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Gimbal on Phantom vision 2 plus not working after tip over.

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by djiflyer84, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. djiflyer84

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    Hello I am a new owner of a DJI phantom vision 2 plus and new to this forum as well. However, my gimbal has stopped working after a minor tip over compared to a few (in my view) pretty hard crashes into trees. This last crash had happened just as I was starting the props and the quad tipped over on its side and kicked up some snow. I brought it inside, removed the battery immediately and let it dry off for a day. Upon starting it up the following day, instead of the camera coming alive like it usually does it just flopped their flaccid and sad :shock: and starting making grinding sounds every other second. It's hard to describe so I decided to take a video of whats going on.

    I'm crossing my fingers that its either something I could fix my self or perhaps a local trusted hobby shop? I hope I don't have to replace the whole gimbal for 600.00. :(

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  2. hunch

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    Re: Gimbal on Phantom vision 2 plus not working after tip ov

    either gimbal cable or main board.
    in both cases she is repairable. gimbal cable is $130, main board is $100 so still far from brand new ($600+)

    let me know if you need help with it.
    where are you located btw?
     
  3. Mako79

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    Re: Gimbal on Phantom vision 2 plus not working after tip ov

    There are 3 sets of cables cables that come from the phantom down to the gimbal board. Unplug all three and inspect them. Use tweezers and plug them back in firmly.
     
  4. djiflyer84

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    Re: Gimbal on Phantom vision 2 plus not working after tip ov

    I unplugged all 3 sets of cables and I inspected the clips on the phantom. The smaller of the 3 clips had a piece of plastic broken inside from the socket in the gimble. It seemed to only be the plastic bit that broke off and I was able to remove it. I then inspected the pins on the gimble and non seemed effected. I re inserted all three cables hoping it would work now, however it is acting the same way as in the video once again.

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  5. Mako79

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    Re: Gimbal on Phantom vision 2 plus not working after tip ov

    For the clip to break means that you had a previous incident.
    And according to the vimeo cliip, the unit is also buzzing meaning that there is a serious error.
     
  6. djiflyer84

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    Re: Gimbal on Phantom vision 2 plus not working after tip ov

    Not sure where to go from here..other then the hobby shop.
     
  7. djiflyer84

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    Re: Gimbal on Phantom vision 2 plus not working after tip ov

    Still trying to figure out whats going on with it. :?: