or what ?
    Your thoughts....
     
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  2. Mark The Droner

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    I always considered the damage to be in the RE rather than the camera. No?

    Since I haven't even used my DJI app since last fall, I can't comment first hand, but from what I've read, you're basically doomed. I think one guy was able to fix his RE somehow (I can't remember how), but the technique didn't work for anybody else. The others were forced to purchase new or used REs.

    I think I read that DJI eventually fixed the bug? But the bug didn't repair the lost REs. Of course, who is willing to test the fixed bug with a perfectly good RE and risk permanently bricking it? Not me.

    I like your solution, Dirk. Just delete and re-install the entire app.

    The whole mess is pretty outrageous though.

    Edit: See JDot's comment on the problem here: Wifi extender update on P2
     
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    Is this just on the P2.? Reason I ask, I just installed a Itelite DBS for my P3S on a spare R/C and haven't linked it yet. Thanks.


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    Thanks for responding Mark . Yea some are like you, gunslinger had the camera just brick on him after putting his up for awhile .
    I wonder if maybe he had deleted his app and reinstalled whatever version before he had powered up if that would have saved his
    as well as others .If I remember correctly J Dot said the wi fi board burned , might be wrong on that but sure he will chime in on this .
    I'm sure many have went to the P3 only to set there P2's down and when they go to fly them again they are going to be hit with this issue .
    I know many that did go up to the P3 have stopped reading in this section and are not even aware of this .
    As far as I know and I have the Standards also it is not an issue with those captain .

    Added / If you are one that don't want to update to the newer app here's where J Dot's
    how-to and all the file#'s are for all the different app's Can't connect through camera...
     
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    App version ( 1.0.56 ) vision app, was the version with a bug in the extender update, DO NOT USE THIS VERSION!

    I have not tested newest versions ( 1.0.58, or 1.0.60 ) but will in the FUTURE!

    Next
    If you have not flown in a while ( P2v and or P2v+ users only ), you start it up and get this warning ( you must upgrade extender ) DO NOT UPGRADE, repeat DO NOT UPGRADE.
    Instead
    Shut everything down!
    1) delete app from your phone, either use newest app, or revert back ( p2v+ users DO NOT GO PAST 1.0.48 ) as p2v+ was added at this upgrade and is not avail on earlier versions of the app. P2v NON plus users can go all the way back to 1.0.19 first version of app.
    Now with new app installed,
    Go fly and have fun.

    IF YOU UPGRADED EXTENDER, and have NO FPV, due to it:
    P2v+ ( mainboard in gimbal is toast )
    P2v ( 3rd board is fried )
    Either WILL require, replace or repair!

    A few of you will experience lost FPV, but simply reverting or upgrading app will cure your problem!

    Next if your extender went completely dead ( won't turn on ) , I've found it will loose internal memory, and require you to rebind to fix problem.

    Here are a couple videos that will help:

    1st finding your unique MAC ADDRESS, to your camera ( p2v ) or your wifi module ( p2v+ )

    Easy mac:


    Ok those who want to revert app ( iOS users only )
    Here is a tutorial:


    Hello Everyone,
    Here is some info I compiled, for those of you experiencing " PROBLEMS " after updating a DJI IOS app, to your smart device!

    This is a step by step " HOW-TO " downgrade ANY iOS app , through ITUNES, using Charles Proxy " Web Debugger ".

    You'll first need to download Charles!

    Go to:
    Charlesproxy.com

    Download the FREE 30 day trial, ( just uninstall when finished )

    Ok

    Here is the video on how to do this:


    Ok
    Now I've compiled the numbers and placed them with APP versions and dates for you: ( you can search the app in iTunes, and search versions, and what each version has or has added ) too much typing for me, but this will help:

    Ok. ( DJI VISION APP )
    Use this number for this version:
    15770051 ver. 1.0.19 ( July 19, 2013 )
    23233090 ver. 1.0.22 ( Sep.20,2013 )
    72532642 ver.1.0.27 ( Oct.08,2013 )
    88632642 ver.1.0.28 (Nov.07,2013 )
    176052660 ver.1.0.30 ( Dec.01,2013 )
    289042895 ver.1.0.31 ( Jan.11,2014 )
    300442650 ver.1.0.32 ( Jan.14,2014 )
    519392631 ver.1.0.37 ( Apr.07,2014 )
    585422641 ver.1.0.41 ( June24,2014 )
    596284901 ver.1.0.41 revision " B "
    642542793 ver.1.0.42 (July29,2014 )
    706673865 ver.1.0.43 (Oct.28,2014 )
    811174353 ver.1.0.46 ( Jan.23,2015 )
    811505240 ver 1.0.46 revision " B "
    811660004 ver.1.0.48 ( Feb.06,2015 )
    813236208 ver.1.0.52 ( Sep.09,2015 )
    813583643 ver.1.0.53 ( Oct.08,2015 )
    814227950 ver.1.0.54 ( Nov.12,2015 )
    814272310 ver 1.0.54 revision " B "
    814418297 ver.1.0.54 revision " C "
    815541257 ver.1.0.56 ( Jan.14,2016 )
    815587449 ver.1.0.56 revision " B "
    815735194 ver.1.0.56 revision " C "

    Ok ( DJI GO APP )
    810766904 ver.1.0 ( Feb.11,2015 )
    811778986 ver.1.0.1 ( Feb.13,2015 )
    811816666 ver.1.0.2 ( Feb.26,2015 )
    812042400 ver.1.0.3 ( Apr.02,2015 )
    812332348 ver.1.1.1 ( May05,2015 )
    812459200 ver.1.1.2 ( May27,2015 )
    812643015 ver.1.2.0 ( June26,2015 )
    812940093 ver.2.0.0 ( Aug04,2015 )
    812752484 ver.2.0.0 revision " B "
    813037514 ver.2.1.0 ( Aug13,2015 )
    813098150 ver.2.2.0 ( Sep07,2015 )
    813521419 ver.2.3.0 ( Oct05,2015 )
    813523578 ver.2.3.0 revision " B "
    813665930 ver.2.3.0 revision " C "
    813502052 ver.2.3.0 revision " D "
    813321065 ver.2.3.0 revision " E "
    813856913 ver.2.4.0 ( Oct21,2015 )
    813919876 ver.2.4.0 revision " B "
    813848230 ver.2.4.0 revision " C "
    813876776 ver.2.4.0 revision " D "
    814414870 ver.2.4.1 ( Nov16,2015 )
    814445173 ver.2.4.1 revision " B "
    814493632 ver.2.4.1 revision " C "
    814584509 ver.2.4.2 ( Nov25,2015 )
    814566170 ver.2.4.2 revision " B "
    814760906 ver.2.4.2 revision " C "
    815084483 ver.2.4.3 ( Dec18,2015 )
    815086904 ver.2.4.3 revision " B "
    815112170 ver.2.4.3 revision " C "
    815288287 ver.2.4.3 revision " D "
    815611197 ver.2.5.0 ( Jan10,2016 )
    815615585 ver.2.5.0 revision " B "
    815764145 ver.2.5.0 revision " C "
    815878759 ver.2.5.1 ( Jan15,2016 )
    815949783 ver.2.5.1 revision " B "
    815876501 ver.2.5.1 revision " C "
    816265475 ver.2.6.0 ( Feb02,2016 )
    816232239 ver.2.6.0 revision " B "
    816249216 ver.2.6.0 revision " C "
    816547767 ver.2.7.0 ( Mar13,2016 )
    816751249 ver.2.7.1 ( Mar15,2016 )
    816962519 ver.2.7.2 ( Apr13,2016 )
    817118268 ver.2.8.0 ( Apr25,2016 )
    817278603 ver.2.8.1 ( May09,2016 )
    817508323 ver.2.8.2 ( May25,2016 )
    817522546 ver.2.8.2 revision " B "

    Ok hope this helps!

    J Dot
    :cool:
    Take Care, Fly Safe!

    I use ( 1.0.48 ) first version to add vision plus. But feel free to experiment.

    I wanted to also add fixing the app will not fix FPV if you upgraded the extender through the app.
    ( most likely gimbal mainboard ( plus models ), or board 3 is fried ( vision non plus models ). Will require repair or replace. The mods are working on a sticky on not to upgrade extender, as not to brick your FPV, in old app version 1.0.56, this version had a serious bug, causing all this CRAP!

    Good luck to you ALL!
     
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    J Dot for President!
     
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    Thanks Crash,
    Sorry to hear about your recent misfortune! Hope you will be back at it soon! Anything we can do to help?

    Your friend
    Jerry D.
    :cool:
     
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    @J Dot , Hi my friend, for the moment you can say a prayer that the issue was with moving the tracker and then not doing a compass calibration as Dirk suggested, next time flying will be sunday this week i hope, if i can make it through 4 batteries with no issues then its gonna be a blessing, will post back after then and let you know, take it easy my mate.
     
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    I also upgraded my range extender on my Phantom 2 Vision and now everything works except I cannot see the live camera feed. I am likely going to purchase a new Phantom. Let me know if anyone wants to purchase this Phantom 2 Vision that needs TBD repair to fix the live camera feed issue. (scott@HarrisonburgHousingToday.com)