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Help A Novice! A red blinking light while powering on

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Beach Dog, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Beach Dog

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    So I know this is a lame question but I can't power up the Phantom. I press the button once, then again for around two seconds. The green lights stay on but a red blinking light on the battery. Then, it shuts itself off. Yes, the battery is charged. What am I missing here? I assume its embarrassingly simple... Thanks!
     
  2. msinger

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    What happens if you press the button battery once and release it?
     
  3. Beach Dog

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    I get four steady green bars and one steady red light.
     
  4. robsquad

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    what happens if you plug ig on the charger ?
     
  5. Beach Dog

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    Battery shows solid four green bars and one solid red light. I have two batteries and both do the same.
     
  6. Beach Dog

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    This new out of the box, btw. I've never flown one before and totally excited!
     
  7. barefootbeachcombing

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    Are you pressing the button once and then immediately pressing it again and holding it?
     
  8. cdusher

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    I know sometime the sequence is a little touchy, but push release, push hold should cause he battery to power up and remain on.
    On occasion I have to do it 2 or three times to get it right.
    If the battery is fully charged and in the charger there are no lights at all.
     
  9. Beach Dog

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    I got it started! Now there is a blinking yellow light and beeping sound.
     
  10. Beach Dog

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    Thanks so much for your help! I can move forward and fly tomorrow!
     
  11. davisual

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    Beach Dog you may be forgetting one very important thing. Read and understand the manual.. you won't regret. Fly safe have fun my friend