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Can I repair this myself?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Phantom fool, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Phantom fool

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    Was flying and everything was OK until the ground rose up and grabbed my P3P out of the air. It seemed OK until I put it in the backpack and subsequently removed it. Upon removal, II think I squeezed too hard and one part of the shell seems to have separated (top from bottom) and is a little offset. This was not the result of the crash, rather my incredible hulk-like strength pulling the aircraft from the case.

    Pic is below. Question is, can I repair this myself or is this something I have to send it back for? I'm not sure how to take the shell apart to re-align everything. Is there a video on how to do that somewhere?
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  3. msinger

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    Here's a video showing how to take the shell apart:

     
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    Pics now. Took a minute to upload

    It's a pirates life for me
     
  5. Phantom fool

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    Thanks msinger. So do you think I cab just open it and re-align the shell, or does it need to be replaced?
     
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    I had this happen to mine on one side. If you manage to look at a picture of the casing you will see that one half clips into the other. If you know how it goes for me it was just a matter of squeezing the correct half to manipulate it back into the clip. To split the case may leave you having to do the same procedure but all around.
     
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  7. msinger

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    I think you can pop it back in place. It'll probably require opening the shell though.
     
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    I would just loosen the screws to start with and try and move it back together first and retighten . That has worked for me before.
    Sometimes it hasn't and had to do as msinger said .
     
  9. msinger

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    The shell snaps together, so loosening the screws probably won't help in this case. The OP might be able to push it back together. I wouldn't suggest forcing it too much though.
     
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    Squeeze the TOP half of the shell inward directly above those snap features, and apply a slight downward pressure. Do one at a time.
     
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    Aware as I have took mine apart :)
    Loosen the screws will give it enough play to slip that lip back in place if that all it is .
     
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    Took it apart? Pretty sure you are intimately aware of most everything under that shell. :D
     
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  13. dirkclod

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    You would think so if ya read any in here huh :)
    lol