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Getting Gimbal repaired?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by RichWCarr, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. RichWCarr

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    An impact caused the gimbal to separate into two pieces. The X-axis gimbal came loose from the base, tearing the ribbon cable. I pressed the gimbal back together is it seems to rotate freely.

    Another thread referenced an eBay seller that sells the cable for $199. Will DJI repair the gimbal and what should I expect they will charge if they only have to replace the cable?

    Any other options? 3rd party repair sources?
     
  2. pb7424

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  3. ryanhoelzer

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    DJI has fixed a few (including mine) for free even though it was the result of a crash. The problem is having to send them the whole unit for up to 2 months..
     
  4. RichWCarr

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    ****! I just paid another eBay seller $199, and now he's asking $249 for the rest he has. My seller says his is "original DJI replacement ribbon cable" and the picture is different from the one above.
     
  5. Jstic

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    I understand the higher price due to availability, but $199 was bad, now $249 is just silly. You can sell your old damaged camera for close to $250 and get a new one for $679. A bit more expensive buy you have new instead of repaired. Also, I have replaced the cable and it doesn't necessarily fix the gimbal shaking and other problems.
     
  6. clingermac

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    Any dealer charging those prices for a $5.00 cable should be boycotted. They sell you equipment designed to fail and then gouge you for a part to fix it and there's no guarantee that you can do the job properly. I wouldn't pay that for a cable and I would certainly never buy anything from a dealer like that again.
     
  7. clingermac

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    I heard from a dealer that they are charging $200.00 to repair/replace these ribbon cables.