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Advanced Broken Gimbal

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by VideoBob, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. VideoBob

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    Hi,
    I have the same issue with broken Gimbal. When I turn my Advanced 3 on camera doesn't move but is beeping 3 times fast. It is a low beep..The light is blinking red above camera. I bought it used and was told gimbal is not working. Nothing seems to be broken on camera and parts around it. What is the next step in fixing. It seems like the ribbon Cable is the most common issue with repairs. Camera takes pictures and video just cant move it with remote and won't set in place after turning on the bird.

    In the remote It tells me i have a gimbal tilt error-hardware malfunction...It also has I should upgrade firmware. I have 1.8 installed right now. Bird flies fine with controller..

    Not sure if I should upgrade firmware with a broken gimbal, at least I can fly it and learn while I fix gimbal, don't want to upgrade firmware not be able to fly it because it screws up update because gimbal is not working.

    Should I want to upgrade firmware until gimbal is working?

    Any advice I how to proceed to fix gimbal? Is there a diagnostic to tell what part or parts are bad. Again nothing looks like it is broken or bent.

    Totally a newbee Just purchased last week

    Thanks
     
  2. G-Dizzle

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    I would return it if it's broken and you've only owned it for a week? Or have you been flying with it?
     
  3. VideoBob

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    Thanks G-Dizzle..I bought it used so it was a good deal for the drone but now have to fix gimbal or purchase another. I wish I knew what I need to fix it. The ribbon cable is the first thing I can replace. but the beep beep beep should mean something on what is wrong.

    thanks