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Firmware update no lights and bird and makes loud beeps

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by sky high, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. sky high

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    Tried to install new firmware up date and when installing up date on a new card then unzip file to show bin.
    Installed in bird with RC off and turned on battery I get no lights on bird and bird makes loud beeps one after another no breaks in the beeps.
    HELP HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO NEXT
     
  2. Mako79

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    Sounds like you turned it off half way.
    Leave the SD card with the firmware on it and wait 10 minutes or so. It will try to resume. Update should take 10-20 minutes.
     
  3. louforgiveno

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    Is it a 4 beep pattern or just a lond beep?
    also i noticed my arm lights go off a few minutes into the install and stayed off for 5 minutes then came back on and update finished a few minutes later
     
  4. sky high

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    Just loud beeps
     
  5. louforgiveno

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    if you can reformat card with phantom then add bin file and try again...give it a bit extra time, but it should fix and complete the update
     
  6. sky high

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    I left it on for 20 min and all it did was just beep no lights ever came on
     
  7. louforgiveno

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    Have you tried reformating the sdcard, or just use another card? It may make a difference
     
  8. sky high

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    No I guess that's next
     
  9. Mako79

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    Get the txt file off the SD card.
    It will give you a status.
     
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    Format the sd card and put the .bin file, not the 'how to update firmware' file, on the sd card and give it a whirl.:D
     
  11. sky high

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    It is doing the same just loud beeps and no lights
     
  12. louforgiveno

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    give it time
     
  13. sky high

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    Ok one more try cause it's getting hard on my wife the beeping noise
     
  14. sky high

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    Until she is gone in the morning
     
  15. sky high

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    You say give it time I would think 20 min is long enough
     
  16. louforgiveno

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    my update from 1.1.5 to 1.3.2 took 30 minutes 1.3.2 to 1.4 10 minutes, if you had a bad flash and it is fixing it you can expect it to take a bit longer to repair/flash
     
  17. rwakins

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    Mine did the exact same thing. I had one successful flight after the update then the next time I turned it on, loud beeps and no lights. I reloaded the firmware on my micro sd card and turned it on after about ten minutes the beeping stopped and the aircraft updated again and fixed the problem.
     
  18. sky high

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    I format the card and just had the bin file on the card and it just keeps doing the same thing loud beeps
     
  19. louforgiveno

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    Have you tried powering down the phantom for at least 10 minutes (take out battery ) then retry....if so, I'm out of ideas
     
  20. cqr35

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    The BIN file is 1.04 yet the other references are 1.40 Is this a typo?


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    I am having troubles....
     

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