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Gimbal electronic help needed

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by kanook450, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. kanook450

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    If anyone has their gimbal apart I need help identifying a component. I just had a crash that destroyed what I believe to be an oscillating crystal. The plastic housing is missing that I think would have any identification. If someone knows or has theirs open and could let me know if there's any markings that would be much appreciated. I included a photo of what I think it originally looked like.
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  2. ianwood

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    I wish I could help but I have no idea.

    On a slightly unrelated note, I would love for someone with some EE experience to map that thing out. Especially the CANH, CANL, BOOT0 test points. I would love to get an understanding for how the gimbal module talks to the mothership and whether or not there is a legacy CAN interface.
     
  3. hunch

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    kanook,
    you are correct.
    and unless you have a re-flow table you will need a new main board.
    these are a PITA to replace.
     
  4. Dome

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    I didn't see anything like that in years of electronics, but it is an SMD ferrite bread or an inductor. I will search between my documentation.
    But it's broken due to electronic shock or mechanical shock ?
     
  5. kanook450

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    It was smashed by the gimbal arm during a crash. Smashed it right though the plastic cover over the board
     
  6. kanook450

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    I have the 4x camera so if I need to replace the board could I use an HD board if that's all I can find at the time
     
  7. kanook450

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    Voila. I received a new crystal today from mouser and installed it and success! I have a camera again. Now to do some maiden flights
     

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