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Camera goes dead?? This might help

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Meta4, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Meta4

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    I just had a weird one.
    The camera seemed OK on startup but would die after a few seconds.
    The screen would stay black and there were odd indications about weak signal - although I was 1 metre away and the signal seemed fine.
    The P3 would fly ok (blind).
    I did everything I could think of and nothing helped .... until I took out the SD card.
    Simply taking the card out fixed it.
    There was nothing on the card - I'll reformat it and see how it goes later.
    Talked to my dealer and he's heard of a few doing this.
    If the Phantom doesn't read or doesn't like the SD card on startup, it switches the camera off.

    A good reason to have a spare card or two in your bag - as well as for those times you leave the card in the computer.
     
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  2. dirkclod

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    Good find Meta !
    Glad that's what it was ;)
     
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    Way to think on your feet! Nice job of on the spot troubleshooting.
     
  4. dirkclod

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    Was sitting scratching his head bro ;)
     
  5. jlo

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    Thanks for the heads-up Meta.
     
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    Let's pin this thread and actually start listing known compatible/incompatible card models and brands. That way we can help avoid wasting money on cards that don't work. Maybe DJI could use the list to investigate issues too?
     
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    Thanks for sharing that.